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Morton Fraser introduces success fee arrangements for commercial litigation

Morton Fraser has launched a new payment model as part of its commercial litigation practice to enable businesses to pursue disputes without significant financial risk.

Published 21 January 2021

Justice Committee raises concerns over Domestic Abuse Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has backed the underlying intentions behind the Scottish government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill, but warned that serious practical concerns raised during the course of its scrutiny need to be addressed.

Published 21 January 2021

Peer predicts China will sack British judges on Hong Kong’s highest court

A peer has predicted that the Chinese authorities will sack the British judges who sit on Hong Kong's highest court amid the withdrawal of a barrister who was prosecuting the region's leading pro-democracy activists.

Published 21 January 2021

Nine crofters to benefit from funding

Crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities are to benefit from grants to improve their housing or build new homes.

Published 21 January 2021

Andrew McConnell promoted to director at DWF

Andrew McConnell has been made a director at DWF in Glasgow.

Published 21 January 2021

Livestock worrying bill to be debated

A bill to address the rise in dog attacks on livestock will be debated at Holyrood today.

Published 21 January 2021

Nominations sought for Law Society honorary membership

The Law Society of Scotland is inviting nominations for honorary membership for outstanding service for the public good by a Scottish solicitor.

Published 21 January 2021

And finally… great Egyptian bake-off

Egyptian police have arrested a woman who made "indecent" cupcakes.

Published 21 January 2021

UK Supreme Court rules business interruption insurance policies must pay out after Covid-19 losses

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that business interruption losses resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic are recoverable under a variety of insurance policies after appeals by both the Financial Conduct Authority and various insurance companies.

Published 20 January 2021

Proposal to use terrorism laws during pandemic revealed by Scottish government in bungled disclosure

The Lord Advocate suggested using terrorism legislation to deal with the pandemic, the Scottish government has inadvertently revealed due to improperly redacting his comments in material released following a freedom of information request.

Published 20 January 2021

Holyrood passes bill to protect shopworkers

The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Bill. 

Published 20 January 2021

Is it time to ditch ‘Dear Sirs’ – have your say in our poll

Scottish Legal News is asking readers whether it is time to ditch the salutation 'Dear Sirs' from correspondence following calls for its abandonment.

Published 20 January 2021

More remote jury centres power up during latest lockdown

Following last week’s announcement that during the latest lockdown the criminal courts will focus on the most serious cases, seven sheriff courts are now running jury trials linked to remote jury centres.

Published 20 January 2021

Addleshaw Goddard optimistic about deal activity in year ahead

Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate team in Scotland has said it is confident that there will continue to be a strong pipeline of deal activity despite challenges caused by the ongoing pandemic and the impact of Brexit.

Published 20 January 2021

High Court trials in December 2020 up over previous years

There were more High Court evidence led trials in December 2020 than during the same period in the preceding two years amid severe delays caused by the pandemic, new figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) show.

Published 20 January 2021