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  • RICS: Activity remains subdued in Scottish housing marketRICS: Activity remains subdued in Scottish housing market
    Sales across the Scottish housing market remain flat in the run up to Christmas, according to the November 2017 RICS UK Residential Market Survey. In November, new buyer enquiries were flat across Scotland. Last month, -4 per cent more respondents saw a fall in new
  • Blog: The role of a court reporter in a liquidationBlog: The role of a court reporter in a liquidation
    Leon Breakey (pictured right) and Graham Horn look at recently issued shrieval guidance on the role of the court reporter in a liquidation. The court process for determining a liquidator’s remuneration is relatively straightforward. The liquidator submits his
  • Alex M Adamson LLP accredited as Living Wage employerAlex M Adamson LLP accredited as Living Wage employer
    Alex M Adamson LLPis among the first sheriff officers and debt collection agencies to join the Living Wage movement. This will see everyone working at the company, both permanent employees and third-party contractors, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 per hour,
  • Conference to highlight Scotland’s policing capabilityConference to highlight Scotland’s policing capability
    Scotland’s policing capability will be highlighted at an international conference in Edinburgh today. Delegates from Belgium, Norway, Switzerland and across the UK will attend the event which will be opened by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. New Scottish Police
  • Sheriff Ian Simpson QC
    The death has been announced of Ian Simpson QC, who served 18 years as a sheriff and was also a temporary judge before he retired. He was 68. Sheriff Simpson was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1974, and took silk in 2005. He sat as a sheriff in Airdrie,
  • Faculty Choir to perform Christmas concert this SundayFaculty Choir to perform Christmas concert this Sunday
    The Faculty of Advocates Choir performs its Christmas carol concert in Edinburgh this Sunday, marking its 21st anniversary. As in all previous years, the Christmas concert will be in aid of the Edinburgh City Mission and its work with homeless people.The event, held
  • Amnesty condemns Russia over crackdown on Kremlin criticsAmnesty condemns Russia over crackdown on Kremlin critics
    A human rights group has condemned Russian authorities’ blocking of five websites run by the Open Russia movement founded by the former Russian prisoner of conscience and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Amnesty International’s deputy director for Europe and
  • Blog: Freedom of information net closing on housing associationsBlog: Freedom of information net closing on housing associations
    Paul Motion and Muneeb Gill discuss the looming extension of the FOI regime to housing associations. Just like buses…Yet another tier of administration recently hove into view on the social housing horizon. On 6 December 2017 the Scottish government opened its
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