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Burges Salmon appoints Katie Russell partner in Edinburgh

As part of Burges Salmon’s annual partner promotions, this year sees six appointments across the firm, including Edinburgh-based Katie Russell in its employment team.

Published 27 March 2020

'Virus clauses' to become contractual norm

A solicitor who specialises in contract law expects we will soon see an increased appetite for inserting ‘virus clauses’ into future contracts as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis.

Published 27 March 2020

Kate Dowdalls QC on Scottish Law Commission's cohabitation proposals

Kate Dowdalls QC discusses the Scottish Law Commission's Cohabitation Discussion Paper in a new video. The commission welcomes responses to the paper.

Published 27 March 2020

England: ‘Coronavirus coughs’ at key workers will be charged as assault

People claiming to have COVID-19 who deliberately cough at others could be imprisoned for up to 12 months, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned.

Published 27 March 2020

Clare Francis: New podcast to give good counsel to GCs

It is encouraging that companies are pausing before enforcing some contractual rights in favour of a collaborative, pragmatic approach to issues caused by coronavirus.

Published 27 March 2020

Another successful year for Edinburgh mooters

The 2019-20 academic year has been another successful one for the Edinburgh University Mooting Society. Earlier this month it held the finals of both of its internal competitions: the Pinsent Masons Junior Mooting Competition, exclusively for first year students; and the LexisNexis Senior Mooting Competition for second, third and fourth year students.

Published 27 March 2020

In pictures... bad boy

Bobby Lindsay, lecturer in private Law at Glasgow University, attempted to "spice up" his Zoom tutorial by appearing in front of the poster for 2003 action comedy blockbuster Bad Boys II, starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Published 27 March 2020

DJ Alexander: Property owners shift from short to long term letting

Property owners are shifting from short to long term letting as coronavirus hits holiday lets, according to DJ Alexander.

Published 27 March 2020

Irwin Mitchell publishes latest pay gap figures

Irwin Mitchell has published its latest pay gap report which shows that for the third consecutive year the national law firm has narrowed its gap.

Published 27 March 2020

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 27 March 2020

And finally... booted

An accused who told a Scottish judge she was 'a f.....g old boot' has been given an extra three months' jail to cool his heels.

Published 27 March 2020

LEAP announces fully remote implementation

LEAP, the legal practice management software provider, has announced that it is offering fully remote implementation to law firms across the UK and Ireland to help expedite their transition from a server-based set-up to the cloud and enable staff to get up and running working from home as soon and as effectively as possible.

Published 27 March 2020

Plan agreed to complete land transfers during pandemic

A plan has been agreed to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on ongoing transfers of title to land.

Published 27 March 2020

COVID-19: More flexible interim payments for legal aid promised

More flexible interim payment arrangements for legal aid lawyers will be made but require primary legislation, the Scottish government has announced.

Published 26 March 2020

COVID-19: Registers of Scotland seeks legislative strengthening of advance notices

Registers of Scotland (RoS) is seeking to have emergency legislation passed which would extend the period of protection afforded by advance notices to 10 days after the next full reopening of the application record.

Published 26 March 2020