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Irish Supreme Court sits with four women judges in landmark moment

The Supreme Court of Ireland sat as a five-judge panel with four women on the bench for the first time in Irish legal history yesterday.

Published 17 January 2020

England: First Chartered Legal Executive becomes Honorary Queen’s Counsel

Millicent Grant has become the first chartered legal executive to be appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel.

Published 17 January 2020

Dilapidations and Service Charge

By Denis J. Garrity and Lorna Richardson

Published 17 January 2020

iBIC joint investigative interviews masterclass on 24 January 2020

iBIC's Masterclass on joint investigative interviews (JIIs) will take place on 24 January 2020. Places are limited. Book your place by 17 January 2020.

Published 17 January 2020

Our Legal Heritage: Dundee solicitors v Dundee CID

It might be stretching things a bit to describe this football match in 1980 as part of our legal heritage but it does reflect the days when local faculties ran their own football teams – a practice now in decline – although we were pleased yesterday to report that the Glasgow Bar is making efforts to recruit new blood to its team.

Published 17 January 2020

And finally... beefed up

Japan is planning new legislation to protect its prized wagyu beef from being reared in neighbouring China.

Published 17 January 2020

Shell granted interdict to ban Greenpeace protestors from Brent oil field rigs

An oil and gas company has been granted a court order to prohibit environmental campaigners from carrying out protests on four offshore installations in the North Sea.

Published 16 January 2020

Harper Macleod wins role to advise Scotland's biggest landowner

Harper Macleod has won a competitive tender to be appointed as principal adviser to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), the country’s biggest landowner, on a wide range of legal services.

Published 16 January 2020

Crown Office promises to speed up toxicology results

The Crown Office has pledged to expedite the processing of toxicology results amid worries that Scotland's latest drug death figures could be delayed.

Published 16 January 2020

England: Cameras to be allowed in court for the first time

Draft legislation has been laid before Parliament to allow cameras in courts in England and Wales for the first time.

Published 16 January 2020

Scott McGeachy: Schrems II – Brexit and standard contractual clauses

In the case of Schrems II, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an opinion which upholds the validity of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Scott McGeachy explains the case and its implications.

Published 16 January 2020

Sheriff David Mackie retires

Sheriff David Mackie, 66, has retired from the bench after 15 years at Alloa Sheriff Court.

Published 16 January 2020

BBC radio drama inspired by Strathclyde Mediation Clinic

A new BBC radio drama was inspired by a visit to Strathclyde Mediation Clinic.

Published 16 January 2020

Gareth Oldale named head of privacy and cybersecurity at TLT

TLT has announced Gareth Oldale as its head of privacy and cybersecurity.

Published 16 January 2020

Use of Taser against aggressive man who set fire to home was proportionate

Police use of Taser in response to a violent incident was necessary, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has found.

Published 16 January 2020