Articles



Attacks on firefighters down in 2013-14 for third year running

The number of attacks on Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) personnel dropped during 2013-14.

Published 25 February 2015

Law students debate legalisation of assisted suicide in Scotland

Law students from the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow debated the question of whether assisted suicide should be legalised in Scotland in the University of Glasgow’s historic Debates Chambers.

Published 25 February 2015

Blog: Digital legacy after death – estate planning in the modern age

Catherine Guthrie (pictured) discusses the need to account for digital assets when making a will.

Published 25 February 2015

Scots lawyers in the USA talk to SLN Annual Review 2015

This year's Scottish Legal News Annual Review devotes a section to Scottish lawyers working in the USA.

Published 25 February 2015

Macroberts appoints new partner

MacRoberts has appointed John McGovern (pictured) partner.

Published 25 February 2015

Law Society and Scottish Criminal Bar Association pay tribute to Joe Beltrami

Commenting on the death of Scottish solicitor Joe Beltrami (pictured), Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “Joe Beltrami was a towering figure in Scotland’s legal landscape and will be much missed by all those who knew him.

Published 25 February 2015

FAI into death of six-week-old baby not to be held

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) will not be held into the death of a six-week-old baby over seven years ago, the Crown Office has said.

Published 25 February 2015

Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill passes stage 3

A new law which aims to speed up the process of “getting the deal in writing” and bring benefits to businesses in Scotland, has been passed by the Scottish parliament.

Published 25 February 2015

Calls made to scrap flouted law giving guarantee of NHS treatment within 12 weeks

Pressure is mounting on Scottish ministers to scrap a law meant to give patients a legal guarantee of speedy NHS treatment following news it has been flouted in a significant number of cases.

Published 25 February 2015

Fire-damaged church owner’s counterclaim for insurance payout dismissed

The owner of a fire-damaged church whose claim on an insurance policy was repudiated by insurers has had a counterclaim for indemnification for losses arising from the blaze dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 25 February 2015

England: ex-wife told she has no right to an ‘income for life’ and to get a job

A judge in the Court of Appeal has told the former wife of a millionaire horse surgeon to find a job and that she has no right to expect “an income for life” at the expense of her ex-husband.

Published 24 February 2015

Calling all family lawyers!

The Scottish Legal News Annual Review 2015 contains an excellent family law section.

Published 24 February 2015

Blog: Insolvency – an industry that works for itself?

Mike Dailly offers the view that the insolvency industry in Scotland often preys on the misery of the vulnerable.

Published 24 February 2015