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Burges Salmon continues growth in Scotland with appointment of Stuart McMillan

Burges Salmon has appointed Stuart McMillan as a partner in its banking team in Edinburgh.

Published 1 October 2019

Discount rate in Scotland remains at -0.75 per cent

The Government Actuary has confirmed that the discount rate in Scotland remains unchanged at -0.75 per cent following the completion of his review. The rate takes effect from today.

Published 1 October 2019

New legislation increases penalty for animal cruelty to five years' imprisonment

New legislation increasing animal cruelty penalties and improving powers for front-line enforcement agencies has been published.

Published 1 October 2019

CMS Scotland doubles annual scholarships for aspiring lawyers

CMS has awarded two school pupils scholarships to help them achieve their ambition of completing a law degree.

Published 1 October 2019

Lawyers sought for student event at City of Glasgow College

An event to help students gain industry knowledge of the legal sector is being held at City of Glasgow College this month.

Published 1 October 2019

Learn about Sir Walter Scott online

Two experts on Sir Walter Scott have developed a free online course for people who would like to learn about the giant of Scottish literature.

Published 1 October 2019

And finally... the culinary defence

A well-respected chef arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis has told police he was simply looking for "new flavours".

Published 1 October 2019

Contractor’s £25m ‘unlawful state aid’ claim against Scottish government dismissed 

A contractor which claimed the Scottish government acted unlawfully in giving taxpayers' money to a competitor in the purchase of a Highland industrial yard has had a £25 million damages action dismissed.

Published 30 September 2019

Sheriff questions why Crown sought prosecution of doctor who hit boy

A sheriff has questioned why the Crown brought charges against a doctor who used force against a boy who was misbehaving, The Scotsman reports.

Published 30 September 2019

Digital evidence plans aim to streamline justice

Changing how digital evidence is collected, viewed and shared across the justice system could allow cases to be resolved faster and improve the experiences of victims and witnesses.

Published 30 September 2019

Northern Ireland Court of Appeal: Three challenges to Brexit strategy dismissed

The Northern Ireland Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by the three applicants whose conjoined applications for judicial review were dismissed in the High Court earlier this month.

Published 30 September 2019

Katharine Hardie made chair of Pinsent Masons in Scotland and Northern Ireland

A leading property lawyer has been appointed head of Pinsent Masons’ Scottish and Northern Irish operations.

Published 30 September 2019

Kenny Henderson joins CMS

CMS has announced the appointment of Kenny Henderson as a partner in the litigation and arbitration practice. Mr Henderson is an English-law qualified litigator, who’s hire significantly strengthens CMS’ contentious offering in Scotland.

Published 30 September 2019

Shepherd and Wedderburn announces six associate promotions

Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted six solicitors to associate in its latest round of internal promotions, four of whom joined the firm as trainees.

Published 30 September 2019

Dog control laws to be reviewed amid worries over careless owners

Dog control laws have been made the subject of a public consultation amid worries over careless owners.

Published 30 September 2019