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Kelly Hardman: Time factor as offshore wind worker concession deadline approaches

As it continues to grow its track record of contributions to Scotland’s renewables mission, the offshore wind sector is currently making all the right headlines, writes Kelly Hardman.

Published 20 April 2021

US firms continuing to grow London bases despite Brexit

US law firms are continuing to grow their bases in the UK, particularly London, in spite of Brexit, new figures suggest.

Published 20 April 2021

Burges Salmon commits to Scottish Business Pledge

Burges Salmon's application to join the values-led partnership between government and business in Scotland has been formally accepted.

Published 20 April 2021

Scullion LAW pledges support to Marie Curie for 7th successful year 

Scullion LAW has launched its annual free will writing service in support of end of life charity, Marie Curie.

Published 20 April 2021

And finally… unexpected

A celebrity psychic who said he lost his powers after a car accident is facing a £100,000 legal bill after a judge ruled he had been "fundamentally dishonest" in his claim for compensation.

Published 20 April 2021

Changing your Practice Management Software is easier than you think

Let us be honest…we’re not going to suggest that changing your software isn’t a pain. It is. What you need to do to make the transition easier is work with a provider who understands all the reasons why this process is challenging. From there, guidance is given to make the transition as pain free as possible.

Published 20 April 2021

Outer House judge orders proof in action by historic Aberdeen society seeking repayment of funds from members

A commercial judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed a proof in an action raised by a centuries-old Aberdeen society against five of its members to recover money said to have been wrongly paid to them.

Published 19 April 2021

Covid-19: Crown Office records 3,400 care home deaths

The Crown Office has published data on the Covid deaths in care homes that have been reported to it.

Published 19 April 2021

SNP pledges to consult on dividing Lord Advocate’s dual roles

The SNP has promised to consult on splitting the dual role of the Lord Advocate if returned to power after next month's election.

Published 19 April 2021

New law firm MCM launches in Glasgow

Four solicitors have combined to establish a new legal firm based in Glasgow city centre. 

Published 19 April 2021

Ian Leach: Motor insurance in a post-Brexit Scotland

Scots law has had – and continues to have – many influences, from ancient Rome to the modern-day parliaments and courts. European, UK and Scottish legislation all continue to play a part in Scots law albeit that Brexit has greatly diminished the European influence in terms of new EU laws post-UK exit and enabled UK parliaments to depart from pre-exit EU laws where permissible.

Published 19 April 2021

SNP promises to create judicial register of interests

The SNP has pledged to establish a register of judicial interests if it returns to power.

Published 19 April 2021

David Houldsworth

The Herald has published an obituary of lawyer David Houldsworth, who passed away in February at the age of 67.

Published 19 April 2021

Challenge to loan charge legislation rejected

Philip Simpson QC and Graham MacIver, instructed by the Office of the Advocate General, have successfully represented HMRC in a challenge to the loan charge legislation based on EU law: Finucane v HMRC [2021] CSOH 38.

Published 19 April 2021

ICO issued fines of £42m last year

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued penalties totalling £42.4 million last year, according to new figures.

Published 19 April 2021