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Carla Fraser Joins Compass Chambers

Compass Chambers has welcomed Carla Fraser to the stable.

Published 17 November 2021

CJEU: Hungary broke EU law with anti-migrant law

Hungary broke EU law by making it an offence for people or groups to help migrants and refugees apply for asylum, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Published 17 November 2021

McDougall McQueen celebrates 40 years in business

McDougall McQueen has celebrated its 40th anniversary and a turnover milestone.

Published 17 November 2021

Judith Hutchison and Paolo Martone join Scullion LAW

Judith Hutchison and Paolo Martone have joined Scullion LAW in Glasgow.

Published 17 November 2021

Call for UN action following people’s tribunal on Iranian atrocities

Alleged atrocities carried out by the Iranian authorities three years ago should be investigated by the United Nations following hearings in London, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has said.

Published 17 November 2021

Gillespie Macandrew donates £38,000 to partner charities

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) and Alzheimer Scotland are to share a donation of £38,000 from Gillespie Macandrew.

Published 17 November 2021

Quote of the day

We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind — mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.

Published 17 November 2021

And finally… killer app

A woman who allegedly tried to hire an assassin to kill her ex-husband through a transparently fake website called RentAHitman.com has been arrested.

Published 17 November 2021

English High Court orders construction company to pay over £220,000 for aggregate it claimed was unfit for purpose

An English judge has dismissed an appeal by a construction company that was ordered to pay over £220,000 to an aggregate supplier in exchange for supposedly defective aggregate it sold to them for the construction of a warehouse that liquefied in heavy rainfall.

Published 16 November 2021

Family law one year on – less intimidating, more efficient

Family law is less intimidating and more efficient than ever before, according to a Dundee-based family lawyer who launched her business just before lockdown.

Published 16 November 2021

RCCW takes on seven new members of staff

Raeburn Christie Clark and Wallace LLP (RCCW) has recruited seven new members of staff.

Published 16 November 2021

Man who published tweets encouraging terrorism against India sentenced

A man who published tweets encouraging terrorism against India has been sentenced.

Published 16 November 2021

Free phone line launched to help drugs users stay safe

A new anonymous phone service will see trained staff stay on the line while people are using drugs to ensure they remain safe.

Published 16 November 2021

Teacher who assaulted pupils jailed

A schoolteacher who engaged in sexual activity with a girl under his care and assaulted others has been jailed.

Published 16 November 2021

Felix Main becomes third recipient of Kirk Murdoch Scholarship

Edinburgh University law student, Felix Main, has been named as the third recipient of the Kirk Murdoch Scholarship, which was set up in memory of the highly respected lawyer.

Published 16 November 2021