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Law Society staff raise £7,700 for West Lothian Foodbank

Walking the Kiltwalk, running the Edinburgh marathon relay, and organising a staff ‘soup kitchen’, are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £7,708 for West Lothian Foodbank in the last year.

Published 26 November 2019

And finally... online justice

A man sued a videogame company after his friend sold his character in the game Justice Online, worth almost £1.1 million, for £429.

Published 26 November 2019

RBS ordered to make PPI payout after failing in ‘insolvency set-off’ appeal 

The Royal Bank of Scotland has had an appeal rejected against a decision that it could not avoid paying out a successful payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling claim to a loan customer who became insolvent.

Published 25 November 2019

MSPs 'minded' to support creation of judicial register of interests

MSPs have said they are yet to hear a convincing case against members of the judiciary disclosing their pecuniary interests and society connections, The Times reports.

Published 25 November 2019

Victims to benefit from new charge on criminals

Offenders will be required to contribute to the cost of supporting victims of crime from today.

Published 25 November 2019

SLCC reports best ever year of performance

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported its best ever year of performance in dealing with complaints about lawyers and law firms in Scotland.

Published 25 November 2019

Amar Wali made partner at Morton Fraser

Morton Fraser has promoted commercial property expert Amar Wali to partner within its housebuilding and commercial real estate team.

Published 25 November 2019

Auld lawes subject of latest Stair volume

The Stair Society has announced the publication of its 66th volume.

Published 25 November 2019

DWF advises Aliter Capital on acquisition of digital learning specialist

DWF's Scottish corporate team has advised the corporate training platform backed by private equity fund Aliter Capital on the acquisition of Sponge UK Limited. This is the twelfth deal DWF has supported Aliter with since it was founded in 2016.

Published 25 November 2019

Cycle Law Scotland launches #LightUp campaign

Specialist law firm Cycle Law Scotland is working with Police Scotland as part of a national road safety campaign to highlight the importance of all road users being seen during the winter months.

Published 25 November 2019

Carol service for legal community to be held next week

A carol service for members of the legal community will be held on Friday 6 December in Edinburgh.

Published 25 November 2019

And finally... Russian rule-ette

Russia has passed legislation banning the sale of smartphones, computers and smart TVs that are not pre-installed with Russian software.

Published 25 November 2019

Using Legal Tech is a marathon, not a sprint

Eliud Kipchoge entered the history books becoming the first man to run a marathon in under two hours, an absolutely awesome feat. He is the first to admit that it was a ‘team effort’. He made sure that he had the right people around him. From creating his nutrition plan and training regime, to ensuring the best equipment and the right process to ensure the most efficient way to run the race, they had everything worked out. Training complete he then had to execute the plan on the day. But he didn’t do it alone. He couldn’t. He ran with carefully selected pace makers who ran in a very specific formation to maximise the efficiency of his running and ran the race in the best time ever.

Published 25 November 2019

Foreign businessman wins permission to appeal for indefinite leave to remain in tax discrepancy case over ‘blatant error of law’

A Nigerian businessman who was refused indefinite leave to remain in the UK despite living here for more than a decade due to tax discrepancies has been granted permission to appeal against the decision to refuse his application.

Published 22 November 2019

Parole report recommends greater use of electronic tagging

Opportunities for making greater use of electronic tagging of prisoners released on parole are to be explored.

Published 22 November 2019