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PEP down at Pinsent Masons as global turnover rises

Pinsent Masons has seen a seven per cent rise in global turnover and a slump in profit per equity partner (PEP).

Published 11 July 2019

Declaration of Arbroath to go on public display for the first time in 15 years

National Museums Scotland and National Records of Scotland have today announced, on the anniversary of Robert the Bruce’s birth, that the Declaration of Arbroath will be displayed at the National Museum of Scotland next year to mark 700 years since its creation.

Published 11 July 2019

England: Miscarriage of justice review body to come under scrutiny amid concerns

The body tasked with reviewing potential miscarriages of justice will come under scrutiny next week, The Times reports.

Published 11 July 2019

UK Human Rights Blog seeks Scots, NI law and ECtHR student contributors

The UK Human Rights Blog – edited by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row – is seeking recent law graduates to contribute regular articles on human rights cases handed down by the courts in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Strasbourg.

Published 11 July 2019

Lords committee regrets 'constitutionally unacceptable' fast-tracking of Northern Ireland legislation

The routine fast-tracking of legislation relating to Northern Ireland is "constitutionally unacceptable", a key Westminster committee has said.

Published 11 July 2019

Aberdeen University to host surrogacy reform stakeholder event

The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission are undertaking a joint legislative project, the objective of which is to reform the UK laws on surrogacy.

Published 11 July 2019

Rural solicitor heads home for Caithness Show

A Caithness-born solicitor is set to return to her home county next weekend to offer legal advice and guidance to visitors at the 2019 Caithness Show in Wick.

Published 11 July 2019

And finally... roost ruling

A judge has imposed a strict "crowing schedule" on a rooster following noise complaints from neighbours.

Published 11 July 2019

Crown entitled to use evidence from children’s hearing to prosecute alleged sex offender, but evidence held ‘inadmissible’ due to erroneous legal advice

A man accused of sexual offences against his daughter has successfully challenged an attempt by prosecutors to rely on his admissions to a children’s hearing as evidence to corroborate the charges in the criminal proceedings against him.

Published 10 July 2019

Lady Hale criticises proposed legislation in significant departure from convention

Lady Hale, president of the UK Supreme Court, has made a significant departure from convention by criticising a piece of proposed legislation currently under consideration by MPs.

Published 10 July 2019

TLT secures first ever temporary licence in Perth

TLT has secured the first ever temporary licence issued by the Perth & Kinross licensing board following a hearing on 4 July 2019 for the Lochside Cottage premises at Taymouth Marina.

Published 10 July 2019

England: Wrongfully convicted men take fight for compensation to European Court of Human Rights

Two men who were wrongfully convicted and served long sentences before being freed are taking their fight for compensation to the European Court of Human Rights, The Times reports.

Published 10 July 2019

Raft of promotions in DWF's Scottish teams

DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has announced a series of promotions across its Scottish teams.Jennifer Wright has been promoted to senior associate in the employment team; Andrew McConnell to senior associate in the professional indemnity team; Alan McDonald to senior associate within the commercial litigation team; Mikela Rochford, to associate in the banking team; Emma Frizzle to manager in DWF's real estate practice and Ilze Kucina who has been promoted to lead paralegal in the occupational health team.

Published 10 July 2019

Colin Hutton: Class action claims could make data breaches disastrous

While the SNP would have been pleased with its strong performance in May’s European elections, the party’s campaign got off to an unfortunate start when thousands of personalised letters (part of a mailshot to more than 400,000 Scottish voters) were sent to the wrong people. It was widely reported at the time how this error had caused some distress among mainly elderly recipients who were concerned their address was being targeted by fraudsters. The SNP, quite properly, reported itself to the Information Commissioner (ICO) and an investigation is now under way with the party facing potential regulatory fines.

Published 10 July 2019

Cameron Intellectual property announces London expansion

Cameron Intellectual Property has announced major growth plans for London.

Published 10 July 2019