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McEwan Fraser Legal opens in London

McEwan Fraser Legal has opened a new office in Marble Arch, London.

Published 16 May 2016

Commissioner to investigate road crash in Edinburgh

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to a fatal road crash in Edinburgh last Thursday.

Published 16 May 2016

New appeal court focus of solicitor advocates’ update

The Society of Solicitor Advocates has published its May newsletter, which includes commentary from the outgoing Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, Kenneth Maciver QC and Iain Paterson on the new Sheriff Appeal Court.

Published 16 May 2016

Appeal judges refuse environmental charity’s application for protective expenses order in wind farm challenge

An environmental charity which is challenging plans for a wind farm development in Invernesshire has had an application for a protective expenses order refused following an appeal.

Published 13 May 2016

Eric Clive: Brexit and family law

Writing for Scottish Legal News today, distinguished legal academic Professor Eric Clive discusses the consequences Brexit would have on family law.

Published 13 May 2016

Council creates bizarre policy allowing officials to make fake Facebook profiles and befriend ‘targets’

East Lothian Council has granted officials the power to create fake Facebook profiles in order to befriend “targets” in a new policy, the Edinburgh Evening News reports.

Published 13 May 2016

Blog: Top tips for legal firms – 7 merger pitfalls to avoid

With further consolidation on the horizon, Greig Rowand provides tips for law firms on how to ensure a smooth merger.

Published 13 May 2016

Police Scotland sells property to fill capital budget gap

Police Scotland is using the sale of cars and extra property to help fund its activities after its capital budget was slashed.

Published 13 May 2016

Lords Committee: EU anti-people smuggling operation ‘not working’

The House of Lords' EU External Affairs Sub-Committee has published a report into Operation Sophia, and says the EU naval mission to tackle people smuggling in the central Mediterranean is not working because of an inability to disrupt smugglers' business model and a lack of support from the Libyan government.

Published 13 May 2016

Solicitors sought for Law Society mentoring scheme

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for solicitors and trainees from all areas of practice to become mentors as part of its expanding mentoring scheme.

Published 13 May 2016

Deputy presiding officers elected

Published 13 May 2016

Court of Justice launches phone and tablet app

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has launched its first-ever app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

Published 13 May 2016

Korean man who claimed interpreter ‘impeded’ his understanding of rape trial loses appeal against conviction

A Korean man found guilty of rape who claimed that he did not receive a fair trial because the interpreter at the trial “impeded” his ability to understand the proceedings has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

Published 12 May 2016

Iraqi civilians fail in tortious claim against Ministry of Defence over maltreatment by British forces

Iraqi civilians who said they suffered at the hands of the British armed forces have failed in their tortious claim against the Ministry of Defence as a consequence of foreign time-bar rules.

Published 12 May 2016

Crown finds no evidence of criminal conduct at RBS over 2008 rights issue

There is insufficient evidence that there was criminal conduct at the Royal Bank of Scotland during its 2008 rights issue according to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Published 12 May 2016