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England: Law Commission proposes crime of misogyny

The Law Commission in England and Wales has proposed making sex or gender a protected characteristic.

Published 24 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Olivia Gater

I graduated this year from the University of Edinburgh with a 2:1 LLB (hons) and am now completing my diploma in professional legal practice, while seeking a traineeship for 2021.

Published 24 September 2020

Event: The Understanding Model of Mediation with Stephen O’Rourke QC and Gary Friedman

The Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is hosting an online event on "The Understanding Model of Mediation: meeting the challenge of mediation's promise" in place of its annual conference.

Published 24 September 2020

Dundee Law graduates benefit from Ken Scott memorial bursary

Three University of Dundee law graduates have been awarded funding as a result of a memorial bursary set up by legal firm Blackadders in conjunction with the university.

Published 24 September 2020

In-house Rising Star Award 2020 shortlist announced

Five newly qualified, in-house solicitors have been shortlisted for the Law Society of Scotland In-house Rising Star Award 2020.

Published 24 September 2020

US: Concentration camp guard faces extradition to Germany

A concentration camp guard is facing extradition from the US to Germany in what could be one of the last Nazi war crime trials.

Published 24 September 2020

And finally… on the ball

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being honoured by a Scottish football team who have put the late US jurist's name on their kit this season.

Published 24 September 2020

Tech to consider when starting your own Legal Practice

The idea may have been swirling around in your head for a while. The vision of you hanging that handwritten sign above your desk in the spare room that reads ‘[fill in the blank] Solicitors’. You might have even picked the office location, or maybe you’re enjoying the thought of working from home for the long term. Whatever you’re feeling and whatever your vision looks like there is a lot to consider when doing something on your own.

Published 24 September 2020

Flat owner fails to establish statutory repair duty for downstairs neighbours

The proprietor of a flat in Edinburgh who sought to establish that their neighbour had a statutory obligation to pay for half the cost of repairs to the external render of the common wall of their building has had their application rejected by the Sheriff Court. 

Published 23 September 2020

Faculty of Advocates warns industrial disease bill ‘unlikely to improve safety’

A bill to recover NHS costs in treating industrial diseases is unlikely to prompt any improvement in workplace safety, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 23 September 2020

Miners sacked and prosecuted during strike should be compensated, ministers told

Miners wrongly sacked and convicted in the 1980s because of "trumped up" police charges should be compensated, Scottish ministers have been told.

Published 23 September 2020

Anderson Strathern makes 18 promotions

Anderson Strathern has promoted 18 fee earners in its latest round of promotions including at senior solicitor, associate and senior associate levels.

Published 23 September 2020

Staff at Weightmans return to full pay following pandemic cuts

Staff at Weightmans are to receive full pay again after the firm made cuts earlier this year, The Lawyer reports.

Published 23 September 2020

Dr Ronan Cormacain: Internal Market Bill breaches domestic law

Dr Ronan Cormacain of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law considers a lesser-discussed aspect of the controversial Internal Market Bill.

Published 23 September 2020

Joanna Cherry QC: Decriminalising torture does our soldiers a disservice

Joanna Cherry QC MP writes about the possibility of the UK government decriminalising torture and the impact this would have on soldiers.

Published 23 September 2020