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Law Society suggestion to allow lawyers to make loans to clients criticised

The Law Society of Scotland has said lawyers should be allowed to lend money to clients in order to pay their own fees.

Published 12 January 2015

Mesothelioma victim’s relatives’ claim for damages ‘not excluded from jury trial’, judge rules

The family of a railway worker who died after contracting an asbestos-related illness will have their action for damages heard by a jury after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that their claim was not excluded from jury trial.

Published 12 January 2015

Lindsays continues to strengthen Dundee office with two senior appointments

Lindsays has announced two more senior appointments to their Dundee team, with family law and family mediation specialist, Jennifer Gallagherjoining as a partner, and Miriam Rennet, as a director in commercial property.

Published 8 January 2015

Importance of dementia planning for estate protection highlighted

With the numbers of people across the UK suffering from dementia continuing to soar, a lawyers have warned families it is essential to consider estate protection.

Published 8 January 2015

And finally... tall tax tales

A man who failed to pay his taxes timeously has claimed that US president Barack Obama dealt with his finances after he was handed a fine for late payment.

Published 8 January 2015

England: Guidance released to prosecutors and police on dealing with sharp increase in rape cases

Prosecutors are seeing a 30 per cent surge in the number of rape trials as a backlog of new cases and historical allegations are bearing down on the courts.

Published 8 January 2015

Strathclyde University Law Clinic expansion and new appointments

Following 11 years of service to the community, the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic has expanded its activities.

Published 8 January 2015

Senior appointment in private client team at Murray Beith Murray

Murray Beith Murray has announced the appointment of Susan Mendelssohn as an associate within the Edinburgh-based law firm.

Published 8 January 2015

Five new partners and associate for McClure Naismith

McClure Naismith has appointed five new partners and one new associate based in the firm’s Scottish and London offices.

Published 8 January 2015

Thorntons strategic planning delivers positive financial results

Thorntons has announced a 13 per cent boost in turnover, as it lodges its accounts for the financial year to 31 May 2014.

Published 8 January 2015

84% of Scots solicitors calling lawyer helpline suffer stress

84% of Scottish solicitors calling LawCare in 2014 have reported stress according to the latest figures from the helpline.

Published 8 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict.

Published 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submission of “no case to answer” in the case of a man accused of an attempted armed robbery at a bank.

Published 8 January 2015

US: Former Harvard law professor rebuts claims he had sex with underage girl in Epstein case

A lawyer accused of having sex with an underage girl who claims she was also ordered to have sex with the Duke of York has rebutted the claims, calling them "salacious and scurrilous", and has requested his name be removed from the accusatory documents.

Published 7 January 2015

And finally... just do it

A man has avoided jail by using his trainers as bail bond in lieu of money.

Published 7 January 2015