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Author QC Stephen O'Rourke takes on Tumbling Lassie role

A newly-published author is helping to write a fresh chapter in the story of the Tumbling Lassie, and boosting her fundraising appeal.

Published 27 November 2019

Immigration views shared as Brodies welcomes Chinese delegation

Brodies LLP this week welcomed a Chinese delegation responsible for developing, coordinating, implementing and enforcing immigration law in China.

Published 27 November 2019

Egypt: Court rules woman should take same share in inheritance as her brothers

A court in Egypt has ruled a woman should take an equal share in an inheritance with her brothers in a landmark case, The Times reports.

Published 27 November 2019

Law Pod UK examines exhibition on women in the law

An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the admission of women to the legal profession is the subject of the latest Law Pod UK podcast.

Published 27 November 2019

And finally... la merde

A cattle farmer has been fined €6,000 because of the smell of dung and hay on his farm.

Published 27 November 2019

Sheriff Appeal Court issues guideline judgment in refusing motorist’s appeal against ‘excessive’ fine 

A motorist who was fined £500 after being convicted of driving without a valid licence and without insurance has failed in an appeal to have the financial penalty reduced.

Published 26 November 2019

Faculty voices fear of ‘survivor hierarchy’ in redress scheme

Aspects of plans to compensate for historical child abuse in care could create a “survivor hierarchy” and deny payments to some victims, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 26 November 2019

Decline in Scottish statutory instruments coincides with mounting Brexit legislation

The increasing volume of Brexit-related secondary legislation has coincided with a decrease in the number of Scottish statutory instruments laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration, a Holyrood committee has reported.

Published 26 November 2019

Appeal to Supreme Court to be lodged in Serco lock evictions case

An application for appeal against the Inner House's judgment in the Serco lock eviction case is to be made this week.

Published 26 November 2019

Justice Committee calls for better mental health support for young offenders

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are calling for better mental health support for young people ordered into either secure care or a young offenders’ institution (YOI).

Published 26 November 2019

Lynda Towers: Children (Scotland) Bill – what you need to know

Lynda Towers takes a look at what the Children (Scotland) Bill might mean for Scotland’s youth.

Published 26 November 2019

Holyrood committee to investigate protected trust deeds

A Holyrood committee is undertaking an inquiry into protected trust deeds (PTDs) amid concerns over their use.

Published 26 November 2019

Burness Paull advises on Seven Energy acquisition

Burness Paull advised on the corporate and capital-markets aspects of UK-based independent oil & gas company Savannah Petroleum plc’s deal to acquire the assets of Seven Energy in Nigeria, which involved a $125 million equity fundraising.

Published 26 November 2019

MacRoberts team highly commended at the British Legal Awards

MacRoberts has been recognised at the British Legal Awards for the third year running. The corporate finance team was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ accolade in the M&A Team of the Year category at the ceremony in London.

Published 26 November 2019