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SMEs join legal action against Clydesdale and National Australia Bank over TBLs

Over 500 SMEs have joined action against Clydesdale Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) as RGL Management Limited (RGL) issues a third wave of High Court claims over the banks’ tailored business loans.

Published 16 October 2020

Have we silenced the medics?

The freedom of health professionals to speak during the Covid-19 pandemic is the subject of a free webinar to be broadcast from the Signet Library in Edinburgh featuring a roster of top speakers.

Published 16 October 2020

Audrey Ferrie: An almighty hangover for the licensed trade

The 16-day lockdown across the central belt has ushered in an almighty hangover for drinkers, diners and licensed trade operators alike, writes Audrey Ferrie.

Published 16 October 2020

Help Faculty bring Christmas cheer to vulnerable families

Members and staff, and friends of the Faculty of Advocates are being asked to make an extra special effort with this year’s Christmas collection to bring desperately needed cheer to vulnerable families.

Published 16 October 2020

Scots Law Conventions – Virtual Edition – 23-27 November

The next event in CLT Scotland’s Scots Law 2020 Conventions Series will be taking place online from 23rd-27th November with delegates able to choose from 10 individual conferences.

Published 16 October 2020

And finally… sobering news

Westminster taps will run dry tomorrow after parliamentary authorities ordered a ban on alcohol sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 16 October 2020

Rape accused loses 5-judge appeal against refusal to allow character evidence 

A man accused of rape who applied under section 275 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 to admit evidence of the complainer’s character has had his appeal against the preliminary hearing judge’s refusal of his application refused.

Published 15 October 2020

Keith Stewart QC to be next Advocate General for Scotland

Criminal silk Keith Stewart QC is expected to be selected as the next Advocate General for Scotland.

Published 15 October 2020

Faculty against land court/tribunal merger

A proposed amalgamation of the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland has been rejected by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 15 October 2020

Sean White promoted to associate at Allan McDougall Solicitors

Allan McDougall Solicitors has announced the promotion of Sean White to associate.

Published 15 October 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Adam Loose

I am a recent LLB Scots and English law graduate with a first class degree from the University of Strathclyde where I have now commenced the diploma in legal practice. I am ideally seeking a traineeship commencing in 2021.

Published 15 October 2020

Lawyers with disabilities or chronic illnesses sought for new study

Lawyers who are physically disabled or have a chronic illness and are entering or who have successfully entered the legal profession are encouraged to participate in a new study.

Published 15 October 2020

Govan Law Centre welcomes ‘parliamentary U-turn’ on Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill

With Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee now seeking views on the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill, having previously dropped the proposed legislation due to a heavy workload, Govan Law Centre (GLC) has welcomed the "unprecedented" move as a "victory for open democracy".

Published 15 October 2020

Counsel aids drive to highlight evil of slavery

A member of the Faculty of Advocates is helping to put the scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery “In Plain Sight”.

Published 15 October 2020

Compass Chambers Public Inquiries webinar

We would like to invite you to attend our Public Inquiries Webinar which will take place on Monday 2nd November at noon. 

Published 15 October 2020