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  • Seafood company calls for protection of Scottish smoked salmon
    A seafood company has called for Scottish smoked salmon to be awarded protected status. Associated Seafoods said foreign producers, including in the US and France, had “misappropriated” the label for smoked salmon and wants to see it granted protected geographical
  • CMS announces key promotions in ScotlandCMS announces key promotions in Scotland
    Five Scottish-based colleagues at CMS are included among the 31 promotions being announced across 22 of the firm’s offices. They include three newly promoted partners: Jenny Allan of CMS’ banking & international finance practice in Edinburgh; Jack
  • Lindsays expands team with new commercial property partnerLindsays expands team with new commercial property partner
    Stuart Rowson has joined Lindsays as a partner in the commercial property team based in Edinburgh. Mr Rowson’s arrival closely follows the appointment of Gavin Buchan to the firm’s banking team as partner. He said: “It is great to be joining Lindsays
  • New Thompsons partners discuss breaking the glass ceilingNew Thompsons partners discuss breaking the glass ceiling
    Jayne Crawford, Hannah Bennett and Laura Connor, who have all trained and worked with Thompsons Solicitors for around 11 years, say they want their promotions to show young female lawyers that the glass ceiling can certainly be broken. Their promotion comes as a
  • PIRC to investigate death in custody of 33-year-old manPIRC to investigate death in custody of 33-year-old man
    The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has begun an investigation following the death in custody of a 33-year-old man. A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been directed by the Crown
  • Legal academic placed on employment blacklistLegal academic placed on employment blacklist
    A law lecturer has said it was “chilling” to discover he was named on an employment blacklist, the Sunday Heraldreports. Dr Nick McKerrell, 45, was told his name is on a secret dossier which is meant to keep trade unionists out of employment. The scandal became
  • Criminal bar hosts enlightening conference on vulnerable witnessesCriminal bar hosts enlightening conference on vulnerable witnesses
    Some 60 members of the criminal bar enjoyed an enlightening conference which examined the hot topic of vulnerable witnesses. The Scottish Criminal Bar Association (SCBA) event, in Stirling, was voted a resounding success, receiving reviews of “great”,
  • Strathclyde students wins top pro bono awardStrathclyde students wins top pro bono award
    A law student at Strathclyde University who works with asylum seekers, vulnerable people and others as part of the law clinic has been given a prestigious award in London. Fergus Lawrie won the prize for the “best contribution by an individual student”
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