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Tumbling Lassie Ball returns this October

One of the most prestigious events in the Scottish legal calendar returns this October.

Published 24 June 2019

And finally... numbskull

A man who stole a human skull and kept it for more than a year has been jailed for four months.

Published 24 June 2019

Advertorial: 6 Years of productive growth: Millar & Bryce in collaboration with DUAL Asset Underwriting

It is always worthwhile taking stock. For Millar & Bryce and DUAL Asset, looking back over 6 years of collaboration in easing the path to obtaining Legal Indemnity insurance for Conveyancers and their clients in Scotland, it has been a productive journey. With over £2.8M of premium written across 18,500 policies, it is clear that the ease of access through MB Online, linking through to DUAL’s award winning “my-defective-title-shop.com” portal, is working very effectively for firms.

Published 24 June 2019

Advertorial: Millar & Bryce launch combined Annual Conference and Roadshow “Collaborate 2019”

Millar & Bryce are pleased to announce that tickets for their combined annual conference and roadshow Collaborate 2019 will be available from Monday 23rd June. This year we will offer specific subject sessions (2 hours of CPD) or a full day (6 hours of CPD).

Published 24 June 2019

Advertorial: Stewart Title

Mines and Minerals can be an issue when it comes to title examination. We have a specific policy to cover the title defect which allows the owner of the minerals to dispossess your client for the period it takes for them to work the minerals. To find out more, please call John Logan on 01698 833308 or Elizabeth Birrell on 07940 513681 or contact john.logan@stewart.com or elizabeth.birrell@stewart.com

Published 24 June 2019

Employment Tribunal victimisation ruling quashed after judge fell asleep twice during hearing

An employer which was found to have “victimised” a former employee after sifting out her application for a job has successfully challenged a tribunal’s decision to uphold her claim, after the employment judge “fell fully asleep not once but twice” during the hearing.

Published 21 June 2019

Scotland set for ‘more inclusive and collaborative’ planning system as MSPs back ‘radical’ reforms

Planning minister Kevin Stewart said communities will have more say in shaping the future development of their areas after MSPs agreed to a “radical shake-up” of planning laws.

Published 21 June 2019

FCA fines Bank of Scotland £45.5m for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS Reading

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined Bank of Scotland (BOS) £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based impaired assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland.

Published 21 June 2019

Scottish government introduces bill to extend franchise

The Scottish government has published legislation to extend the right to vote in Scottish elections to citizens of all nationalities legally resident in Scotland.

Published 21 June 2019

Blog: No pictures, please – Scotland v England as a forum for defamation cases

The Court of Appeal in England & Wales has handed down its judgment in the matter of Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2019] EWCA Civ 648, on appeal from the decision of Sir David Eady, sitting as a judge of the High Court on the Queen's Bench Division Media and Communications List. CMS lawyers Dan Tench, Emma Boffey, Graeme MacLeod and Joanna Clark examine the case.

Published 21 June 2019

Feature: Clive Phillips – a lawyer of the land

Clive Phillips, head of the land & rural business team at Brodies LLP, gives an insight into the rural sector and the challenges it faces.

Published 21 June 2019

Pakistan to establish over 1,000 courts to tackle violence against women

Pakistan is to establish more than 1,000 courts devoted to tackling violence against women, the country's most senior judge has announced.

Published 21 June 2019

CMS to become first firm to sign up to LGBT+ charter

CMS is to become the first law firm to sign The Glass Network's framework for Scottish law firms that promote LGBT+ diversity and inclusion.

Published 21 June 2019

Blackadders' #YouseAintBolt team take on Mighty Stride in aid of Dundee Carers Centre

The Blackadders Employment Team are participating in the Mighty Stride (25 miles) in the 2019 Kilt Walk in Dundee to raise funds for the Dundee Carers Centre.

Published 21 June 2019