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Irish barristers appeal for inclusion in ‘key worker’ category for vaccine roll-out

Barristers should be included in the "key worker" category for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Bar Council of Ireland has said.

Published 13 January 2021

TLT makes alliance with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten

UK law firm TLT has entered into a strategic alliance with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten.

Published 13 January 2021

SYLA Beyond the Basics: legal aid

Claire Mitchell QC and solicitor Ian Moir are to speak at an event hosted by the Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) to raise awareness of legal aid issues in Scotland.

Published 13 January 2021

JUSTICE Scotland Annual Human Rights Day Lecture 2021

JUSTICE Scotland’s Annual Human Rights Day Lecture will return on 21 January 2021 with a discussion on the Human Rights Act.

Published 13 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Smart contracts

Benjamin Bestgen gives readers an overview of smart contracts this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 January 2021

And finally… la petite mort

A woman declared dead by a court is still struggling to undo the ruling more than three years after pointing out she's still alive.

Published 13 January 2021

Why your Law Firm should be outsourcing your Cashroom

One of Denovo’s law firm partners saved £22,000 by outsourcing their Cashroom. That’s a fact. And believe it or not it happened in 2020.

Published 13 January 2021

Sheriff grants division and sale of Bearsden home jointly owned by feuding ex-sisters-in-law 

A sheriff in Dumbarton has granted a crave for division and sale of a property in Bearsden jointly owned by two feuding former sisters-in-law following several years of legal correspondence between them with no agreement. 

Published 12 January 2021

Rachael Kelsey: Jurisdiction in the UK in divorce and cohabitation cases post-Brexit

There are advantages to having a bit of age on you when you’re a family lawyer – quite apart from the fact that you are less likely to be trying to home school your own children. If you are 40 plus you will remember family law pre-Brussels II, which is going to be useful in this post-Brexit landscape. There are significant changes to family law jurisdiction rules and this piece will look at divorce jurisdiction in Scotland and touch on the position in England and Wales. Jurisdiction in maintenance will be a treat for another day…

Published 12 January 2021

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Fiona McKinnon on the gathering legal aid storm

When Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf announced plans for increased fees and a series of grants in the dying days of 2020, he said he was offering up a “significant package of support” for legal aid practitioners who had “worked hard since the Covid-19 outbreak to help maintain access to justice services”. 

Published 12 January 2021

Man who possessed weapons stash for terrorist purposes jailed

A man who possessed a crossbow and other items for terrorist purposes has been jailed.

Published 12 January 2021

Janette Speed: Property sector can help re-build UK economy

According to a recent survey, post-Brexit Britain is considered a prime real estate proposition by investors, developers and asset managers from across Europe, China and the US. Notably, it ranked the UK highest for future residential property investment.

Published 12 January 2021

Second edition of Evictions in Scotland – out now!

The second edition of Adrian Stalker‘s hotly-anticipated Evictions in Scotland has been published by Edinburgh University Press.

Published 12 January 2021

Macdonald Henderson named in Times Best Law Firm 2021 guide

Macdonald Henderson has been named among The Times Best Law Firms for 2021. 

Published 12 January 2021