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Law Society survey finds profession holding steady against Covid

The majority of private practice firms in Scotland "appear to have overcome the negative economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic", according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 24 November 2021

SLCC case against law firm escalates

A third hearing has been scheduled in the Court of Session in a case between the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) and a law firm which has failed to deliver relevant files and documents to the SLCC, despite an interlocutor requiring it to do so.

Published 24 November 2021

Former Irish chief justice Frank Clarke criticises UK plans as ‘attack on rule of law’

UK government plans to allow ministers to override court judgments have drawn condemnation from former chief justice of Ireland, Frank Clarke.

Published 24 November 2021

MBM Commercial’s Alexander Lamley admitted to New York bar

MBM Commercial's Alexander Lamley has been admitted to the New York bar.

Published 24 November 2021

Cases concluded in October reach 84 per cent of pre-Covid level

The level of cases concluded in Scotland's courts in October was 84 per cent of the average monthly pre-Covid level, according to figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

Published 24 November 2021

TLT enhances family leave scheme

TLT has announced an enhancement to its family leave policy as part of the firm’s "progressive and inclusive" working approach.

Published 24 November 2021

Packed programme for 21st Century Bar Conference

The 21st Century Bar Conference will take place next month – for the 21st time.

Published 24 November 2021

Scottish government commits to citizens’ assemblies

The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland model should be embedded in Scottish politics to give members of the public a direct role in future decision-making, the Scottish government has said.

Published 24 November 2021

SYLA to host diversity and inclusion roundtable tomorrow

Thursday 25 November at 6pm

Published 24 November 2021

Abbotsford Trust fundraising concert next month

A concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott is being held next month at Parliament Hall in aid of The Abbotsford Trust.

Published 24 November 2021

Quote of the day

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.

Published 24 November 2021

And finally… test drive

A man who drove to his practical driving test because he was running late is facing a police investigation.

Published 24 November 2021

Unprotected tenancy deposits continue to cost landlords in housing tribunal proceedings

Two applications by former tenants of Glasgow properties made after their landlords failed to place their tenancy deposits into an approved tenancy deposit scheme have resulted in awards of £500 and £6,000 from The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland’s Housing and Property Chamber.

Published 23 November 2021

Legal aid: Scottish government told to introduce bill soon

The Scottish government should introduce a bill on legal aid fees sooner than is currently planned, a Holyrood committee has said.

Published 23 November 2021

SCTS denies claims it ‘massages’ court statistics

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has denied suggestions it may have altered court statistics to make it "appear as if we are getting through the backlog".

Published 23 November 2021