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Dundee law graduate John Finucane to be next Lord Mayor of Belfast

Belfast solicitor John Finucane, son of murdered human rights lawyer Pat Finucane, has been nominated by Sinn Féin to be the next Lord Mayor of Belfast.

Published 16 May 2019

England: Probation to be renationalised after serious failures

The probation service in England and Wales is to be brought back into the public sector after a watchdog highlighted serious failings in the partly-privatised system.

Published 16 May 2019

And finally... personally injured

An advertising worker was injured after falling from a billboard advertising a personal injury law firm.

Published 16 May 2019

Murderer’s appeal against conviction over judge’s ‘misdirection’ on diminished responsibility rejected

A man found guilty of murder after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs who claimed that he was suffering from “abnormality of mind” at the time of the killing has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Published 15 May 2019

Appeal against ouster clause preventing judicial review of spy court decision succeeds

An appeal against an ouster clause preventing judicial review of a decision of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has succeeded in the Supreme Court, which allowed the appeal by a majority.

Published 15 May 2019

Bullying and sexual harassment 'rife in the legal profession'

Bullying and sexual harassment is "rife in the legal profession", according to a new study which surveyed nearly 7,000 legal professionals from 135 countries.

Published 15 May 2019

Law Society: Greater publicity required on importance of making a will

People in Scotland need to be more aware of the importance of making a will and keeping it updated, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 15 May 2019

Clyde & Co defends first HAVS proof in more than a decade

Clyde & Co has successfully defended the first Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) proof in Scotland in more than 10 years and the first ever disease proof run in the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

Published 15 May 2019

Iain Mitchell: Lawyers get to grips with AI as revolution looms

Iain Mitchell QC clears some of the confusion surrounding artificial intelligence ahead of the AI Beyond the Hype event in Edinburgh this month.

Published 15 May 2019

Veterans to be protected from prosecution

British troops and veterans are to be given stronger legal protection against prosecution, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt will announce.

Published 15 May 2019

Holly Morrison joins Duncan & McConnell Solicitors

Holly Morrison has joined Duncan & McConnell Solicitors in Dundee as a trainee.

Published 15 May 2019

Paisley Sheriff Court custody cell toilets a 'potential biohazard'

The urinals in custody cells at Paisley Sheriff Court have been described as a “potential biohazard” in an inspection report.

Published 15 May 2019

CashBack for Communities total funding to reach £110m

The next phase of funding for the CashBack for Communities scheme will take total investment in the programme to almost £110 million since it began in 2008.

Published 15 May 2019

And finally... withdrawal method

A celebrity actress has called on women to take part in a "sex strike" following the introduction of strict new abortion laws in parts of the US.

Published 15 May 2019

Advertorial: Managing a Practice for Success

Deborah Edwards, Professional Services Director, Insight Legal

Published 15 May 2019