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  • Scottish house sales top £5bn in Q3 as Aberdeen makes tentative recoveryScottish house sales top £5bn in Q3 as Aberdeen makes tentative recovery
    House sales in Scotland topped £5 billion during the third quarter, with the average home in both Edinburgh and East Renfrewshire now costing more than quarter of a million pounds. For the second consecutive quarter, East Renfrewshire recorded the highest average
  • Letter: Woman in a man’s worldLetter: Woman in a man’s world
    Following the news that Ethel Houston OBE passed away last month, her friend and contemporary, Margaret Hall CBE gives SLN readers a fascinating glimpse into her own life in the law. I was sorry to hear about the death of Ethel Houston. I remember well that day in 1975
  • Scottish government reiterates commitment to expert scrutiny of social security systemScottish government reiterates commitment to expert scrutiny of social security system
    The Scottish government has repeated its commitment to allow Scotland’s new social security system to be open to independent scrutiny. Responding to the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee’s Stage 1 Report on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, social
  • Afternoon tea brings Christmas cheer to mental health charityAfternoon tea brings Christmas cheer to mental health charity
    The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in Carden Place, Aberdeen was the beneficiary of a recent Christmas Ladies afternoon tea and a raffle prize draw organised by Balfour + Manson LLP. The well-attended event saw over £800 raised in the space of a few
  • Lord Pentland discusses defamation proposalsLord Pentland discusses defamation proposals
    Following the publication of its Report on Defamation, the Scottish Law Commission has produced a video in which chairman Lord Pentland discusses the
  • 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,
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