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Paul McNairney

Advocate Paul McNairney has passed away at the age of 39.

Published 18 November 2021

Brodies receives higher education legal appointment

Brodies LLP has been appointed to the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) framework agreement for legal services, to provide legal support to Scotland’s universities and colleges and associated members in Scotland.

Published 18 November 2021

Expert group to advise on banning of conversion practices

An expert group will be established to advise the Scottish government on the banning of conversion practices, which aim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Published 18 November 2021

Julie Greig: Commercial lease obligations – where are we now?

The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures was considerable. The loss of revenue suffered during the extended periods of lockdown inevitably had a significant impact on businesses. While the Job Retention Scheme (i.e. the furlough scheme) which ended on 30 September 2021 helped support employers with their wage bills, tenant’s obligations to pay sums due under a commercial lease such as rent, insurance and service charges continued. These sums remain due and payable.

Published 18 November 2021

Nicole Moscardini: Calculating NMW – as easy as 1,2,3?

A recent EAT judgment finds even costs incurred by choice need to be deducted when calculating NMW, writes Nicole Moscardini. 

Published 18 November 2021

Windfarm security guard died of hypothermia after companies’ failings

Two companies have been fined after a security guard died of hypothermia when he and his colleague were snowed in on a construction site.

Published 18 November 2021

US Secretary of State under pressure to condemn UK government’s Troubles plan

The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has come under pressure from US legislators to speak out against the UK government's controversial plans to end all criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles.

Published 18 November 2021

Men accused of killing Malcolm X to be exonerated

Two men who were jailed for killing Malcolm X are to be exonerated following the discovery of new evidence.

Published 18 November 2021

Spanish government launches bid to end amnesty for Franco-era crimes

Spain's coalition government has launched a legislative bid to end an amnesty for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and torture during the Franco era.

Published 18 November 2021

And finally… cock up

A doctor who wrote fake prescriptions to get free viagra for the benefit of his extramarital affair could be struck off.

Published 18 November 2021

Father of man who suffered brain damage in car accident fails to challenge English court’s finding of contributory negligence

The father of a man who suffered heavy brain damage as a result of a car accident has failed to challenge a finding of contributory negligence in an action for damages before the English Court of Appeal.

Published 17 November 2021

Scottish Sentencing Council made ‘significant progress’ despite pandemic

"Significant progress" was made by the Scottish Sentencing Council in the development of sentencing guidelines in 2020-21 despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, according to its chair, Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk.

Published 17 November 2021

Appeal hearing to be live-streamed in court first

An appeal hearing is to be live-streamed by the Court of Session for the first time.

Published 17 November 2021

Fraud rises by two-thirds in Scotland during pandemic

Crimes of fraud in Scotland have increased by two-thirds over the past two years, sparking fresh calls for people to be vigilant.

Published 17 November 2021

Finlay Campbell joins DLA Piper

DLA Piper has appointed of Finlay Campbell as a partner in its Edinburgh office.

Published 17 November 2021