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SEMLA offers work experience opportunity with NatWest Group in-house legal team

The Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers' Association (SEMLA) has announced a new collaboration with NatWest Group which will offer two student members a week of virtual work experience.

Published 23 September 2020

England: Immigration solicitor fined £60,000 for useless appeals

An immigration solicitor has been handed a £60,000 fine for bringing dozens of useless removal appeals, The Law Society Gazette reports.

Published 23 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: The right (not) to be offended (Free Speech II)

Benjamin Bestgen takes a further look at free speech this week, see last week's jurisprudential primer for part one.

Published 23 September 2020

And finally… Shawshank impersonation

A drug trafficker has escaped a death sentence in a Shawshank Redemption-style escape through prison sewers.

Published 23 September 2020

Womble Bond Dickinson goes from strength to strength in Scotland

Ranking in the UK's top 20, Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm providing legal expertise from across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US. WBD's Edinburgh office focuses on key sectors, including real estate, financial institutions, private wealth, and energy and power renewables.

Published 23 September 2020

‘Pick-up artist’ wins appeal against convictions for threatening and abusive behaviour

A self-styled “pick-up artist” who was convicted of five minor sexual assault charges has succeeded in quashing all five convictions on appeal. 

Published 22 September 2020

CJEU: Member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat housing shortages

EU member states can regulate Airbnb-style short-term lets to combat long-term rental housing shortages, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 22 September 2020

Mike Dailly applies to take case of disabled man to Supreme Court

Solicitor advocate Mike Dailly has applied for permission to appeal a case to the Supreme Court on behalf of his disabled client.

Published 22 September 2020

DAC Beachcroft litigation executive disciplined for naming client on Facebook

A litigation executive at DAC Beachcroft has been barred from the profession after naming a client on a Facebook post.

Published 22 September 2020

New reforms for Employment Tribunal to deal with COVID-19 backlog

New reforms to boost hearing capacity in employment tribunals have been introduced at Westminster.

Published 22 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Zenab Saheel

I am a recent postgraduate of the University of Glasgow, where I completed my diploma in legal practice.

Published 22 September 2020

Owner of Highland golf club jailed over tax fraud

The owner of a Highland golf club has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for stealing more than £150,000 in tax.

Published 22 September 2020

Elaine Motion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – an appreciation

Elaine Motion, chairman of Balfour and Manson, pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death last week at the age of 87.

Published 22 September 2020

Fraser Mitchell: Planning tilts away from sustainable development

Fraser Mitchell writes about proposed technical changes to Scottish planning policy and the relevant Scottish government consultation.

Published 22 September 2020