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England: Supreme Court justice calls for introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce

Divorce laws should be reformed to allow for “no-fault” divorce the deputy president of the UK Supreme Court has said.

Published 10 April 2015

High Court of Justiciary hosts Strathclyde mooting semi-finals

The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society held the semi-finals of its mooting competition in the High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow, with the two fixtures judged by Sheriff Miller and Sheriff Mackie.

Published 10 April 2015

Corporate executor-nominate not entitled to appoint an attorney rules sheriff

A corporate executor is not entitled to appoint an attorney, a sheriff has ruled, as the “fiduciary duties of an executor-nominate are personal to the holder of the office”.

Published 9 April 2015

Lawyers for victims of Legionnaires’ outbreak call for FAI as Crown says there will be no prosecutions

Lawyers for victims of a disease outbreak which resulted in four deaths have called for an inquiry after the Crown said there will be no prosecutions over the deaths.

Published 9 April 2015

Solicitor general to lead FAI into Glasgow bin lorry disaster

A senior law officer is to oversee the fatal accident inquiry into the bin lorry crash in Glasgow last December.

Published 9 April 2015

Gillespie Macandrew eye growth with new chairman and chief executive appointments

Gillespie Macandrew has announced major changes to its leadership team, with Murray Shaw becoming chairman and Chris West (pictured right) taking over as chief executive from Ian Turnbull.

Published 9 April 2015

Faculty welcomes 2015 Eurodevils

 

Published 9 April 2015

Scottish advocate delivers training in second African country

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has left his mark on a second African country, after volunteering to help train local lawyers.

Published 9 April 2015

England: criminal law firm launches app for digitisation of work

A criminal law firm has launched an app to digitise the work of criminal lawyers.

Published 9 April 2015

Inner House upholds decision to award woman sexually abused by uncle £70,000 damages following ‘time-barred’ action

A woman who was sexually abused from the age of seven by her uncle will be awarded damages of £70,000 after judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session dismissed an appeal by the abuser.

Published 8 April 2015

Crown Office: no prosecutions over Edinburgh Legionnaire's outbreak

No organisation or individual will be prosecuted for the deaths of four people in Edinburgh during the Legionnaire's Disease outbreak in 2012 because the source of the bacteria could not be identified, the Crown Office has stated.

Published 8 April 2015

UK: Passport exit checks reintroduced after 17 years

Anyone leaving the UK will have their passport checked and details sent to the Home Office under new rules now entering force.

Published 8 April 2015

Scottish police force to link up with Polish officers

Scottish and Polish police officers have started discussions in the Polish capital on how the two national police forces can collaborate in the future.

Published 8 April 2015

Tobacco display ban enters force in small shops

Scottish Government legislation banning the display of tobacco products in stores has come into force for small stores.

Published 8 April 2015