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RICS: House prices rising but surveyors cautious over outlook

House prices and home sales activity increased in Scotland according to the December Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 January 2021

DWF announces new global operating structure

Global legal business DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh has announced plans to adopt a new internal operating structure with effect from May 2021.

Published 14 January 2021

Employers encouraged to act on signs of domestic abuse

UK government business minister Paul Scully has today issued a rallying call to employers across the country to ensure their organisation is spotting signs of domestic abuse.

Published 14 January 2021

Record day for Scottish Construction Now

Yesterday was a record day for our sister publication Scottish Construction Now with over 30,000 visitors to its website.

Published 14 January 2021

Watch: Adversity is not Destiny

Published 14 January 2021

England: Reform of mental health law to give people ‘more control’ over treatment

People detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 will benefit from landmark reforms providing them with more control over their care and treatment, the UK government has announced.

Published 14 January 2021

UK action over slavery supply chain must be extended

UK measures to avoid complicity in forced labour in China must be extended, human rights campaigners have said.

Published 14 January 2021

SYLA: Busting mental health misconceptions with SAMH

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Published 14 January 2021

And finally… worm has turned

Yellow mealworms have become the first insects cleared for human consumption by scientists at the EU's food safety agency.

Published 14 January 2021

Scottish creel fishers succeed in challenging rejection of fisheries proposal by Marine Scotland 

A Scottish fishing federation has succeeded in overturning a decision by the Scottish government not to move forward with a proposed pilot scheme affecting inshore fisheries around the Isle of Skye. 

Published 13 January 2021

Tributes paid to Professor Robert Rennie

Tributes have been paid to Professor Robert Rennie, who has passed away following a sudden illness.

Published 13 January 2021

Robert Rennie: An appreciation

Robert was a first-class person. He was at the University of Glasgow at the same time as I was. He graduated with an ordinary degree in law, but went on to do a PhD, (on floating charges) part-time during his apprenticeship, and under the supervision of Jack Halliday. Robert admired Jack and, I think, probably unconsciously, modelled himself on him. Once we were in practice, our paths did not cross, until he provided the Law Society’s Conveyancing Committee with a first-class paper on minerals, a subject on which he was an expert. The convenor, and our friend, Colin Miller, had the good sense to ask Robert to join the committee, and the committee benefited from his wisdom and knowledge thereafter.

Published 13 January 2021

European legal body creates new category of membership for UK

A new category of membership has been created for the UK to preserve its standing in the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 13 January 2021

Regulations to improve parole introduced

Regulations to improve Scotland’s parole system have been introduced to Parliament.

Published 13 January 2021

Head of IoD Scotland Malcolm Cannon quits for new role at Simpson & Marwick

Malcolm Cannon, director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland, has quit the role for a new post with Simpson & Marwick in Edinburgh, after less than 18 months in the job.

Published 13 January 2021