Articles



Local council to ask for historic building transferred in error to be returned

A local council that gave away an historic public building in error is to ask for it back.

Published 3 March 2015

Mourners remember Joe Beltrami at requiem mass

Hundreds paid tribute to criminal defence lawyer Joe Beltrami (pictured) at his funeral in Glasgow yesterday.

Published 3 March 2015

Sheriff Principal allows expenses appeal over sheriff’s ‘erroneous’ approach to pre-action protocol

A man who settled his personal injury damages action has successfully appealed against a sheriff’s finding that no expenses were due to or by either party.

Published 3 March 2015

Solicitor general announces review of agricultural crime prosecution policy

The solicitor general, Lesley Thomson QC(pictured) has today announced a full review of the way agricultural crimes are prosecuted in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015

MSPs to hear from charities on human trafficking bill today

The Scottish parliament’s justice committee is to start taking evidence on new laws to fight human trafficking in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015

Local councils receive deluge of strange FOI requests

Councils across Scotland have received a barrage of freedom of information requests.

Published 3 March 2015

Scots law graduate made chief executive of offshore industry trade organisation

A Dundee law graduate had been made chief executive of a trade organisation for the offshore industry.

Published 3 March 2015

Parliamentary committee publishes report on giving 16 and 17-year-olds the vote

The devolution (further powers) committee today published its report on the section 30/63 order that would see the powers allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in future Scottish parliament and local authority elections transferred to the Scottish parliament.

Published 3 March 2015

CMS appoints two construction partners

CMS has announced the appointment of partners Shona Frame (pictured right) and Ian McCann, adding further resource to the firm’s growing construction team in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015

Human trafficking legislation must put victims at its core says Law Society

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals for new legislation to tackle human trafficking but believes more protections are needed for victims.

Published 3 March 2015

Welfare reform committee says parents and disabled hit hardest by UK government reforms

Parents and people with disabilities are being hit hardest by the UK government’s programme of welfare reform according to new research commissioned by the Scottish parliament’s welfare reform committee

Published 3 March 2015

Law Society publishes its priorities for next UK government

The protection of human rights, growing the economy and gaining long term clarity on the UK’s membership of the European Union should be among the key priorities for political parties, the Law Society of Scotland said today.

Published 3 March 2015

Scots lawyer receives prison sentence for holding himself out as a solicitor

A lawyer who breached a court order that meant he could not work as a solicitor has been jailed for three months.

Published 3 March 2015