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Steven Thomson wins Innovation Cup with his Notice to Quit Calculator

A tool designed to help solicitors when preparing to terminate commercial leases at the end of their contractual term is the brainchild of an Edinburgh solicitor who has won this year’s Innovation Cup.

Published 16 July 2019

Dumfries and Galloway Solicitors Property Centre joins ESPC

Dumfries and Galloway Solicitors Property Centre (DGSPC) has joined Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC).

Published 16 July 2019

And finally... bad taste

A polygamy-themed beer has been rejected for sale in North Carolina because “polygamy is illegal".

Published 16 July 2019

Faculty of Advocates awards legal work tender to Balfour and Manson

Balfour and Manson has won a tender process to provide legal services to the Faculty of Advocates – the first new appointment to the role for decades.

Published 15 July 2019

Cannabis ‘gardener’ who claimed he was human trafficking victim fails in appeal against sentence 

A Vietnamese man who was jailed for three years after admitting being involved in a cannabis growing operation has had an appeal against his sentence rejected.

Published 15 July 2019

Anderson Strathern hires corporate specialist Euan Tripp as partner

Anderson Strathern has hired corporate specialist Euan Tripp from Brodies, in a move that strengthens the firm’s corporate and commercial offering.

Published 15 July 2019

CMS appoints IP specialist Neeraj Thomas

CMS has appointed contentious IP specialist Neeraj Thomas as an of counsel in the firm’s technology & media practice in Glasgow. He joins from Burness Paull, where he was a senior associate.

Published 15 July 2019

Construction companies most likely to have public disputes with their insurers

New research reveals that companies who take their insurers to court or public arbitration over non-payment of a claim win in around one in three cases.

Published 15 July 2019

Donald Findlay QC features in new crime show

Donald Findlay QC features in a new BBC Scotland show exploring those criminal cases which continue to fascinate us.

Published 15 July 2019

England should follow Scotland's lead on regulation of property agents, say experts

A report by the working group on the regulation of property agents’ (ROPA) which proposes increased regulation, minimum qualifications, and the formal licensing of agents should be welcomed according to a property management firm.

Published 15 July 2019

Blackadders' Dario Demarco beats gruelling Trans Alba Race

At the beginning of this month, Dario Demarco, a solicitor in Blackadders' corporate & commercial team in Glasgow completed the inaugural Trans Alba Race – a self-supported solo endurance bike race around Scotland.

Published 15 July 2019

In pictures... head of US consulate addresses Aberdeen law students

Aberdeen University’s School of Law received a visit last Thursday from Ellen Wong, principal officer at the US Consulate General, in Edinburgh.

Published 15 July 2019

Signed Celtic top up for grabs from Lawscot Foundation

Celtic Football Club has kindly donated a 2018/19 home shirt to the Lawscot Foundation signed by some of the history-making treble treble winning team to help raise funds for less advantaged students in Scotland.

Published 15 July 2019

And finally... chore

A 41-year legal battle – fought over the sum of 20 rupees – has finally come to an end.

Published 15 July 2019

Punishment parts imposed on teenage murderers were ‘excessive’, appeal court rules

Two teenagers convicted of murder have had the punishments parts of their life sentences reduced following an appeal.

Published 12 July 2019