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Maclay Murray & Spens wins double gold in intellectual property rankings

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has seen its IP & technology team ranked among the best in the world by two publications.

Published 3 June 2015

Bringing the statute book up to date

An act from 1979 allowing referendums for a Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly is among legislation being recommended for repeal by the law commissions.

Published 3 June 2015

England: police chief calls for rape cases to be prioritised as Elish Angiolini QC publishes report

The commisioner of the Metropolitan Police has said officers will need to be taken off the streets if more resources do not become available to deal with an “overwhelming” rise in reports of rape.

Published 3 June 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn advises Open Water on competitive water market

Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised Open Water on its recommendations made to a regulator as part of the creation of a competitive water sector in England.

Published 3 June 2015

Morton Fraser' associate wins green energy award

Morton Fraser has congratulated associate, Gail Watt and Rajini Sokhi of FES Ltd for winning the Campaigner Award at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals in Green Energy Awards held in Glasgow on 28 May.

Published 3 June 2015

Andy Coulson acquitted of perjury after judge upholds ‘no case to answer’ submission

Andrew Coulson, the former editor of the defunct tabloid the News of the World, has been acquitted of perjury by a judge at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Published 3 June 2015

SLN Spotlight: John Fotheringham

The latest SLN Spotlight falls on bto's John Fotheringham. Described by Chambers UK as "a guru for child support cases", he has over 30 years' experience in these spheres, representing clients in the Court of Session and in the sheriff courts throughout Scotland. 

Published 2 June 2015

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace announces retirals

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace, has announced the retirement of partners, Verity Jenner and Keith Napier.

Published 2 June 2015

Plans to end automatic early release could be further weakened

The Scottish government's plans to end automatic early release of prisoners may be further diluted after an MSP put forward an amendment to proposals which would see prisoners released when they have 12.5 per cent of their sentence remaining.

Published 2 June 2015

Battle of Buchylvie: 40-foot hedge cut down after three decades

The latest hedge feud resolved by the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 takes us once again to Stirling where residents in the village of Buchlyvie near the city have won a thirty year battle against a 40-foot monolith and perennial offender – the leylandii.

Published 2 June 2015

Organisations flout outdated FOI rules according to new research

New research has suggested freedom of information laws are “past their sell-by date” because institutions either ignore them or claim the law does not apply to them.

Published 2 June 2015

Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre strengthens marketing team

Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of a new PR and content executive.

Published 2 June 2015

Campaign to overturn election of Alistair Carmichael lodges petition in Court of Session

Campaigners trying to overturn the election of Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland, Alistair Carmichael, have lodged a petition at the Court of Session.

Published 1 June 2015

Former Children's Panel chairman given 12-year jail sentence for sexually abusing boys

A former chairman of the Children's Panel who sexually abused boys he met through the system has been given a 12 year jail sentence.

Published 1 June 2015