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Scottish Young Lawyers' Association announces further events

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association has added three further events in late Spring to its ongoing programme of educational events.

Published 5 May 2015

England: Top lawyers protest at 'human misery' of Legal Aid cuts

More than 100 judges, peers, prominent lawyers and doctors working in the civil and criminal justice system have called on the incoming government to restore legal aid to prevent “widespread miscarriages of justice”.

Published 5 May 2015

Commissioner to investigate Fife death in custody

The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has confirmed it will investigate the death of 31-year old Sheku Bayoh, who died after being arrested by police in Fife on Sunday morning.

Published 5 May 2015

Council tax commission calls for evidence

The Scottish Government's Commission on Local Tax Reform has appealed to the public and interested organisations to submit evidence on the future of local government funding.

Published 5 May 2015

Brodies promotes seven Partners, creates new role

Brodies LLP has promoted seven lawyers to Partner, six to Associate and nine to a newly-created ‘Managing Associate’ role, taking the number of partners in the firm up to eighty-nine.

Published 5 May 2015

Law Society welcomes cut in SLCC fees

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has set out its budget for 2015-16, prepared after consultation with the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and others.

Published 5 May 2015

Supreme Court launches 'legal iPlayer'

UK Supreme Court proceedings can now be viewed any time, any place, with the launch of an on-demand archive of past hearings unveiled today.

Published 5 May 2015

MSPs to debate Fatal Accident Inquiry review

Members of the Scottish Parliament will today question Lord Cullen on his recommendations for reform of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) system.

Published 5 May 2015

Man facing extradition has application for disclosure and recovery of documents refused

A Glasgow man who is facing extradition to the United States to face $2.7 million fraud charges has had an application to recover all correspondence relating to his case between the Scottish Ministers’ Civil Recovery Unit and the US prosecution authorities refused.

Published 5 May 2015

Simpson & Marwick announces new Associates

Four lawyers have been welcomed as Associates at  Simpson & Marwick following a series of promotions intended to strengthen the firm.

Published 5 May 2015

Motorcyclist awarded damages following late night crash with milk tanker

A motorcyclist who had his leg amputated following a road traffic accident in which he crashed into a milk tanker is to be awarded damages after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that the driver of the other vehicle was “negligent”.

Published 1 May 2015

Man found guilty of frightening staff at Law Society of Scotland

Law Society of Scotland receptionists became alarmed after a man got angry about not being able to see someone dealing with his complaint a court has heard.

Published 1 May 2015

ECJ clarifies “establishment” in Court of Appeal referral over collective redundancies

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has clarified the term “establishment” for the purposes of collective redundancies in an appeal from workers of former British companies, finding that where an undertaking comprises several entities, the term “establishment” in the directive on collective redundancies must be interpreted as referring to the entity to which the workers made redundant are assigned to carry out their duties.

Published 1 May 2015

MacRoberts appoints new Dundee partner

MacRoberts has strengthened its Dundee base by recruiting employment law specialist Deborah Miller as a partner.

Published 1 May 2015

ECtHR rules article 6 right of dismissed Republic of Macedonia judge violated by biased court

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has unanimously ruled that a court in the Republic of Macedonia violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) article 6 right to a fair trial of a judge whom it dismissed from office on the grounds of professional misconduct after another judge acted contrary to the doctrine nemo iudex in sua causa.

Published 1 May 2015