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Richard Douglas-Home: OTS recommendations for the simplification of CGT

Richard Douglas-Home discusses the additional recommendations the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has made to the Chancellor for the simplification of Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

Published 3 August 2021

Former monk sentenced for historical sexual offences against children

A former monk who admitted two charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices against boys more than 40 years ago has been sentenced.

Published 3 August 2021

Profits rise to £614m at DLA Piper

DLA Piper's revenue for its offices outside of the US remained at just over £1 billion over 2020/21 while profits rose to £614m.

Published 3 August 2021

SEMLA and NatWest Group to hold diversity event

The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association (SEMLA) and NatWest Group are hosting a virtual event called "Less talk, more action: what are we doing to improve ethnic diversity in the legal profession?". The keynote speaker is Ash Denham MSP, who is responsible for the legal profession.

Published 3 August 2021

And finally… bake-off

A woman has admitted providing cannabis brownies to her friends – who then panicked and called an ambulance.

Published 3 August 2021

English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider

The English Court of Appeal has allowed part of an appeal by the broadcaster and broadband provider Sky after it had the use of its trade marks restricted following an infringement action against a cloud storage business with a similar name founded by former Microsoft employees.

Published 30 July 2021

Craig Murray to be jailed after Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal

Former diplomat Craig Murray has failed to obtain permission to appeal to the Supreme Court and will be jailed.

Published 30 July 2021

Court backlog set to reach 50,000

Scotland's courts are sitting on an estimated backlog of  48,993 cases, figures from the Scottish government show.

Published 30 July 2021

HMP Greenock indicative of Scotland’s prison crisis

Calls have been made for HMP Greenock to be replaced as soon as possible after a leaking roof forced the closure of 40 cells.

Published 30 July 2021

Sandra Cassels: How can construction businesses work with supply chains to minimise disputes?

For over a year now, we have seen how coronavirus has had a vast impact on the construction industry - from disturbances to both the supply and production of materials needed for projects, to the suspension and closure of sites during lockdowns.

Published 30 July 2021

From paralegal to SYLA president: Chiara Pieri on seizing opportunities

Solicitor Chiara Pieri tells Scottish Legal News about her career journey – from working as a paralegal to qualifying as a solicitor and becoming president of the Scottish Young Lawyers' Association.

Published 30 July 2021

Polish judges unite in support of EU ruling

Thousands of Polish judges and prosecutors have signed an appeal urging authorities to follow recent rulings by an EU court to disband the country's disciplinary chamber for judges.

Published 30 July 2021

Clyde & Co profits up seven per cent to £153.5m

Clyde & Co’s global turnover rose to nearly £640m over 2020/21, while profits climbed seven per cent to £153.5m.

Published 30 July 2021

And finally… not a happy bunny

Lindt has secured a court victory in its attempt to obtain trademark protection for its chocolate golden Easter bunny.

Published 30 July 2021