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Five new partners and associate for McClure Naismith

McClure Naismith has appointed five new partners and one new associate based in the firm’s Scottish and London offices.

Published 8 January 2015

Thorntons strategic planning delivers positive financial results

Thorntons has announced a 13 per cent boost in turnover, as it lodges its accounts for the financial year to 31 May 2014.

Published 8 January 2015

84% of Scots solicitors calling lawyer helpline suffer stress

84% of Scottish solicitors calling LawCare in 2014 have reported stress according to the latest figures from the helpline.

Published 8 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict.

Published 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submission of “no case to answer” in the case of a man accused of an attempted armed robbery at a bank.

Published 8 January 2015

US: Former Harvard law professor rebuts claims he had sex with underage girl in Epstein case

A lawyer accused of having sex with an underage girl who claims she was also ordered to have sex with the Duke of York has rebutted the claims, calling them "salacious and scurrilous", and has requested his name be removed from the accusatory documents.

Published 7 January 2015

And finally... just do it

A man has avoided jail by using his trainers as bail bond in lieu of money.

Published 7 January 2015

Inksters Solicitors shortlisted for worldwide social media award

Following on from yesterday’s news that Inksters Solicitors has been ranked third in the UK for the quality of its Twitter account, the firm has now been shortlisted for the “most innovative use of social media” award at the 2015 Managing Partner Forum Awards for Management Excellence, in association with Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.

Published 7 January 2015

New equality strategy aims to help solicitors achieve career goals

The Law Society of Scotland’s new three-year equality strategy aims to improve equality in the legal profession and support solicitors as they progress through their careers.

Published 7 January 2015

Improving profitability seen as biggest challenge for law firms in 2015

Research covering 5,000 law firms across the UK has found that 55 per cent of respondents see improving profitability as the biggest challenge of 2015, The Lawyer reports.

Published 7 January 2015

‘Welcome stability’ returns to Perthshire property market

Perthshire property bosses are reflecting on ‘a year of stability’ in the local market, and predicting a similar theme to 2015.

Published 7 January 2015

Faculty says planned oil and gas regulator will need robust measures to avoid conflicts of interest

A planned new regulator of the UK’s oil and gas reserves could face conflicts of interest in its work and “robust” measures will be needed to eliminate the risk, according to the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 7 January 2015

New sheriffs appointed in Tayside, Central and Fife

A number of new sheriffs have been appointed in Tayside, Central and Fife.

Published 7 January 2015

Scottish ministers warned to be careful in establishing ‘duty of candour’ for health workers

Scottish ministers have been warned by lawyers to be careful over moves to make it incumbent on social care and medical staff to disclose medical blunders to patients.

Published 7 January 2015