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Challenge to Alistair Carmichael's election to be heard from today

A legal challenge contesting the election of Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael as MP for Orkney and Shetland is to be heard in the Court of Session today and will be broadcast live.

Published 7 September 2015

Employee fired by text awarded £15,000 at tribunal hearing

An employee who was fired by text message after querying his rate of pay has been awarded £15,000 at an employment tribunal after the judge found he had been unfairly dismissed.

Published 7 September 2015

Solicitor appointed to Scottish Labour justice team

Catriona Headley, solicitor at Digby Brown and former president of the Scottish Young Lawyers' Association, has been appointed to the Scottish Labour Party justice team as part of a new front bench line up.

Published 7 September 2015

Crimestoppers trustee not trusted

Published 7 September 2015

Bakers seek protected food status for Forfar bridie

Two bakers in Angus have launched a bid to secure EU protected food status for the Forfar bridie .

Published 7 September 2015

Terra Firma Chambers’ Local Government Conference 2015

Save the Date – Local Government Conference on Thurday 29th October 2015

Published 7 September 2015

SLCC partners with The Yard as its staff charity

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's(SLCC) staff have chosen The Yard as their staff charity for their 2015-16 year.

Published 7 September 2015

Killer who claimed failure to transfer him from state hospital to prison breached his human rights has damages bid dismissed

A man detained in the State Hospital for more than 17 years who complained that the lack of any means by which he can be transferred to prison breaches his human rights has had his legal challenge refused.

Published 7 September 2015

Dean of Faculty named legal personality of the year and Cat Maclean solicitor of the year at law awards

The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, James Wolffe QC was named "Legal Personality of the Year" last night at the Law Awards of Scotland.

Published 4 September 2015

Deals roundup: DWF advises on microbial testing company sale and Shepherd and Wedderburn on sale of forestry management company

This week saw DWF advise on the sale of a microbial testing provider to a company which develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. Shepherd and Wedderburn meanwhile advised the largest forest products company in the UK on its acquisition of a forestry management and timber harvesting company.

Published 4 September 2015

Legal Business 100 reflects a market turned on its head

The UK legal market has seen significant changes this year as national law firms outperform those at the top according to a new report.

Published 4 September 2015

Sheku Bayoh family invited to identify experts to investigation

The family of Sheku Bayoh, who was killed in police custody in May, have been given the opportunity to appoint experts to assist the investigation into his death.

Published 4 September 2015

Solicitors warned to be on look out for 'Friday afternoon fraud'

Russian gangs are carrying out elaborate fraud operations targeting solicitors handling property purchases that allow them to steal money on the day of completion.

Published 4 September 2015

Trafficking legislation champion joins Tumbling Lassie initiative

An MSP who has been a long-standing campaigner for anti-human trafficking legislation in Scotland has hailed a double initiative by a group of advocates.

Published 4 September 2015

Lawyers’ fundraiser goes swimmingly

A daring duo from Pagan Osborne are on the crest of a wave after smashing their fundraising target for Alzheimer Scotland.

Published 4 September 2015