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‘Citizens’ Jury’ sought to influence the future of forensic science research in Dundee

Members of the public are being sought to help and support the way in which the University of Dundee’s world-leading forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated.

Published 15 August 2019

In pictures... Historic deed boxes opened

Via the WS Society: A huge privilege to join Bruce Farquhar and his team at Anderson Strathern and historians Ewan McCall, Professor John Cairns and Dr Karen Baston for the reopening of the historic deed boxes of John Gibson WS and John Davidson WS.

Published 15 August 2019

Belfast 'gay cake' case to go to European Court of Human Rights

The high-profile legal battle over a Belfast bakery's refusal to bake a cake with a message in support of same-sex marriage will continue at the European Court of Human Rights, lawyers have announced.

Published 15 August 2019

Shoosmiths partners with Scottish FA to grow girls’ and women’s game

The growth of girls’ and women’s football in Scotland has received a significant boost thanks to a new partnership between the Scottish FA and Shoosmiths.

Published 15 August 2019

And finally... method acting

Actor Steve Coogan, who plays the famous TV character Alan Partridge, convinced a court to spare him from a lengthy driving ban because of the impact it would have on his show.

Published 15 August 2019

Ex-music teacher loses appeal against conviction for historic sex offence

An ex-music teacher who was convicted of historic sex crimes against his former students has had an appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Published 14 August 2019

Turnover up, profits slip as Burness Paull invests in the future

Burness Paull has reported a rise in turnover for its financial year ending 31 July 2019, posting an annual income of £58.5 million – up two per cent from £57.6m in 2017/18. Profit at the firm was £22m, down eight per cent from £23.8m.

Published 14 August 2019

Thorntons promotes 11 solicitors across Scotland

Thorntons LLP has promoted 11 solicitors this month.

Published 14 August 2019

Oil & gas specialist joins Brodies in the Highlands

Brodies LLP has appointed an oil & gas specialist Adam Brooks to support clients operating in the energy industry in the Highlands.

Published 14 August 2019

Three advocates appointed standing junior counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland

Three advocates have been appointed standing junior counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland.Mark Mohammed, Graham R Middleton and Jacqueline Fordyce were all appointed this week.

Published 14 August 2019

Balfour and Manson leads fight to stop Westminster Brexit shutdown

Balfour and Manson, the firm leading the legal fight to prevent the suspension of debate in the UK Parliament on a no-deal Brexit, has welcomed the news that there will be a full court hearing on the issue.

Published 14 August 2019

Blog: Show me the money – Court of Session rules diligence on the dependence can be granted in Employment Tribunal claims

A recent decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session held that Scottish courts have the ability to grant protective orders against an employer’s assets even where claims have been brought against them in an Employment Tribunal, write Eleanor Mannion and Laurie Anderson.

Published 14 August 2019

Average house price in Scotland up 1.3 per cent over last June

The latest statistics from the UK government's House Price Index (HPI) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in June 2019 was £151,891 – an increase of 1.3 per cent on June in the previous year.

Published 14 August 2019

Scottish property court system should be replicated in England and Wales

A new property court similar to the Scottish system should be established in England and Wales to deal with the proposed scrapping of section 21 repossessions, according to a property management firm.

Published 14 August 2019