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Menus could show calories under new plans

Menus could show how many calories there are in meals under new Scottish government plans to encourage healthy eating.

Published 13 September 2021

And finally… marked man

A middle-aged Liverpudlian spent three nights in a maximum-security jail after being mistaken for one of Italy's most-wanted mafia bosses.

Published 13 September 2021

What the best High St Law Firms Do: Are you an Agent of Change?

Every great business has an agent of change driving it forward, is that you?

Published 13 September 2021

Glasgow sheriff orders Brexit Party to pay £22k in unpaid invoices to advertising firm

A sheriff has ordered the Brexit Party to pay just over £22,000 in unpaid invoice expenses to an advertising company based in Glasgow.

Published 10 September 2021

Stephen O’Rourke QC named principal crown counsel; new roles created for Alex Prentice QC

Stephen O'Rourke QC has been appointed principal crown counsel, replacing Alex Prentice QC in the role.

Published 10 September 2021

Vaccine certification plans approved by Scottish Parliament

Holyrood has approved the use of coronavirus vaccination certificates to enter some events and higher risk venues.

Published 10 September 2021

Legal action planned as NHS closes doors to new patients at East Lothian hospital

Supporters of a small East Lothian hospital that is closing its doors to new patients have instructed Balfour and Manson's Elaine Motion to consider legal action against the NHS.

Published 10 September 2021

Inaugural Theresa Hunt Prize in Excellence awarded

A student of law at the University of Aberdeen has become the first ever recipient of a new annual award in honour of a successful lawyer from the city who passed away last year.

Published 10 September 2021

Rachel Henry: What is happening on court-imposable PPOs for Scotland?

The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 24 April 2019 but Part 2 of the act, which allows Scottish courts to impose a periodical payment order (PPO) for future pecuniary losses in a personal injury claim rather than to award damages as a lump sum has still not yet been brought into force.

Published 10 September 2021

England: ‘Super courtroom’ to allow for trials of up to 12 defendants

The UK government has unveiled its first-ever "super courtroom", which will allow up to a dozen defendants to face trial at the same time.

Published 10 September 2021

Blog: Managing risk throughout the construction materials shortage

Eilidh Dobson and Iain Drummond comment on legal aspects of the ongoing materials shortage.

Published 10 September 2021

Donald Findlay QC launches website

Donald Findlay QC has launched a new website.

Published 10 September 2021

Alan McKee joins board of Business Beats Cancer Glasgow

Alan McKee, a director at McKee Campbell Morrison Solicitors, has been joined the board of Business Beats Cancer Glasgow.He is a dispute resolution and corporate recovery solicitor who regularly represents the interests of the SME business community in the Scottish courts. Mr McKee is also a tutor in professional practice & ethics at the University of Strathclyde. He said: "Cancer touches all of our lives at some point. The devastation it causes to lives and families must never be forgotten even though we can sometimes find ourselves becoming desensitised to its presence in the world."My good friend and colleague on the board, Alan Anderson lost his mother to cancer and thereafter became involved with BBCG. I have been his guest at the dinner ever since. I was touched and honoured when he invited me to become more involved.

Published 10 September 2021

Faculty and SEMLA event: How to become an Advocate

The Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Ethnic Minorities Lawyers Association (SEMLA) will be hosting a virtual event on the process of joining the Scottish Bar entitled How to become an Advocate.

Published 10 September 2021

Niall Moran: The Northern Ireland Protocol and the limits to ‘creativity and flexibility’

Niall Moran examines the stalemate between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Published 10 September 2021