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Scottish Law Commission seeks views on reform of standard securities

The Scottish Law Commission has today published a discussion paper seeking views on proposals for the reform of securities granted over land and buildings in Scotland.

Published 18 June 2019

CMA research to support Scottish government response to Roberton Review

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is to undertake research into the Scottish legal services market to support the Scottish government’s response to the Roberton Review.

Published 18 June 2019

Alexander Hutcheon loses case against ex-wife over £1m in divorce settlement

A lawyer has lost a court case against his ex-wife who failed to hand over almost £1 million in their divorce settlement, The Times reports.

Published 18 June 2019

Latest FAI delay prompts criticism from sheriff

Fatal accident inquiry delays are causing severe distress to families who have lost loved ones, one sheriff has said.

Published 18 June 2019

Thorntons Investments appoints Gail Craig as portfolio manager

Wealth management company Thorntons Investments has strengthened its Edinburgh team with the appointment of Gail Craig as portfolio manager.

Published 18 June 2019

Supreme Court goes to Cardiff for historic Wales sitting

The Supreme Court will sit in Wales for the first time when it arrives in Cardiff next month to hear three cases.

Published 18 June 2019

Scott Blair pens dog blog for National Licensing Week

A member of the Faculty of Advocates is going to the dogs, as part of National Licensing Week.

Published 18 June 2019

Lawyer impersonator jailed

A former nurse who posed as a male lawyer in order to dupe women into sending her nude photos has been jailed for three years at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court.

Published 18 June 2019

Pinsent Masons joins campaign to promote disability inclusion

Pinsent Masons has signed up to The Valuable 500 campaign which seeks to place disability inclusion on the board agenda of 500 global businesses.

Published 18 June 2019

And finally... pick of the bunch

A man who robbed a bank with a banana has been sentenced to 14 months in prison.

Published 18 June 2019

Advertorial: Would you benefit from receiving tailored feedback on your presentation style from a former BBC producer?

Perception is everything! Rightly or wrongly, people make judgements on our capability based on how we look, speak and present ourselves. Aware of this, we become more concerned with how we think we appear – leading to a self-conscious and nervous approach – rather than being confident in our technique, tailoring messages to the needs of the audience and challenging preconceptions.

Published 18 June 2019

Advertorial: Insight Legal Named Approved Supplier By The Law Society of Scotland

Software company completes assessment to provide quality and reputable support for clients operating in the country

Published 18 June 2019

Computer expert loses appeal against conviction for possession of indecent images of children

A computer repair expert found guilty of being in possession of indecent images of children who claimed that he did not have knowledge of the photographs has had an appeal against his conviction dismissed.

Published 17 June 2019

Automatic pardon for gay and bisexual men to come into effect in October

Men prosecuted for same-sex sexual activity which is now entirely legal will be able to apply to have their convictions erased from October.

Published 17 June 2019

David Whitehouse paid £80,000 in compensation over wrongfully issued order

A former Rangers administrator has been paid £80,000 in compensation over an order to freeze his assets that the Lord Advocate admitted was "wrongful", The Herald reports.

Published 17 June 2019