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Grampian sheriff finds death of north-east prisoner from drug-related complications not reasonably preventable

A sheriff in Peterhead has found that the death of a north-east prisoner from possible drug and alcohol-related conditions the day after he was admitted to prison was not the result of an accident or any failure on the part of prison staff.

Published 29 July 2021

Faculty condemns prime minister’s anti-lawyer comments

The Faculty of Advocates has condemned comments made by the prime minister once again about the legal profession. 

Published 29 July 2021

Scottish government acquiesced to Queen’s request for exemption from carbon initiative

The Queen's lawyers lobbied Scottish ministers to amend a bill in order to exempt her private land from an initiative to cut carbon emissions, documents show. 

Published 29 July 2021

David McNaughtan and Craig Murray appointed crown counsel

Compass Chambers has announced that David McNaughtan and Craig Murray have been appointed to the role of crown counsel by the Lord Advocate, Dorothy Bain QC.

Published 29 July 2021

England: Ageing bar poses access to justice threat

The average age of barristers has risen substantially in the past three decades, according to a study by the Bar Standards Board.

Published 29 July 2021

Boyd Legal makes double appointment

Fiona Brown and Angie Clay have joined  Boyd Legal.

Published 29 July 2021

Dianne Millen joins Watermans Legal as head of family law

Watermans Legal has announced the appointment of Dianne Millen as head of family law.

Published 29 July 2021

CMS advises on investment in space technology start-up

CMS has advised the Scottish National Investment Bank in relation to its investment into satellite-enabled connectivity start-up, R3 IoT Limited.

Published 29 July 2021

Patrick Christie: Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? debuted in 1998, and as we all know from the title, offered a cash prize of £1,000,000, the largest ever prize from a quiz show.

Published 29 July 2021

And finally… render unto Caesar

A cardinal's trial began this week at the Vatican – the first in modern history.

Published 29 July 2021

Party litigant who had decree in absence granted for recovery of cottage by bank fails in Outer House reduction action

The owner of a cottage in Ayrshire has failed to reduce a decree allowing a bank to take possession of his home under the terms of a standard security granted over it and prevent the bank from enforcing it.

Published 28 July 2021

Tony Lenehan: Who will limit the limiters?

Recently I came across the text of a lecture by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division of the High Court in England and Wales. In 2019 he delivered the Baroness Butler-Sloss Family Law Lecture at Exeter University.

Published 28 July 2021

Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication

New research has found that witnesses are almost seven times more likely to include misinformation if a crime has been discussed with co-witnesses and that intoxicated witnesses give accurate accounts but remember fewer details.

Published 28 July 2021

Katy Wedderburn: Proposed new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

Katy Wedderburn discusses the UK government's proposal to introduce a mandatory duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment.

Published 28 July 2021

London: Macfarlanes’ partners break £2m pay barrier

A wealth management law firm's equity partners have broken the £2 million pay barrier, putting them above their magic circle rivals.

Published 28 July 2021