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And finally... love triangle

A prominent lawyer has admitted his career is over after pleading guilty to bigamy and forgery of divorce documents.

Published 20 August 2019

‘Road rage’ motorist loses appeal against dangerous driving conviction

A motorist found guilty of “dangerous driving” after overtaking a camper van before slamming on the brakes and forcing the other driver to perform an “emergency stop” has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

Published 19 August 2019

Plans to tackle derelict land published

The steps needed to bring land back into productive use and prevent future sites from being abandoned have been published in a new report.

Published 19 August 2019

Police Scotland records more than 400 crimes under domestic abuse law

Police Scotland has recorded more than 400 crimes since a new domestic abuse law was introduced.

Published 19 August 2019

Elaine McIlroy joins Brodies' employment and immigration team

Brodies LLP has appointed Elaine McIlroy as partner in its employment and immigration team.

Published 19 August 2019

Shelter Scotland seeks public support for court action against Glasgow City Council

Shelter Scotland is preparing to take Glasgow City Council to court unless it ends the practice of "unlawfully" denying homeless people temporary accommodation.

Published 19 August 2019

Elaine Motion: Brexiteers should remember that the law is the law

The ‘Brexit means Brexit’ refrain from those supporting the UK’s departure from the European Union has become rather well-worn – especially when those that state this are seemingly prepared to overlook a more important point: the law is the law, writes Elaine Motion.

Published 19 August 2019

Willie McIntyre discusses law and writing in BBC Scotland's Crimes Files

Defence solicitor and author Willie McIntyre has featured in an episode of BBC Scotland's Crimes Files.

Published 19 August 2019

Police Scotland spends more than £7m in preparation for Brexit

Police Scotland has spent more than £7 million preparing for Brexit.

Published 19 August 2019

Jones Whyte Law to run free drop-in divorce clinic this month

Jones Whyte Law has announced a new out of hours drop-in divorce clinic in Glasgow city centre. A first for the firm, the clinic will run on Thursday the 29th August, 5-7pm, and allow those going through a divorce to stop in after work and receive free help and advice on their case from a family solicitor.

Published 19 August 2019

And finally... bum's rush

Beach authorities have revised public nudity rules to allow the display of "buttocks" after a concerned resident complained about lifeguard uniforms.

Published 19 August 2019

Falkirk couple allowed proof before answer in case against whisky aging facility

A couple from Falkirk have succeeded in getting a proof before answer in their case against a whisky company.

Published 16 August 2019

Lord Advocate pressed over lack of criminal prosecution following Allan Marshall FAI

Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has written to the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC  about the findings of the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) describing the brutal death of Allan Marshall, an inmate of HMP Edinburgh in 2015.

Published 16 August 2019

Sarah Leslie: New rules for asset management firm managers – what you need to know

On 9 December 2019, the senior managers and certification regime (SMCR) will come into force for all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)-regulated asset management firms, replacing the old approved persons regime. Sarah Leslie tells practitioners what they need to know.

Published 16 August 2019

Judging the appointments process – a tale for wannabe sheriffs

A lawyer writes about their experience applying for a role in Scotland's judiciary, covered in SLN earlier this year.

Published 16 August 2019