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Craig Snee joins Thompsons Solicitors in Dundee

Thompsons Solicitors has announced the appointment of Craig Snee to the role of senior solicitor in its Dundee office.

Published 22 November 2021

Evidence paper on extension of vaccine certification

A paper that brings together the evidence about Covid certification has been published.

Published 22 November 2021

England: Raab accused of ignoring collapse of criminal courts

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab has been attacked by the bar over claims he is ignoring the problems in the criminal courts, The Times reports.

Published 22 November 2021

Just Employment Law raise £73,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland

Just Employment Law has raised £73,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland through an online auction.

Published 22 November 2021

And finally… price of politics

A senior politician charged with cleaning up Norway's expenses system has resigned a month into the role after being embroiled in an expenses scandal.

Published 22 November 2021

Inner House refuses permission to appeal asylum decision by Iraqi policeman who claimed to have witnessed corruption

An Iraqi police officer who sought asylum on the basis that he was at risk of persecution if he returned to Iraq has been refused permission to appeal against a decision not to allow him to proceed with a judicial review of the decision to reject his application.

Published 19 November 2021

MSPs to examine Scottish government’s use of emergency rule-making powers

The Scottish Parliament’s Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee is beginning an inquiry looking at the Scottish government’s use of emergency regulation making powers.

Published 19 November 2021

Lawyers’ groups reject SCJC attempts to entrench online courts

Lawyers' groups have rejected proposals to entrench the use of online courts in civil hearings.

Published 19 November 2021

Age of criminal responsibility to increase from eight to 12 next month

The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland will increase from eight to 12 next month.

Published 19 November 2021

UK ministers back new PSR plans to stop APP scams

UK banks will be forced to refund victims of Authorised Push Payment (APP) scams under new changes to the law published by the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR).

Published 19 November 2021

New laws will tighten ban on mobile phone use behind the wheel

New laws will ban drivers from scrolling through playlists on their phones from next year as part of a UK government tightening of road safety.

Published 19 November 2021

More claimants join class action against Celtic over alleged abuse

More alleged victims of sexual abuse have joined a class action suit against Celtic FC.

Published 19 November 2021

CIOT/ETN Webinar: Estate planning with pensions - a guide for tax advisers and solicitors

The Edinburgh Tax Network and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, in conjunction with Terra Firma Chambers, will present a talk entitled Estate Planning with Pensions- A Guide for Tax Advisers and Solicitors on Tuesday 30 November 2021, from 12noon to 1pm.

Published 19 November 2021

And finally… well bred

A millionaire German shepherd is selling a nearly $32 million Miami mansion that previously belonged to Madonna.

Published 19 November 2021

Outer House judge rejects averments of pre-contract discussions in dispute over quality of construction stone

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session hearing a commercial action by a contractor relating to the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project has rejected from proof averments by a supplier of stone that there was agreement that a lower class of material would be supplied than that specified in the contract.

Published 18 November 2021