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Holyrood Committee seeks views on tougher penalties for ‘livestock worrying’

A draft law which would increase the penalties for dog-owners whose pets chase, attack or kill farmed animals is to be considered by a Holyrood committee.

Published 26 June 2020

COVID-19 crisis will 'accelerate green energy transition'

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is set to speed up the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, according to a leading industry legal expert.

Published 26 June 2020

Scott Clair: Scots law of defamation and putting a kilt on Rebekah Vardy

The WAG wars continue as Rebekah Vardy files an action for defamation in the High Court of England & Wales against Colleen Rooney, but how would her action fare in Scotland? Scott Clair tells all.

Published 26 June 2020

Brand refresh for Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has unveiled a new look brand identity that underlines its commitment to delivering a quality service for clients in the face of the current pandemic.

Published 26 June 2020

England: Nightingale-style courts to address court backlog

New Nightingale-style courts will be opened to deal with the backlog of more than half a million criminal cases that have built up during the pandemic, The Times reports.

Published 26 June 2020

EU citizens and local government services: free webinar from the Citizens Rights Project

The Citizens Rights Project has announced a further free webinar in its series of events on EU citizens’ rights in Scotland.

Published 26 June 2020

Read all about it! Our readers pick their favourite law related books

For a little lockdown levity, we asked some of our readers to recommend their favourite law-related books.

Published 26 June 2020

And finally... bubbling up

A winemaker has been barred from selling a non-alcoholic sparkling wine called "Nosecco" because the name is too similar to Prosecco.

Published 26 June 2020

Outer House finds Edinburgh Airport validly exercised option to purchase adjacent land

A property developer that granted an option to purchase land it owned next to Edinburgh Airport in favour of the airport has failed to establish that the option had not been validly exercised.

Published 25 June 2020

Stuart Munro: Remote hearings – not justice on the cheap

Stuart Munro of Livingstone Brown Solicitors responds to SLN's editorial on fatal accident inquiries held remotely.

Published 25 June 2020

Former youth footballer sues Celtic

A former youth footballer is suing Celtic FC over alleged sexual abuse.

Published 25 June 2020

Robert More: Criminal legal aid – why lockdown will soon turn to meltdown

Robert More makes some worrying predictions about legally aided criminal defence work in the wake of the lockdown.

Published 25 June 2020

Wilson Browne joins Coulters

Coulters has announced that Wilson Browne has been appointed as legal director.

Published 25 June 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Contracts, and Change of Circumstance: still room for equitable adjustment?

Professor Hector MacQueen marshals the evidence for “equitable adjustment” of contracts in Scots law.

Published 25 June 2020

Edinburgh Law School academics feature in Commons briefing paper

A blog written by Professor David Cabrelli of Edinburgh Law School along with research assistant Jessica D’alton has been featured in the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 8880.

Published 25 June 2020