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Top honour for Lar chief executive Ann Leslie

Lar Housing Trust’s chief executive, Ann Leslie, a former partner at MacRoberts, has won an award for her work in Scotland’s housing sector.

Published 26 November 2021

Webinar: Access to justice in the immigration and asylum system

JUSTICE is hosting a virtual event on 7 December at 5pm: Barriers and Threats to Access to Justice in the Immigration and Asylum System.

Published 26 November 2021

And finally… Mad Men

Young men are turning towards a life of crime because of male TV and film characters being recast as women, an MP has suggested.

Published 26 November 2021

Commercial judge refuses to sift action for outstanding pension contributions raised by fund trustees

A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has refused to sist proceedings brought by the trustees of a pension fund against the sole employer liable to pay contributions to it.

Published 25 November 2021

Law Society calls SCJC’s virtual court proposals premature

The Scottish Civil Justice Committee’s (SCJC) consultation on rules covering the mode of attendance at civil court hearings is premature and without a solid evidence base to inform its proposals, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 25 November 2021

Lord Advocate’s admission of malicious prosecution came too late

The Lord Advocate's admission that a former Rangers chief executive was the victim of a malicious prosecution should have been made earlier, a judge has said.

Published 25 November 2021

Morton Fraser appointed to APUC legal services framework agreement

Morton Fraser has been appointed to the APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) Legal Services Framework Agreement.

Published 25 November 2021

Lawyers celebrate 200 years of Session Cases

Lawyers, judges and students gathered in Edinburgh yesterday evening to celebrate the bicentenary of Session Cases.

Published 25 November 2021

ICO calls on Google and other companies to eliminate existing privacy risks posed by adtech industry

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today set out data protection standards that companies must meet to safeguard people’s privacy online when developing new advertising technologies (adtech).

Published 25 November 2021

Laura McKenna: Must employers consult with disciplined employee about appropriate sanction?

An EAT judgment suggests failure to consult may render dismissal unfair, writes Laura McKenna.

Published 25 November 2021

Hamas remains on European list of terrorist organisations following CJEU ruling

Hamas should not have been removed from the European list of terrorist organisations, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Published 25 November 2021

New measures to expand beaver numbers and restore biodiversity

The Scottish government will actively support the expansion of the beaver population, promoting translocation, which involves safely trapping and moving beavers to a more suitable area. This will reduce or avoid negative impacts and help establish beaver presence in areas of Scotland outside their current range, beyond where natural expansion would be expected to reach in the short term.

Published 25 November 2021

And finally… like it or leave it

A woman was thrown out of a hotel at night with her young granddaughter after leaving the place a three-star review online.

Published 25 November 2021

English teacher who was punched by pupil loses negligence appeal against former employer

An assistant head teacher at a school in Rochdale who retired after his cheekbone was fractured by a pupil has lost an appeal against an English court’s decision to reject his negligence claim against his former employer.

Published 24 November 2021

Lords warn of government by diktat and imbalance between Parliament and government

There is an urgent need to rebalance power between Parliament and the UK government, peers have warned.

Published 24 November 2021