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England: journalist’s conviction over newspaper payments using 13th century law quashed

The lord chief justice has questioned the use of a 13th century law used to pursue journalists through the courts as he quashed the conviction of a journalist who worked for now defunct newspaper the News of the World.

Published 30 March 2015

School pupils win through to national debating tournament final

School pupils have won through to the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament after pitting their wits against schools across the country.

Published 30 March 2015

Faculty judges Bar National Mock Trial Competition a success

One team took the title, but everyone was declared a winner at the final of the 2015 Bar National Mock Trial Competition.

Published 30 March 2015

Digby Brown scoops five awards including firm of the year at Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2015

Digby Brown Solicitors were successful across four categories at last night’s Scott + Co Legal Awards 2015, winning the Community Contribution award, the Employer of the Year award, Litigation Team of the Year and, finally, Firm of the Year.

Published 27 March 2015

SHRC urges politicians not to weaken human rights after general election

An expert body has urged politicians to strengthen human rights after the general election.

Published 27 March 2015

UK Supreme Court dismisses attorney general’s appeal against publication of Prince Charles’ letters to government

The UK Supreme Court ruled yesterday the letters written by the Prince of Wales to government ministers can be published.

Published 27 March 2015

New office bearers elected Sheriffs’ Association AGM

At the recent annual general meeting of the Sheriffs' Association, the representative body for sheriffs, the following were elected as officer bearers.

Published 27 March 2015

Holyrood justice committee calls for evidence ahead of considering FAI bill

The Scottish parliament's justice committee has issued a call for evidence as it prepares to consider the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill.

Published 27 March 2015

Terra Firma hosts taxation in Scotland seminar

Deputy first minister John Swinney MSP was the special guest at a seminar on taxation in Scotland, and his contribution on topics ranging from the launch of Revenue Scotland to the importance of a progressive tax structure was welcomed by the audience in the Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh.

Published 27 March 2015

Lindsays volunteers hit Edinburgh’s west end for the Great Daffodil Appeal

A bright yellow clad team of six volunteers from Lindsays’ Edinburgh office took two hours out of the office last Friday to raise almost £700 handing out daffodil pins in the city’s West End.

Published 27 March 2015

Raft of promotions at Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell has made a number of promotions across the firm.

Published 26 March 2015

Man found guilty of knife assault has sentenced cut on appeal over lack of directions on ‘provocation’

A man found guilty of repeatedly stabbing another man after an argument in a pub turned into a fight in the street has partly succeeded in an appeal against his conviction and sentence.

Published 26 March 2015

Penrose Inquiry: McGuire calls for Scotland to follow ROI example in compensating victims

The findings of the Penrose Inquiry, which looked at the contamination of NHS blood supplies between 1970 and 1991, were published yesterday in Edinburgh.The inquiry recommended that anyone who received a blood transfusion before 1991 should be tested for Hepatitis C but concluded there were few things which could have been done differently.

Published 26 March 2015

Police Scotland to hold back crime figures until after general election, blaming poor IT system

Police Scotland has been criticised for holding back serious crime figures until after the general election.

Published 26 March 2015