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Faculty helps students prepare for national mooting competition

A group of students has been prepared for a national mooting competition, courtesy of some expert tuition from the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 19 January 2015

Brodies’ IP team awarded gold ranking in global league table of trademark professionals

Brodies LLP has been awarded a gold ranking in the World Trademark Review’s global list of the 1000 leading trademark professionals.

Published 19 January 2015

Scottish schools ‘could do better’ in engaging with non-resident parents

Families Need Fathers Scotland, a family rights charity, has called on schools to adhere to legislation requiring them to involve both parents in the school life of a child.

Published 19 January 2015

Blog: To ISA or to pension – that is the question

In this blog Norman Dalgleish discusses strategies for saving and the benefits of the new pension rules.

Published 19 January 2015

Lawyers advocate use of Norwegian digital database model for conveyancing

Scotland could benefit from adopting a Norwegian model for certain property transactions, experts have said.

Published 19 January 2015

Lord advocate instructs police to request unredacted version of torture report

Scottish police are to request an uncensored version of a report on CIA torture from US authorities as part of their investigation into the use of Scottish airports for the CIA'a extraordinary rendition programme The Press and Journal reports.

Published 19 January 2015

Pub which lost licence after drug use incidents fails in appeal against revocation

The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use and public disorder have lost an appeal against the decision.

Published 19 January 2015

England: judge says schoolgirl ‘groomed’ teacher in sex case

The attorney general, Jeremy Right QC, is to determine whether a suspended sentence given to a religious studies teacher who had sex with a pupil should be reviewed.

Published 15 January 2015

Harper Macleod accredited as a ‘living wage’ employer

Harper Macleod has become one of Scotland’s 100 “living wage employers”, and the first full-service law firm in the country to be accredited.

Published 15 January 2015

Blog: Fraudulent misrepresentation in adjudicator nomination

Shona Frame (pictured) discusses the recent English case of Eurocom Ltd v Siemens and fraudulent misrepresentation in the appointment of of an adjudicator by a nominating body.

Published 15 January 2015

Morisons appoints new associateClaire Reid

Published 15 January 2015

Views of those affected by trafficking and slavery invited by justice committee

The views of people directly affected by trafficking and slavery are invited by the Scottish parliament’s justice committee as part of its call for evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill published today.

Published 15 January 2015

SCCRC to review conviction of man who murdered co-worker

A convicted murderer who is serving an 18 year prison sentence for the killing of a former lover will have his conviction reviewed, the Herald reports.

Published 15 January 2015

Sheriff excoriates prosecutors over disability prejudice charge

A sheriff has criticised prosecutors after he threw out a case in which a care worker allegedly spiked the drink of a man with severe learning difficulties using mayonnaise The Courier reports.

Published 15 January 2015