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Gilson Gray acquires Wallace and Co Property Management in Dundee

Gilson Gray has merged with Dundee property firm, Wallace and Co Property Management.

Published 31 March 2020

SLCC to determine whether levy can be reduced during pandemic

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) is liaising with the relevant organisations to determine whether the levy it imposes on lawyers can be reduced in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

Govan Law Centre offers free online service during lockdown

Govan Law Centre is now running a free and confidential online advice service.

Published 31 March 2020

Jamie Foulis gains Law Society specialist accreditation

Balfour and Manson's Jamie Foulis has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in regulation of professional conduct law.

Published 31 March 2020

Lex Energy aims to help firms in need

A new energy law firm has been established in Aberdeen.

Published 31 March 2020

Council of Europe launches free online training course on ECHR

The Council of Europe has launched an updated version of its free online “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights”, a five-hour interactive training course aimed at legal professionals, public authorities, civil society and students.

Published 31 March 2020

Scottish Human Rights Commission flags implications of coronavirus laws

The Scottish Human Rights Commission has briefed Scotland’s MSPs on the human rights implications of the Coronavirus Bill, which will be considered by the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 1 April.

Published 31 March 2020

New website tracks use of online courts amid coronavirus pandemic

A new website has been launched to track the use of alternatives to traditional court hearings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 31 March 2020

COVID-19: Watermans Legal offers 20 per cent discount to NHS workers

Watermans Legal has announced it will be offering a discount to health workers throughout 2020.

Published 31 March 2020

And finally... locked down

A thief raiding a parked car was foiled after the vehicle's owner used a remote key to trap him until police arrived.

Published 31 March 2020

Dean of Faculty Gordon Jackson QC self-refers to SLCC over Salmond comments

Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication of footage in which he made comments about the trial of Alex Salmond, who was vindicated last week of various sexual offence charges at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Published 30 March 2020

ICO advises UK government it can use phone data to track coronavirus

The UK government has been advised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in order to track people who have COVID-19.

Published 30 March 2020

COVID-19: Guidance on compliance with court orders relating to parental responsibilities and rights

The Lord President, Lord Carloway has published short statement intended to offer general advice to parents and carers whose children are the subject of orders made by a court relating to parental responsibilities and rights, for example in relation to contact or residence.

Published 30 March 2020

Sheriff Aisha Anwar appointed Sheriff Principal

Aisha Anwar has been appointed sheriff principal for the South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway Sheriffdom and will take up her appointment on Wednesday.

Published 30 March 2020

Fran Ennis joins Bellwether Green as head of litigation and regulation

Bellwether Green has announced the appointment of Fran Ennis as head of litigation and regulation.

Published 30 March 2020