Articles



Aberdeen solicitor’s charity prancing anniversary celebration

Margaret Waldron

Published 9 September 2015

Judicial review of Lord Advocate’s policy on assisted suicide refused

A disabled man who is seeking to end his own life but is “apprehensive” that anyone who assisted him to commit suicide would risk criminal prosecution has failed in a legal bid to force Scotland’s prosecution service to publish guidance on its policy.

Published 9 September 2015

Pre-action requirements not designed to prevent mortgage lender recovering full debt, Inner House rules

A mortgage lender is entitled to serve calling-up notices to secure repossession and sale of a property where the creditor has considered possible alternative payment arrangements and it is clear that there is no prospect of the debtor being able to fulfil their financial obligations under the standard security.

Published 8 September 2015

Karen Buckley's 'callous and calculating' murderer sentenced to 23 years' imprisonment

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Lady Rae, sentenced Alexander Pacteau, 21, to life imprisonment for his “brutal, senseless” and “motiveless" murder of Irish student Karen Buckley with a punishment part of 23 years after the accused pled guilty to the murder.

Published 8 September 2015

Roddy Dunlop QC tells Election Court challenge against Carmichael is 'bound to fail'

The advocate for former Scotland Secretary Alistair Carmichael whose election as MP for Orkney and Shetland is being challenged has asked judges in theElection Court to “dismiss the petition as irrelevant”.

Published 8 September 2015

Former Attorney General says killing of British ISIS militants could be legally challenged

A former Attorney General has said the killing of two British ISIS militants in Syria could be challenged in court.

Published 8 September 2015

Court reforms update

In the run up to provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 coming into effect this month we will be publishing short reminders of the new laws.

Published 8 September 2015

Lawyer scoops top award after landmark court victory

Fred Tyler, winner of the "Chairman's Award"

Published 8 September 2015

Murray Beith Murray strengthens rural property offering

Philip Buchan

Published 8 September 2015

Double first for Allan McDougall Solicitors at law awards

Allan McDougall Solicitors won “Property Firm of the Year” and “Support Team of the Year” at the Law Awards of Scotland 2015.

Published 8 September 2015

New measures to support victims and witnesses

New measures to support victims and witnesses will "put their interests at the heart of improvements to the justice system" the Scottish government has said.

Published 8 September 2015

England: employment tribunal system needs radical reform

Unlawful employment practices will continue to go unpunished unless the tribunal system is overhauled, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned.

Published 8 September 2015

Professor Robert Rennie receives lifetime achievement award as Harper Macleod scores hat-trick at law awards

A "Lifetime Achievement Award" for Professor Robert Rennie was among a treble celebration for Harper Macleod at the Law Awards of Scotland.

Published 7 September 2015

Are you listening Mr Matheson?

Published 7 September 2015

Major round of internal promotions at Anderson Strathern

Murray McCall (centre) with the promotees

Published 7 September 2015