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Rory Alexander: Council collaboration to accelerate economic growth in the Borders

On the 1st July, the Borderlands Growth Deal was officially signed and will see £394.5 million invested into projects that involve five councils in the Borders. Three of these councils are in England, and the two Scottish councils are Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders. The deal encourages collaboration between the local authorities in order to boost the area’s economy.

Published 2 October 2019

Dentons to defend RBS in alleged fraud case

Dentons is to defend the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) over allegations the bank's staff falsified a customer’s loan documents, The Lawyer reports.

Published 2 October 2019

Meghan Markle to sue Mail on Sunday over alleged breach of privacy

British royal Meghan Markle has launched legal proceedings against the publishers of the Mail on Sunday alleging a breach of data protection laws.

Published 2 October 2019

Anderson Strathern in global first with World's Big Sleep Out

Anderson Strathern has marked a global first by becoming the first law firm to sign up for The World’s Big Sleep Out, launched in Edinburgh and across scores of international cities last month.

Published 2 October 2019

W. James Smith raises vital funds for poverty relief project

Solicitor W. James Smith has completed a 10k in aid of the Poverty Relief Project run by Glasgow Central Mosque.

Published 2 October 2019

Lady Chatterley's Lover to remain in UK

The copy of Lady Chatterley's Lover used by the presiding judge in a landmark obscenity trial in the 1960s has been acquired by the University of Bristol.

Published 2 October 2019

And finally... putting their foot down

An auction selling off 25 supercars from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president has accumulated €21.6 million.

Published 2 October 2019

Man accused of ‘threatening and abusive behaviour’ towards ex-wife wins appeal to have case dismissed 

A man accused of behaving in a “threatening and abusive manner” by shouting and swearing at his ex-wife has successfully challenged an attempt to prosecute him after a sheriff had previously deserted an identical complaint against the accused pro loco et tempore.

Published 1 October 2019

MTM Defence Lawyers opens in London

Scottish specialist criminal law firm MTM Defence Lawyers has announced the opening of a new London office to service its growing caseload from south of the border.

Published 1 October 2019

Bill set to extend civil partnership to mixed-sex couples

Mixed-sex couples will be able to enter a civil partnership for the first time under new legislation introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Published 1 October 2019

Legal aid as important for economy as hospitals and schools, claims new IBA-World Bank report

A new report from the International Bar Association (IBA) Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee and the World Bank claims that improving legal aid services is as important for economic growth as providing functioning hospitals, schools and roads.

Published 1 October 2019

Aberdeen private client specialist brings 40 years’ experience to Shepherd and Wedderburn

Private client specialist George Stevenson has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a consultant, bringing more than 40 years’ expertise across the spectrum of personal legal and tax matters to the firm and its clients.

Published 1 October 2019

Ross Taylor joins Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP

Construction specialist Ross Taylor has joined Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP as partner.

Published 1 October 2019

TLT elects John Wood as managing partner

UK law firm TLT has elected its first new managing partner in 19 years, with corporate head John Wood winning support from the firm's partnership.

Published 1 October 2019