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Alistair Carmichael faces legal fight for seat

Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael will face a legal bid from four constituents who want to see him ousted from his seat over allegations of lying.

Published 10 June 2015

Sir Stephen House clashes with sheriff over remarks on cover-ups within the single force

Sir Stephen House, the chief constable of Police Scotland sparked a row between the police and the judiciary after he criticised a sheriff for making “unsubstantiated comments” at the trial of one of his colleagues last year.

Published 10 June 2015

Registers of Scotland publish property market report

Registers of Scotland (RoS) has published its third 10-year property market report, detailing trends in the land and property market between 2005-15.

Published 10 June 2015

US citizen jailed for assault wins appeal against custodial sentence

A trainee greenkeeper who was jailed for 21 months after being convicted of assaulting a university student following an argument in a pub has successfully challenged the sentence imposed by a sheriff.

Published 9 June 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn sees turnover up 26 per cent to £48m

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced its year-end results. Turnover grew 26 per cent to £48 million, whilst profits increased to £18m, results which also reflect the contribution since October 2014 of the firm’s acquisition of Tods Murray.

Published 9 June 2015

Apologies Bill could generate confusion over medical negligence

The Law Society of Scotland, while supporting the aims of the Scottish Parliament’s Apologies Bill, has raised questions on what it could achieve in cases involving medical practitioners.

Published 9 June 2015

McEwan Fraser celebrates double accreditation

McEwan Fraser Legal has received both Investors in People and Investors in Young People accreditation, the solicitor and estate agents firm has announced.

Published 9 June 2015

RightsInfo produces series on 50 most important human rights cases

The website RightsInfo has produced a series on the 50 most important human rights cases translated into “plain-English short stories”.

Published 9 June 2015

Woman who had threesome then cried rape unable to find lawyer

A woman who had a threesome with a couple then claimed she had been raped is having difficulty finding a lawyer and now claims that she is innocent.

Published 9 June 2015

DWF appoints new executive partners in Scotland

DWF has appointed partners Paul Pignatelli and Wayne Lawrence as executive partners for the firm’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Published 9 June 2015

Airline workers take action over contaminated air claims

A group of airline workers is planning legal action against British airlines who allegedly poisoned them with contaminated cabin air.

Published 9 June 2015

Victim support charity faces public funding threat

Senior employees at Victim Support Scotland (VSS) have raised complaints after members of the charity were told they faced compulsory redundancy.

Published 8 June 2015

Aberdein Considine eyes further growth on completing £1m expansion

Aberdein Considine has completed a £1 million expansion across Glasgow and Aberdeen but still has an "appetite for growth", the firm has announced.

Published 8 June 2015

Police Scotland joins partners to tackle rural crime

Police Scotland is taking action to counter rural crime in co-operation with government and civic organisations.

Published 8 June 2015

Miller Hendry to honour colleagues' memory with walk

Staff from Tayside legal firm Miller Hendry are participating in a sponsored walk this Saturday 13 June in memory of two members of the Miller Hendry family who sadly passed away, the late Eileen Matthew last year and Jennifer Adams in 2010.

Published 8 June 2015