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Turnover tops £100m at BLM

Risk and insurance law business BLM has revealed its financial results, with turnover hitting £104.1m and profit standing at £18.3m, in its latest year-end results to 31 March 2015.

Published 19 August 2015

Sexual offences lead increase in Scottish railway crime

The number of sexual offences committed on trains in Scotland increased last year, as Scottish railway crime rose overall for the first time in over a decade.

Published 19 August 2015

Scottish blogger raises thousands for Mars bar thief

Campaigners in Scotland have raised over £15,000 after appealing for donations to cover an English shoplifter's court fine.

Published 19 August 2015

Bin lorry crash victim's family to apply for private prosecution

The lawyer for the family of a woman killed in the Glasgow bin lorry crash has asked for the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) to be adjourned to allow them to pursue a private prosecution of the driver.

Published 18 August 2015

New managing partner for Marks & Clerk in Edinburgh

Marks & Clerk in Scotland has appointed Paul Chapman as the new managing partner of its Edinburgh office.

Published 18 August 2015

SLCC: Legal advice does not need to be wrong or negligent to be inadequate for the client

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has welcomed a decision published this week by the Court of Session, which upholds one of the SLCC’s decisions and, it said, helps provide clarity on its role in resolving consumer complaints.

Published 18 August 2015

Sheriff lets wheelchair user off the hook after finding himself at a loss

A sheriff has admonished a wheelchair user who fought with his family, after admitting he did not know what else to do with him.

Published 18 August 2015

Alexander McCall Smith presents Lord Lyon portrait

At the court of the Lord Lyon, Alexander McCall Smith, emeritus professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh and bestselling author, presented a portrait of former Lord Lyon (2008-2014) David Sellar by artist Guy Kinder, one of a series of portraits commissioned by Professor McCall Smith of people “who have made important contributions to public life in Scotland.”

Published 18 August 2015

Review into abuse allegations in Catholic Church due to be published

An independent review into how allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church in Scotland have been dealt with is due to be published.

Published 18 August 2015

Life peer attempts to renew abortion devolution bid

Members of the House of Lords are bidding to transfer powers on abortion from Westminster to the Scottish Parliament, it has emerged.

Published 18 August 2015

Scottish government refuses pardon for man hanged over 250 years ago

The Scottish government has confirmed that it will not seek a posthumous royal pardon for a man campaigners say was wrongfully hanged over 250 years ago.

Published 18 August 2015

Lord Advocate says Karen Buckley murderer will not face retrial over attempted rape

The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has said the man who murdered Irish student Karen Buckley in Glasgow will not be re-tried over attempted rape claims because there was no new evidence to warrant proceedings under double jeopardy legislation.

Published 17 August 2015

Number of homes sold across East Central Scotland on the up

The latest market analysis from ESPC has revealed 4.1 per cent more homes have been sold between May and July 2015, compared with the same period last year, while the number of new homes being brought to market decreased by 8.8 per cent annually.

Published 17 August 2015

Crown Office re-issues assault charges against MP

The Crown Office has re-issued charges against the MP accused of kicking a woman at a polling station on the day of the Scottish independence referendum.

Published 17 August 2015