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And finally… war chest

Lawyers are debating how to deal with a German man who had an anti-aircraft gun, torpedo – and a tank – in his basement.

Published 27 July 2021

Inner House extends interdict banning sale of trade mark infringing Lidl gin to UK-wide order

The makers of Hendrick’s Gin have succeeded in extending the range of an interdict preventing a discount supermarket chain from selling a product that infringes on their trade mark to the whole of the UK after the chain brought a reclaiming motion to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 26 July 2021

CMS announces five senior of counsel promotions

CMS has announced the promotion of five colleagues to the role of of counsel in Scotland.

Published 26 July 2021

Appointments at DWF’s Scottish offices

DWF has appointed five newly-qualified solicitors and taken on six new trainee solicitors across its expanding Scottish teams in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Published 26 July 2021

Defence solicitor who let client access confidential files fined £2,000

A solicitor who let a sex offender access confidential files has been fined £2,000 by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal (SSDT).

Published 26 July 2021

England: Lord Devlin’s daughter claims father sexually abused her as a child

The now 81-year-old daughter of influential English judge Lord Devlin has told an inquiry that she suffered sexual abuse at his hands throughout her childhood and adolescence.

Published 26 July 2021

New rules to protect sibling relationships for children in care

Legislation comes into force today to help siblings in care stay together.

Published 26 July 2021

£5m for gender-based violence services

Frontline services for women and girls affected by gender-based violence will receive £5 million to deal with additional pressures that have occurred during the pandemic.

Published 26 July 2021

Hope for Aberdeen property market as activity bounces back

New figures reveal hope for the Aberdeen property market as confidence and activity is back to the pre-downturn level.

Published 26 July 2021

Rumpole rebooted – iconic series to return with female lead

Rumpole of the Bailey is to make a return – albeit in a form easier on the eyes.

Published 26 July 2021

And finally… fake law

A woman managed to dupe the legal profession into believing she was qualified to practise law for three years.

Published 26 July 2021

Post-Brexit UK Shared Prosperity Fund risks damaging constitution further

The post-Brexit UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) risks damaging trust between the UK and devolved administrations, according to a think tank.

Published 23 July 2021

New temporary judges appointed

To assist with jury trials in the High Court, eight sheriffs have been appointed by the Scottish ministers to act as temporary judges from 1 August 2021.

Published 23 July 2021

Brandon Malone calls to the English bar

Brandon Malone has been called to the bar of England and Wales by Inner Temple.

Published 23 July 2021

Sue Gilchrist: What does the latest public health guidance mean for Scottish businesses?

Sue Gilchrist considers the impact of the latest public health guidance on Scottish business. 

Published 23 July 2021