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  • Blog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developersBlog: Community Right-to-Buy can offer opportunities for developers
    Many housebuilders and property developers hold an unfortunate perception around the extension of Community Right-to-Buy, introduced by the Scottish government last year, writes Andrew Leslie. Under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 community bodies have an
  • Gillespie Macandrew strengthens property litigation with partner promotionsGillespie Macandrew strengthens property litigation with partner promotions
    Gillespie Macandrew LLP has reinforced its recent firm wide growth with the promotion of associates Colin Hamilton (planning) and Isobell Reid (construction) to partner, effective from 1 April 2017. Ms Reid joined the litigation team last year as an associate and is
  • Lord Neuberger calls for judicial retirement age of 75 to stem recruitment crisisLord Neuberger calls for judicial retirement age of 75 to stem recruitment crisis
    The President of the Supreme Court has said judges should be able to serve until the age of 75 to stem the current recruitment crisis, The Times reports. Speaking to the Lords Constitution Committee, Lord Neuberger, 69, who is due to retire in July, said he had called
  • Lord Wallace appointed to ICAS Regulation BoardLord Wallace appointed to ICAS Regulation Board
    ICAS has announced that Jim Wallace, Lord Wallace of Tankerness PC QC has been appointed to its Regulation Board. Lord Wallace has held some of the highest political offices in the country: Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Advocate General for Scotland, leader of the
  • Former Labour candidate Jamie Kerr defects to SNPFormer Labour candidate Jamie Kerr defects to SNP
    Immigration expert and former Scottish Labour candidate Jamie Kerr has defected to the SNP. Mr Kerr, a partner at Thorntons and a former Holyrood candidate for Shetland in 2011, switched his allegiance after saying he could not remain in a party “that no longer
  • Sir David Edward QC heads major Scottish Brexit conferenceSir David Edward QC heads major Scottish Brexit conference
    Sir David Edward QC, a former Judge of Court of Justice of the European Union, is to head a major conference on Brexit sponsored by Scottish Legal News. Advocate Mark Lazarowicz, one of the conference organisers, said: “The UK government has now pulled the Article 50
  • Judicial review of religious observance rules in school shelvedJudicial review of religious observance rules in school shelved
    A legal attempt to let pupils decide whether they want to opt out of religious observance has been shelved after ministers issued new guidance to headteachers directing that children should be consulted about statutory worship, The Herald reports. The Humanist Society
  • Law Society of Scotland highlights priorities as Article 50 is triggeredLaw Society of Scotland highlights priorities as Article 50 is triggered
    Following the triggering of Article 50 TEU by the Prime Minister, the Law Society of Scotland has set out its priorities for the withdrawal process, including promoting continued professional recognition and continued rights of audience in the EU and protecting legal
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