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Hastie Stable rebrands as Themis Advocates

Advocates in the Hastie Stable have announced that they have regrouped under the name of Themis Advocates, following the appointment of new senior clerk Kiera Johnston.

Published 13 January 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints renewables project specialist

Real estate and renewables specialist Richard Turnbull has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 14 years’ expertise to the firm’s clean energy and real estate teams.

Published 13 January 2020

Scots landlords face ten months without rental income under new system

Scottish landlords are now facing a ten-month legal delay to evict tenants who refuse to pay rent, new research has revealed.

Published 13 January 2020

New show to pay tribute to Nuremberg prosecutor Sir David Maxwell Fyfe

The family of the acclaimed Scottish lawyer who prosecuted Nazi chiefs at Nuremberg is to pay tribute to him with a multimedia show, The Scotsman reports.

Published 13 January 2020

Douglas Story Dalgleish

The Scotsman has published a full obituary of Douglas Story Dalgleish – solicitor, football club chairman and golf administrator – who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Published 13 January 2020

Jamie Kerr: Twenty insights into the UK's immigration system

Jamie Kerr provides 20 insights into what the UK immigration system might have in store in the coming years.

Published 13 January 2020

Blog: Differences in personal injury compensation north and south of the border

Rachel Henry and Alistair Kinley look at certain differences between Scotland and England & Wales on personal injury compensation.

Published 13 January 2020

Lady Hale lists her Desert Island Judgments

Lady Hale has listed her 'Desert Island Judgments' in an interview with The Guardian.

Published 13 January 2020

Judges of the world unite! European judges join march in defence of Polish judiciary

Judges from across Europe have joined their Polish counterparts at a protest in Warsaw against the erosion of judicial independence in the country.

Published 13 January 2020

France: Lawyers stage courthouse protest against controversial pension cuts

French lawyers have staged a "lie-in" at a Paris courthouse to protest controversial government plans to overhaul the pension system, which critics say would lead to millions of workers losing out.

Published 13 January 2020

And finally... all that glistens

Police have released video footage of three unlucky robbers locking themselves in a jewellery store in the middle of their crime – twice.

Published 13 January 2020

Personal Injury Court issues guidance on motions for sanction for employment of counsel

The All-Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court has issued a judgment to give some guidance on motions for certification of skilled persons and sanction for the employment of counsel made under new court rules introduced in 2019. Sheriff Kenneth McGowan said the terms of motions should reflect “as

Published 10 January 2020

Yousaf promises biometrics commissioner will instil confidence in public over data use

A biometrics commissioner will instil confidence in the public that the use of their data is “lawful and ethical”, the Justice Secretary has said.

Published 10 January 2020

Licensing expert warns of 'flood' of short-term let licences

An expert commentator on civic licensing has warned of a “flood” of licence applications for short-term lets in Scotland that could reach tens of thousands.

Published 10 January 2020

New legal obligation on local authorities to support vulnerable people involved with police

Local authorities will be legally required to provide an 'appropriate adult' to support people with conditions such as autism during police investigations from today.

Published 10 January 2020