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Council of Mortgage Lenders updates handbook to include recent tax and property developments

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has announced new amendments to the CML Lenders' Handbook for Scotland, which sets out instructions to conveyancers acting for mortgage lenders.

Published 7 May 2015

Blog: Two Tests for an Assisted Suicide Law

Robert Preston, of Living and Dying Well, an evidence-based think tank who are against proposed changes to the law on assisted-dying discusses the law as it stands both sides of the border.

Published 7 May 2015

Cancer Research Racquet comes to Edinburgh for its first event in Scotland

Cancer Research Racquet, the international group of US, UK & EU legal and business professionals, who love the game of tennis and raise money for cancer research, are hitting Edinburgh on 19 May for their first event in Scotland.

Published 7 May 2015

Lord Gill to retire

Lord Gill, Lord President of the Court of Session and Scotland’s most senior judge, has announced his intention to retire on 31 May 2015, having completed three years’ service in that office.

Published 7 May 2015

Solicitor advocate to explore judicial review into Dundee school closure

Solicitor advocate Patrick McGuire (pictured) has offered to support the Save Menzieshill High campaign group by gathering evidence for a judicial review against Dundee City Council.

Published 6 May 2015

EU rejects Skype trademark because of confusion with Sky

The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the Internet telephony software package Skype's name can easily be confused with broadcaster Sky.

Published 6 May 2015

Lindsays appoints employment specialist as Partner

Lindsays today welcomed employment law and discrimination law specialist John Lee to their employment team in Edinburgh as Partner.

Published 6 May 2015

Lawyers receive draft Clutha crash report

Lawyers acting for the families of those killed in the Clutha helicopter crash have received a draft copy of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)'s report into the tragedy.

Published 6 May 2015

EU court to consider minimum alcohol pricing law

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will today hear from the Scottish Government as it examines the legality of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland.

Published 6 May 2015

Health bill will ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

The forthcoming health bill in the Scottish Parliament will include provision to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, according to public health minister Maureen Watt (pictured).

Published 6 May 2015

Father fails in appeal against refusal of contact with child despite sheriff’s ‘out of date’ decision

A father whose attempt to secure parental rights and responsibilities together with contact with his child was refused by a sheriff has failed in appeal despite claiming that the 10 months which passed between the case being taken to avizandum and the judgement being issued meant that the decision was “out of date”.

Published 6 May 2015

Perthshire solicitors hold sellers' day to boost housing market

Perthshire Solicitors Property Centre has announced a free event for people considering selling their home in 2015.

Published 5 May 2015

Family Law Masterclass early bird ends May 8

Scottish Legal Training's Family Law Masterclass early bird deadline is looming.

Published 5 May 2015

Law Society calls for investment in efficient legal aid system

The Law Society of Scotland has published a package of recommendations which it says would create a better funded and more efficient legal aid system to protect access to justice in Scotland.

Published 5 May 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn toasts innovative Scottish distillers

Shepherd and Wedderburn is sponsoring the 'Alcoholic Drink' category in the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, set to take place in Edinburgh this month.

Published 5 May 2015