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Revealed: the cost of staying in Britain

Soaring immigration fees have led to accusations of profiteering against the Home Office, which made £500 million last year.

Published 12 August 2019

Skippers who flout fishing laws pay 'anonymous' fines

Skippers breaking fishing laws are agreeing to "anonymous" fines, The Herald reports.

Published 12 August 2019

Planning lawyer Fraser Mitchell joins Shoosmiths in Edinburgh

Planning lawyer Fraser Mitchell has been appointed to Shoosmiths as a partner in its Edinburgh-based real estate team.

Published 12 August 2019

Scottish Law Commission seeks view from family lawyers on cohabitation

The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) is keen to hear from family law practitioners about their experiences, and those of their clients, of claims under the cohabitation provisions in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006.

Published 12 August 2019

Profits at Irwin Mitchell up 76 per cent to £21m

Irwin Mitchell, the UK-wide law firm which has an office in Glasgow, has announced significant growth in its turnover and profit for the 2018-19 financial year.

Published 12 August 2019

Tricia Walker: A casual calculation – holiday pay for irregular workers

Employers will be taking a sharp intake of breath at the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in the case Brazel v The Harpur Trust (UNISON intervening) which addresses how to calculate pay for workers and employees who work irregular hours throughout the year, writes Tricia Walker.

Published 12 August 2019

Edinburgh University Press acquires publishing assets of Avizandum

Edinburgh University Press has acquired the publishing assets of Avizandum Publishing for an undisclosed sum.

Published 12 August 2019

Last chance to take up 'early bird' ticket offer for Tumbling Lassie Ball 2019!

Last Friday a gathering was held in the Advocates' Library to thank some of the core supporters of the Tumbling Lassie appeal for their help over the years since 2015 when the appeal began.

Published 12 August 2019

Community justice chief Karyn McCluskey profiled on Radio 4

The head of a Scottish justice organisation has been profiled in a BBC Radio 4 programme.

Published 12 August 2019

England: Johnson unveils controversial plans to overhaul sentencing, prisons and stop-and-search

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled plans to "overhaul the criminal justice system" in England and Wales by reviewing sentencing policy, investing £2.5 billion in the construction of new prisons, and strengthening police stop-and-search powers.

Published 12 August 2019

And finally... flyboy

A teenager who broke into an airport and took two planes for a ride has been invited to train there as a pilot.

Published 12 August 2019

Landlord who failed to pay tenancy deposit into approved scheme for four years unsuccessful in appeal

A landlord who failed to pay a tenancy deposit into an approved deposit scheme until four years into the tenancy has been unsuccessful in challenging a payment order.

Published 9 August 2019

Seventy-seven attempted suicides in prison so far in 2019, compared to 31 in all of 2018

The number of self-harm incidents and attempted suicides recorded in prisons during the first seven months of 2019 has already far exceeded the figures for the whole of 2018.

Published 9 August 2019

Quartet of new partners at Burness Paull

Burness Paull LLP has confirmed three promotions to partner and one new lateral partner hire.

Published 9 August 2019

Dentons launches risk consulting business

Dentons has launched a risk consulting business to provide advisory, assurance and remediation services to clients.

Published 9 August 2019