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Former Ryanair pilot’s judicial review petition challenging HMRC statutory loan charge refused

An Irish airline pilot who was allegedly forced into self-employment and began using a payment scheme regarded by the tax authority as tax avoidance as a result has failed to challenge the effectiveness of a charge imposed on him for taxes on outstanding loans technically due by him under the scheme.

Published 15 April 2021

Session Cases survey closes tomorrow – vote now!

Scottish Legal News has been featuring nominations for the top Session Case to accompany a survey run by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting on the occasion of the law reports' bicentenary.

Published 15 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: ‘Our predecessors speak to us across the years’

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, details his top Session Case: the infamous Moorov v HM Advocate 1930 JC 68. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 15 April 2021

Not proven: getting the arguments right

Professors James Chalmers, Fiona Leverick and Vanessa Munro address the 'not proven' debate with clarity and precision.

Published 15 April 2021

Turnover in UK legal sector grows to £3.1bn

Turnover in the UK legal profession grew to £3.1 billion in February, an 11 per cent year-on-year increase and a four per cent increase on the previous month.

Published 15 April 2021

Anderson Strathern hires European dealmaker Max Scharbert

Anderson Strathern has hired European dealmaker Max Scharbert as a director in its corporate practice. Mr Scharbert is a former partner at Rooney Nimmo and is the longstanding chairman of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce in Scotland, and is qualified in German, English and Scots law – the only such triple-qualified corporate lawyer in Scotland.

Published 15 April 2021

MTM Defence Lawyers appoints Andrew Seggie amid spike in domestic abuse cases

Criminal firm MTM Defence Lawyers has appointed a new senior solicitor as it sees an upsurge in domestic abuse cases, which now account for around 33 per cent of its caseload.

Published 15 April 2021

Cecil Findlay

The Courier has published a full obituary of Cecil Findlay, solicitor and accountant in Crieff, who has passed away at the age of 79.

Published 15 April 2021

Law firm clients increasingly emphasising trusted relationships

Law firm clients are increasingly looking for lawyers willing to invest in building long-term trusted relationships and a deep understanding of their business operations. At the same time, the ongoing disruptions in the legal market are resulting in renewed pricing and competitive pressures.

Published 15 April 2021

Nicola Gordon resigns as JABS chair

Following the resignation of Nicola Gordon as chair of the Judicial Appointments Board Scotland, the board has appointed Deirdre Fulton as interim chairing member.

Published 15 April 2021

Terra Firma Chambers’ Webinar: The Inquiries Act 2005

On Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 11am, Terra Firma Chambers will present a webinar focusing on the Inquiries Act 2005 with Stuart Gale QC and Denis Edwards.

Published 15 April 2021

And finally… grow up

A landlord who evicted tenants who he discovered had set up a cannabis grow house has admitted taking over the operation himself.

Published 15 April 2021

Former tanning salon employee who suffered hearing loss from faulty alarm awarded over £240,000 in damages

A woman who required hearing aids after her ears were damaged by a faulty fire alarm at her workplace has been awarded over £241,000 by the All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

Published 14 April 2021

Double promotion at Lindsays

Lindsays has promoted Louise Norris and Rachel Holt to the respective roles of partner and associate.

Published 14 April 2021

David Welsh joins Exchequer Chambers

David Welsh has joined Exchequer Chambers, having completed his pupillage under barrister Harry Hodgkin of Clerksroom.

Published 14 April 2021