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SYLA annual conference — one week to go

The Scottish Young Lawyers Association (SYLA) is gearing up for its annual conference, Progression in the Profession, in Glasgow on Monday 15 June.

Published 8 June 2015

Scottish Government calls for Scotland Bill amendments

The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind calls for more powers to be included in the new devolution legislation working its way through Parliament.

Published 8 June 2015

Campaigners challenge GCHQ data collection practices

Campaigners have filed a legal claim with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that could end bulk data interception by UK intelligence agencies.

Published 8 June 2015

Brodies scores with addition of Stillie to sports law team

Brodies LLP has appointed Derek Stillie to its sports law practice, bringing to Scotland’s largest law firm his experience as a former professional footballer and specialist knowledge of legal matters across the sporting spectrum.

Published 8 June 2015

Campaigners lobby for tougher sex purchase laws

A new campaign organisation backed by women's groups and the Scottish Trade Union Congress is calling for tougher laws that make it illegal to buy sex.

Published 8 June 2015

New partners strengthen Harper Macleod in Edinburgh

Harper Macleod has announced two new Partners have joined the business, strengthening the firm's Edinburgh operation.

Published 8 June 2015

Lord Drummond Young to be keynote speaker at Scots Law 2015

Lord Drummond Young will give the keynote speech at the TrustLaw Conference at Scots Law 2015 on the subject of “The state of Scottish trust law and the need for reform”.

Published 8 June 2015

MacAskill no more...

Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced that he is to stand down as an MSP at next year's Holyrood election.

Published 8 June 2015

Seven new members welcomed into Faculty of Advocates

Seven new members have been welcomed into the Faculty of Advocates with the promise that it could become one of the "great privileges" of their career.

Published 8 June 2015

Law Society pays tribute to Oliver Adair

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to its former Council member and legal aid convener Oliver Adair who passed away earlier this week after a long fight with cancer.

Published 5 June 2015

Westwater welcomes three new advocates

Anne Bennie, Vincent Lunny and Jane Rattray have joined Westwater Advocates after successfully completing the Faculty's "rigorous" devilling course.

Published 5 June 2015

Legal highs shop first in Scotland to be shut down after receiving closure order

A legal highs shop in Aberdeen has been shut down by police following reports of break-ins and intimidation.

Published 5 June 2015

Scottish cybercrime strategy published for consultation

The Scottish Government has published plans to make people in Scotland "safer, secure and cyber aware".

Published 5 June 2015

Thorntons Investment Management board appoints non-executive director

Aberdeen businessman Colin Crosby OBE will join the board of Thorntons Investment Management this month, taking on the role of non-executive director.

Published 5 June 2015

Harper Macleod appointed as Scottish Swimming legal advisers

Harper Macleod has been appointed as the official legal adviser for Scottish Swimming.

Published 5 June 2015