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New £2 coin commemorates birth of Sir Walter Scott

A new £2 coin launched by The Royal Mint commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott.

Published 22 July 2021

And finally… bit excessive

Over a thousand computers used to mine cryptocurrency have been crushed by police using a steamroller.

Published 22 July 2021

ECtHR: Post-mortem examination of baby violated parents’ humans rights

A post-mortem examination of a baby conducted against the wishes of his parents has been ruled a breach of Articles 8 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 21 July 2021

Lord Matthews appointed to Inner House

Lord Matthews has been appointed to the Second Division of the Inner House of the Court of Session, effective from 1 August 2021.

Published 21 July 2021

Keith Brown promises reforms to raise conviction rate in sex cases

Scotland's new justice secretary has said he will not shy away from reforms that would raise the conviction rate in sex cases.

Published 21 July 2021

Douglas J. Cusine: Scotland’s malicious prosecution scandal – the silence is deafening

We have a new justice secretary who, at least in one respect, bears a similarity to his predecessor: he has not made any public statement about the ill-fated prosecution of Whitehouse and Clark, the Rangers’ administrators.

Published 21 July 2021

Donna Brennan joins BTO as legal director

Donna Brennan has joined BTO Solicitors legal director in its Raeburn Hope office in Helensburgh.

Published 21 July 2021

Fiona McLeod: Update – revised property factors code of conduct

Fiona McLeod provides a brief overview of the changes introduced by the Scottish Government's revised code of conduct for property factors.

Published 21 July 2021

Sheriff solemn cases exceed pre-Covid average

The number of sheriff solemn cases concluded last month exceeded pre-Covid levels, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) figures show.

Published 21 July 2021

DWF profits up over a fifth to £172m as firm returns to pre-Covid activity

Global legal business DWF has reported a 21 per cent rise in gross profit to £171.8 million in its full-year results for 2020/21.

Published 21 July 2021

Burness Paull signs Terra Carta pledge

Burness Paull has become the first Scottish law firm to become a signatory to the Terra Carta sustainable markets initiative supported by The Prince of Wales.

Published 21 July 2021

And finally… settle down

Israel has threatened ice cream manufacturer Ben & Jerry's with "serious repercussions, legal and otherwise" after it said it would no longer sell its products in illegal settlements.

Published 21 July 2021

Dorothy Bain QC recuses herself from Rangers litigation

The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC has recused herself from further involvement in the Rangers litigation.

Published 20 July 2021

Rennie: Fraud probe into SNP shows the need to split Lord Advocate role

Willie Rennie MSP has today said that the launch of a fraud probe into SNP donations shows the need for an independent director of public prosecutions, separate from the Lord Advocate’s role as the Scottish government’s chief law officer. 

Published 20 July 2021

ECtHR: Lack of effective remedy for former judge breached human rights

A former Belgian judge was denied an effective remedy to challenge a judicial body's decision in breach of her rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 20 July 2021