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Faculty to host free IP conference next month

The Faculty of Advocates is to present its eighthWorld Intellectual Property Day Conference and is expecting once again to have to post the “Full House” signs.

Published 24 March 2015

Faculty pays tribute to Lord Prosser

The Faculty of Advocates paid tribute to William David Prosser, Lord Prosser, former dean of Faculty and a senator of the College of Justice who has died aged 80.

Published 24 March 2015

Environmental group’s judicial review challenge over new school plans refused

An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a new secondary school to be built in the Fife countryside has had a petition for judicial review dismissed.

Published 23 March 2015

Police Scotland memo authorised collection of phone numbers for national database during stop-and-searches

Police Scotland has been collecting and storing the phone numbers of people its officers have frisked under stop and search powers – including searches which revealed no criminality.

Published 23 March 2015

Westminster committee raises concerns draft Scotland bill does not meet Smith brief and falls short of credibility

The draft clauses of a new Scotland bill have been criticised by a House of Commons committee as not meeting the Smith Commission brief, lacking credibility and being a “bit of a guddle”.

Published 23 March 2015

Home Office to make failed asylum applicants in Scotland appeal in England from next week

The UK government is to move ahead with plans to force asylum seekers in Scotland to lodge appeals in England amid legal challenges to the move.

Published 23 March 2015

Number of people granting power of attorney up 18 per cent across Scotland

The number of people granting power of attorney (POA) to a friend or relative has increased following a campaign to raise awareness of the facility.

Published 23 March 2015

Lawyers warn of rise in sophisticated cybercrime targeting white collar professions

Lawyers, financial advisors and accountants have become the cyber criminal’s target of choice, Glasgow-based Weightmans LLP has warned.

Published 23 March 2015

Stage one report on Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill published

The licensing of air weapons has today come a step closer following the publication of the Scottish parliament’s local government and regenerationcommittee’s stage one report on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

Published 23 March 2015

England: man whose ex-wife deceitfully used former boyfriend’s sperm for IVF treatment awarded £100,000

A lecturer who was deceived into believing he was the father of his former wife’s child has been awarded £100,000 in repaid maintenance payments.

Published 23 March 2015

Scots lawyer who made false legal aid claims struck off solicitors’ roll for ‘professional misconduct’

A Scots lawyer who made dozens of false legal aid claims has been struck off the roll of solicitors after being found guilty of “professional misconduct”.

Published 20 March 2015

New FAI bill will allow investigation of Scottish deaths abroad

A bill intended to strengthen the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) process in Scotland has been published today.

Published 20 March 2015

SFRS fined over health and safety breaches that resulted in firefighter’s death

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been fined £54,000 following an admission of health and safety breaches that led to a firefighter’s death.

Published 20 March 2015

4,000 female council workers settle with North Lanarkshire Council

A settlement has been reached between over 4,000 female council workers and a local authority in an equal pay dispute.

Published 20 March 2015