Scottish Arbitration Centre reports on legal and dispute resolution services group meeting

Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, has reported on the latest meeting of the group established to promote Scottish legal and dispute resolution services.

Published 23 April 2015

Gillespie Macandrew appoints new partners

Gillespie Macandrew has appointed two new partners in its most recent round of promotions, following changes to its management structure.

Published 23 April 2015

SLAB chief executive Lindsay Montgomery to retire this year

Lindsay Montgomery CBE (pictured), chief executive and accountable officer of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) since 1999, has announced that he is to retire from the post in August.

Published 23 April 2015

WJM announces partner retiral

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie has announced that David Boyce (pictured) will be retiring from the partnership with effect from 30th April, but he will be taking up a new role with the firm in a business development consultancy role as of 1st May 2015.

Published 23 April 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn achieves second Investors in People accreditation

Shepherd and Wedderburn has attained Investors in Young People accreditation, adding to its existing Investors in People (IIP) award.

Published 23 April 2015

England: Law Society election results announced

The Law Society has announced the results of the 2015 presidential elections.

Published 23 April 2015

Highlands and Islands Airports’ £14m action against Shetlands Islands Council to go to full hearing

Highlands and Islands Airports has been granted a full hearing in its £14 million action for damages against Shetlands Islands Council over alleged “defects” in the local authority’s works to extend the runway at Sumburgh Airport.

Published 22 April 2015

Employee at major law firm admits embezzling £180,000

An employee at a law firm in Glasgow has admitted to embezzling £180,000 from her employers.

Published 22 April 2015

New centre aims to improve access to justice for women in Scotland

The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) is being launched today to ensure that women in Scotland who have or are experiencing gender based violence are able to access timely and appropriate legal advice and information.

Published 22 April 2015

Scots personal insolvency numbers fell 2.4 per cent in first quarter of 2015

The number of Scots going bust in the first quarter of 2015 fell by 2.4 per cent compared with the last quarter of 2014 and by 15.2 per cent compared to the first quarter of last year according to analysis of the latest Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) figures by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Published 22 April 2015

Former Auschwitz guard on trial for 300,000 deaths

Judges in Germany are to decide the fate of a man on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder following allegations he assisted in the functioning of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland while serving there as a guard.

Published 22 April 2015

Politicians call for DPP to reverse decision not to prosecute Lord Janner over alleged child abuse

Senior politicians have called on the director of public prosecutions to reverse her decision that it was not in the public interest to pursue

Published 22 April 2015

Pakistani man who married British woman wins human rights challenge over leave to remain

A Pakistani national who married a British woman but was refused leave to remain in the United Kingdom after his visa expired has successfully challenged that decision on human rights grounds.

Published 21 April 2015