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Document leak strains controversial US-EU trade deal negotiations

Trade negotiations between Europe and the US have been put in peril following the leak of hundreds of pages of documents in recent days.

Published 6 May 2016

Terra Firma deputy clerk to run in aid of Parkinson’s UK

Terra Firma Chambers’ deputy clerk, Andy Veitch will be running the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday 29th May in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Published 6 May 2016

Housebreaker who claimed DNA evidence was insufficient corroboration loses appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of a charge which libelled that he broke into a residential property and stole jewellery has failed in an appeal against conviction after claiming there was “insufficient evidence” to corroborate the theft.

Published 5 May 2016

Lords to report on UK Bill Of Rights

The House of Lords European Union Committee will next week publish its report on the UK government’s proposals to introduce a British Bill of Rights and repeal the Human Rights Act.

Published 5 May 2016

Law firms deliver community benefits in Kingdom Housing Group’s new legal framework

Kingdom Housing Group has appointed six firms to its new three-year legal framework in a procurement process that highlighted the requirement of the successful firms to include community benefits in their tenders to deliver added value.

Published 5 May 2016

Shoosmiths advises Californian video games company on British acquisition

Shoosmiths' Edinburgh corporate team has advised Californian games publisher Maximum Games LLC on their acquisition of UK-based video games developer and distributor Avanquest Software Publishing Limited.

Published 5 May 2016

Double promotion at TC Young

TC Young has announced that Alison Hempsey has been promoted from associate to partner, in its private client team, and that Marianne McJannett has been promoted to associate within its employment team.

Published 5 May 2016

Law Society Council candidates announced

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland Council elections in the constituencies of of Glasgow & Strathkelvin and Cupar, Dunfermline & Kirkcaldy.

Published 5 May 2016

Gambler who lost £90,000 bet on Celtic match fails in legal challenge over bookmaker’s refusal to pay out

A gambler who lost more than £90,000 after placing an online bet on a Scottish football match has failed in a legal challenge over the bookmaker’s decision to refuse to pay out.

Published 4 May 2016

Bus lane fines to be challenged under data protection rules

A wave of claims from motorists fined for driving in bus lanes could soon flood Scottish courts according to one expert, The Herald reports.

Published 4 May 2016

Luxembourg dismisses challenges against directive on tobacco products

The extensive standardisation of packaging, the future EU-wide prohibition on menthol cigarettes and the special rules for electronic cigarettes, embodied in the EU directive on tobacco products, are lawful, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled

Published 4 May 2016