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Threat to law firms from lack of senior female talent highlighted Global Law Summit

At the Global Law Summit in London this week a panel session addressing gender diversity in the legal sector and the lack of representation at senior levels was delivered by Skarbek Associates and Women in Law London (WILL).

Published 3 March 2015

Tackling complex birth damages claims

Birth damage claims are generally considered to be the most complex type of medical negligence cases.

Published 3 March 2015

Faculty calls for statutory defence for offences committed by trafficking victims

Greater protection against prosecution should be afforded to victims of human trafficking, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 3 March 2015

Legal affairs minister adds support to proposals for combating legal highs

The legal affairs minister Paul Wheelhouse (pictured) has given his support to proposals for legislation meant to tackle legal highs.

Published 3 March 2015

‘Unlawful’ police search of car for drugs did not result in unfairness, Criminal Appeal Court rules

Two accused persons charged with being concerned in the supply of cannabis resin after their car was stopped and “unlawfully” searched by police have had their appeals against a sheriff’s decision to dismiss their challenge to the admissibility of the evidence of the search refused.

Published 3 March 2015

Supreme Court president delivers law summit closing speech

The president of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger (pictured) has given the closing address at the Global Law Summit in London.

Published 26 February 2015

Strong start for DWF dealmakers in Scotland

The Scottish corporate team at DWF has acted on deals totalling over £175m in the first six weeks of 2015 - highlighting a significant uplift in deal activity.

Published 26 February 2015

New regulations to crack down on cold callers

Cold calling companies who make unsolicited phone calls to households and send nuisance texts will face fines of up to £500,000 following UK ministers’announcement the law will be changed to make it easier to prosecute cold callers.

Published 26 February 2015

Calling all criminal lawyers!

This year's SLN Annual Review highlights the concern among defence solicitors and sheriffs over the lack of flexibility afforded to police and fiscals in the prosecution of alleged domestic abuse cases.

Published 26 February 2015

Strasbourg rules covert filming made in public interest is justified

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled covert filming made in the public interest is justified.

Published 26 February 2015

FAI to be held into Glasgow bin lorry tragedy but no prosecutions to be made

The Crown Office has decided a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) should be held into the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy but that the driver will not face prosecution.

Published 26 February 2015

Part-time sheriff suspended over hedge fund probe

The lord president, Lord Gill (pictured), has suspended a part-time sheriff as it emerged he is linked to a company being investigated over a controversial liquidation.

Published 26 February 2015

Scottish council granted permanence orders in relation to three brothers

A Scottish local authority has been granted permanence orders in relation to three sibling children whose mother had a history of alcohol abuse, after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that it would be “better” for each of the three boys that an order be made than not.

Published 26 February 2015

Correction

In yesterday’s article on Joe Beltrami we mistakenly attributed the article entitled “Beltrami 12, Hangman 0” to the Herald. It in fact appeared in TheScotsman.

Published 25 February 2015

Pinsent Masons and COPFS ranked top Scottish employers for LGBT staff

Pinsent Masons and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have been recognised as two of the top three Scottish employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

Published 25 February 2015