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Lady Rae to chair restorative justice event

Restorative justice will be the topic of discussion at a free event in Glasgow next week, chaired by Lady Rae.

Published 10 April 2019

Judges confirm destruction of violent dog

Appeal judges have rejected an attempt to save a dog from a death sentence, in a case supported by the Faculty’s Criminal Appeal Service.

Published 10 April 2019

Lady Hale reflects on heritage of the Supreme Court

Lady Hale reflected recently on attempts in the nineteenth century to establish an Imperial Court of Appeal, opposed by both Scotland and Ireland.

Published 10 April 2019

Ireland: Controversial ban on new psychoactive substances succeeds in reducing health problems

A controversial ban on the sale of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Ireland has succeeded in reducing health problems associated with their use, according to new research.

Published 10 April 2019

Advertorial: ICCA presents Edinburgh 2020 Congress preliminary programme and issues call for speakers

The Scottish Arbitration Centre, host of ICCA Edinburgh 2020, is delighted to announce that ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) have released the preliminary programme and are now inviting expressions of interest to speak at the Congress. The theme for the Congress is “Arbitration’s Age of Enlightenment?&rdqu

Published 10 April 2019

Women in the Law UK to hold Wellbeing in Work/Life event

Wednesday 24 April 2019 5.30pm-8.00pm

Published 10 April 2019

And finally... suckers

A woman who called the police to report someone had broken into her home was left red-faced after cops identified the "burglar" as a Roomba.

Published 10 April 2019

Advertorial: Letters of Engagement Guide

A guide for solicitors on letters of engagement has been published by Lockton, the professional indemnity broker for the Law Society of Scotland’s Master Policy.

Published 10 April 2019

Advertorial: Wellbeing – what does it mean to you?

It is estimated that one in three of us are affected by poor mental health at some stage in our lives.

Published 10 April 2019

Law Society: Greater redundancy protection for new parents needed

Protections against redundancy for parents returning to work should match those already in place during maternity leave, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 9 April 2019

Young people's commissioner complains to UN over failures to protect children

Scotland's commissioner for children and young people has written to the United Nations, calling on it to intervene over issues including illegal restraint and the strip-searching of under-18s.

Published 9 April 2019

Sophie Russell joins MTM Defence Lawyers in Edinburgh

MTM Defence Lawyers has appointed solicitor Sophie Russell to its Edinburgh office. Ms Russell will be working alongside solicitor-advocate Neil Hay to service MTM’s ever-growing private client caseload in the capital.

Published 9 April 2019

Blog: Age of change in the workplace

As employment tribunal claim numbers rise across the UK, Natasha Meikle and Claire McKee look at the biggest issue on the topic of age discrimination facing the courts (not to mention public sector employers and their employees) in 2019.

Published 9 April 2019

DWF advises on tenth transaction for Aliter Capital

DWF's Scottish corporate team has advised private equity investors Aliter Capital and Boston Networks on the acquisition of technology solutions business Pinacl Solutions and Pinacl GDA to create a new UK-wide network infrastructure and integrated technologies business.

Published 9 April 2019

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Stuart Cunningham

I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a 2:1 LLB (Hons) in 2018 and have recently completed the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the same university. I am seeking a traineeship commencing in 2019 or 2020.

Published 9 April 2019