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England: Law to be overhauled to allow for faster 'no-fault' divorces

Couples in England and Wales will be able to go through "no-fault" divorces faster under new government proposals.

Published 9 April 2019

Professor Tobias Lock to advise Holyrood committee on constitution

Professor Tobias Lock of Maynooth University Department of Law has been appointed constitutional advisor to a Scottish Parliament committee.

Published 9 April 2019

England: Proposals call for autism and other conditions to be considered in sentencing

Offenders with mental health conditions and disorders could be given more lenient sentences under proposed guidance published in a consultation from the Sentencing Council.

Published 9 April 2019

And finally... straightened out

Prison authorities in Russia have reinstated yoga classes for inmates after insisting they would not somehow turn them gay.

Published 9 April 2019

Police asked to stop using controversial cyber-kiosks

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Sub-Committee on Policing have asked police to stop their deployment of cyber-kiosks or ‘digital triage devices’ until there is greater clarity on the legal framework for their use in a new report out today.

Published 8 April 2019

UK government sets out plans to regulate social media companies and tech firms

The UK government has proposed the creation of an independent regulator as part of a series of measures to ensure social media companies and tech firms keep their users safe, including possible liability for individual members of senior management.

Published 8 April 2019

Harper Macleod announces five new partners

Harper Macleod has promoted five lawyers to partner across the country.

Published 8 April 2019

Two new partners among raft of promotions at BTO

Following BTO Solicitors LLP’s recent appointment of a new chairman and chief operating officer, the firm has announced a number of senior promotions. Two associates have been promoted to partner, fifteen have stepped up to senior associate level and a further two senior solicitors have been made associates.

Published 8 April 2019

Double partner appointment for Brodies in Aberdeen

Brodies LLP has appointed two new partners in its Aberdeen office.

Published 8 April 2019

Gillian Campbell to lead Shepherd and Wedderburn's north of Scotland private client practice

Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed partner and private client specialist Gillian Campbell to lead its offering to private individuals and families, business owners and entrepreneurs in the north of Scotland.

Published 8 April 2019

Gildeas completes acquisition of Glasgow firm Fulton’s

Gildeas has acquired Fulton’s Solicitors and Estate Agents.

Published 8 April 2019

Stephen Clark joins Morton Fraser’s corporate law team

Morton Fraser has appointed Stephen Clark as senior associate to its corporate law team.

Published 8 April 2019

Murgitroyd appoints Willie MacDiarmid as non-executive director and deputy chairman

Murgitroyd Group PLC, a European patent and trade mark attorney practice, has announced the appointment of Willie MacDiarmid to the board of the company as non-executive director and deputy chairman with effect from 1 April 2019.

Published 8 April 2019

UK government abandons attempts to define 'extremism' in law

The UK government has abandoned plans to define extremism in law after being told it would criminalise legitimate political and religious activity.

Published 8 April 2019

England: Girl who claims she lied about being sexually abused by grandfather has plea for his release rejected

A girl who told judges she lied about allegations that resulted in her grandfather being convicted and jailed for sexually abusing her has had her plea for him to be released rejected.

Published 8 April 2019