Terra Firma



Remote hearings in the days of coronavirus

Terra Firma's Jon Kiddie has considered the essentials of remote hearings in a new article, particularly in relation to civil proceedings, from where we were pre-pandemic to the current situation where remote hearings have become the new norm.

Published 3 July 2020

Fergus Colquhoun joins Terra Firma Chambers

Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Fergus Colquhoun has joined the stable.

Published 30 June 2020

First virtual planning hearing in Scotland

The Planning and Environmental Appeals Division (DPEA) has conducted its first ever virtual hearing session in a planning appeal.

Published 22 June 2020

Neil Beynon: Remedies, Contract and Delict

In his second paper 'talk' prepared during lockdown – Remedies, Contract and Delict – Terra Firma's Neil Beynon offers some suggestions for returning to practice in a way that enables the legal system to function properly and fully so as to enable the rule of law to flourish.

Published 19 June 2020

Picking up the pieces of coronavirus legislation and regulation

In a new article, Jon Kiddie of Terra Firma Chambers looks at the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the wealth of attendant regulations and statutory instruments and their effect on the legal landscape.

Published 16 June 2020

Inner House dismisses appeal against grant of planning permission in vicinity of Ardencaple House

In Liddell & Others v Argyll and Bute Council, Lord Malcolm, giving the opinion of the court, dismissed an appeal against a decision of Lord Boyd to reject a challenge to the grant of a residential planning permission based on the impact on the setting of a listed building – Ardencaple House – which lay about 1.5km away.

Published 11 June 2020

Catch-up with Terra Firma Chambers on YouTube

Running out of shows to binge-watch on Netflix? Try Terra Firma’s YouTube channel.

Published 3 June 2020

Jon Kiddie joins Terra Firma Chambers

Jon Kiddie has joined Terra Firma Chambers, having being admitted to the bar on Friday.

Published 1 June 2020

Terra Firma Chambers: 2020 Vision - Bringing clarity to employment law in the time of COVID-19

Terra Firma is pleased to announce the next in its 2020 Vision series of webinars: 2020 Vision - Bringing clarity to employment law in the time of COVID-19 will be broadcast on Zoom at 11am on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

Published 20 May 2020

Terra Firma Chambers: 2020 Vision – Bringing Clarity to the Lasting Effects of EU Law

Terra Firma is pleased to announce the next in its 2020 Vision series of webinars: 2020 Vision: Bringing Clarity the Lasting Effects of EU Law, will be broadcast on Zoom at 11am on Tuesday, 19 May 2020.

Published 11 May 2020

Terra Firma Chambers' 2020 Vision: Bringing Clarity to Insolvency Law

Following the success of its first lockdown webinar this week, Local Government in Challenging Times, Terra Firma Chambers has announced a further series of webinars entitled "2020 Vision", which will be a virtual replacement for its annual seminar ‘roadshow’.

Published 29 April 2020

Terra Firma launches series of webinars

Terra Firma Chambers has announced the first of a series of webinars providing vital information and updates across its core practice areas at this unprecedented time of social and economic upheaval. Local Government in Challenging Times will be broadcast on Zoom at 11am on Tuesday, 28th April.

Published 22 April 2020

Terra Firma toddler joins Captain Tom in Walk for NHS

Inspired by the extraordinary exploits of Captain Tom Moore, the slightly younger Lincoln (aged one), son of Terra Firma deputy clerk Tracy Whitelaw, has embarked on his own daily garden walk to help raise funds for the NHS.

Published 21 April 2020

Terra Firma Chambers: Experience and dependability through challenging times

Michael Howlin QC, chairman of Terra Firma Chambers, considers the wider impact of coronavirus and the importance of continued access to specialist legal services in these challenging times for the legal profession.

Published 14 April 2020

Mark Lazarowicz to address seminar on EU citizens' rights in the UK after Brexit

Terra Firma’s Mark Lazarowicz will be one of the key speakers at a seminar focusing on EU Citizens’ rights in the UK post-Brexit. ‘EU citizens' rights in the UK after Brexit: the law and the Practice’ will be held at the Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh on Monday 23rd March.

Published 6 March 2020