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DWF announces partner appointment to construction, infrastructure and projects team in Scotland

DWF has announced the appointment of Ben Powell (pictured) as a partner in the firm’s construction, infrastructure and projects team in Edinburgh.

Published 16 February 2015

Insurance Bill becomes law

The Insurance Bill received royal assent this week, implementing reforms recommended by the law commissions of England and Wales and of Scotland to modernise and simplify insurance contract law across the UK.

Published 16 February 2015

Law Society publishes independent review of consumer protection for homebuyers

The Law Society of Scotland has published a report following an independent review of consumer protections for people buying and selling property in Scotland.

Published 16 February 2015

Over 140 police officers on restricted duties amid allegations of sex crimes and other offences

A number of police officers accused of sex crimes have been put on restricted duties or suspended.

Published 16 February 2015

Scottish Ministers found in contempt of court after prison service breached undertaking not to open inmate’s letters

The Scottish Ministers have been found in contempt of court after prison officers breached an undertaking not to open an inmate’s letters.

Published 16 February 2015

SYLA announces full line-up for Civil Day Conference on 9 March

On 9 March 2015, the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association will host a new conference for 2015, entitled SYLA Civil Day Conference: The Changing Landscape.

Published 12 February 2015

Barrister says women dressed inappropriately give out ‘wrong message’

A barrister who previously said men should not be prosecuted for rape in situations where a woman was drunk has now said women who dress “provocatively” are indicating they are “up for a good time” in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.

Published 12 February 2015

Revenge pornography to become an offence in England and Wales

Uploading revenge pornography in is to become an offence in England and Wales after the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill receives royal assent – with offenders facing jail terms of up to two years.

Published 12 February 2015

Success for Isabella Ennis in Section 11 Order re Contact

Westwater Advocates’ Isabella Ennis (pictured) has seen success in a recent family case.

Published 12 February 2015

Post-Indy Ref deals hit record high as commercial property investment flees ‘The Smoke’

Investment in Scottish commercial property rose by 81 per cent last year after the "No" vote in September’s independence referendum dispelled uncertainty in the sector, according to industry information specialist CoStar.

Published 12 February 2015

Blog: Religion is not the answer for legal needs

Michael Sheridan discusses the use of the Bible as a source of law in our system.

Published 12 February 2015

Solicitor who stole thousands to fund gambling addiction ordered to repay and do community service

A solicitor who stole thousands of pounds from clients as well as his boss to fund his gambling addiction has been ordered to undertake unpaid work in the community and pay the money back to his victims.

Published 12 February 2015

Schools and health centres to be put on hold as new European rules cause contractual issues

A number of projects to construct new health centres and schools with money from the private sector are to be put on hold amid contractual problems.

Published 12 February 2015

Motorist’s breach of the peace conviction for ‘loitering’ and ‘following’ quashed

A motorist who was convicted of breach of the peace after being accused of conducting herself in a “disorderly manner” by “following” two people in her car and placing them in a state of “fear and alarm” has had her conviction quashed on appeal.

Published 12 February 2015