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BrewDog loses IP battle over tiger gin

BrewDog has lost a legal battle with an English gin company in a dispute over its application for a tiger-themed brand name.

Published 23 July 2021

Scottish Legal Aid Board agrees to improve approach to equality

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has signed a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), committing it to improving its assessment and review of the impact of its policies on people with protected characteristics.

Published 23 July 2021

Addleshaw Goddard advises on GENinCode IPO

Addleshaw Goddard’s corporate team in Scotland has advised on the initial public offering and admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange for global healthcare firm GENinCode.

Published 23 July 2021

Chambers UK recognises Brodies’ expertise

Brodies LLP has been recognised for its expertise in advising clients on high value personal and family matters, in the annual Chambers UK High Net Worth Guide.

Published 23 July 2021

Scotland makes international pledge to help deliver Paris Agreement 

One hundred days ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the Scottish government has set out how it will help meet the global goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Published 23 July 2021

And finally… animal farm

Police have arrested five people over children's books with pictures of sheep and wolves, claiming they are seditious.

Published 23 July 2021

Law Society warns justice secretary to pay heed to presumption of innocence

The Law Society of Scotland has warned the justice secretary that proposed reforms to sexual offences cases must respect the presumption of innocence.

Published 22 July 2021

Judicial review bill to let judges modify quashing orders

A new UK government bill intended to give judges more power in judicial review cases has been introduced at Westminster.

Published 22 July 2021

Lords: ‘Legal but harmful’ online content regulation poses threat to free speech

UK government plans to address ‘legal but harmful’ online content threaten freedom of speech and would be ineffective, peers have warned.

Published 22 July 2021

Lidl prevented from selling Hampstead gin

Lidl has been prevented from selling a “redesigned” own brand version of an upmarket gin.

Published 22 July 2021

Failure to pay fiscal fines going unpunished

Recipients of fiscal fines who refuse to pay them are going unpunished, figures from the Scottish Conservatives have shown.

Published 22 July 2021

ECtHR: Man detained under terror suspicions had human rights violated by Turkish authorities

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the pre-trial detention of a man suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation in Turkey was a violation of his human rights under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 22 July 2021

Scottish commercial property investment shows signs of recovery

Commercial property investment in Scotland showed signs of recovery and further growth is expected as Covid-19 restrictions ease, Colliers has revealed.

Published 22 July 2021

Thorntons’ Morgan O’Neill gains information privacy accreditation

Morgan O'Neill, a director at Thorntons, has obtained industry accreditation in information privacy.

Published 22 July 2021

Northern Ireland: Stormont unanimously rejects proposal for Troubles ‘statute of limitations’

The Northern Ireland Assembly has unanimously rejected deeply controversial UK government proposals to end all criminal prosecutions linked to the Troubles.

Published 22 July 2021