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  • Sheriff Elizabeth MunroSheriff Elizabeth Munro
    Sheriff Elizabeth Munro of Dundee Sheriff Court passed away yesterday evening at the age of 64. A spokesperson for the Judicial Office for Scotland said: “It is with great sadness that the Judicial Office has learned of the untimely death of Sheriff Elizabeth Munro.
  • Edinburgh solicitor Kate Dewar to chair Weslo Housing ManagementEdinburgh solicitor Kate Dewar to chair Weslo Housing Management
    Edinburgh solicitor Kate Dewar has been appointed chair of Weslo Housing Management. Ms Dewar, a member of the Bathgate-based social landlord’s Board since January 2014, replaces Professor Peter Robson in the role. A property and contracts lawyer, she spent 28
  • Date set for Goodwillie appealDate set for Goodwillie appeal
    A former footballer found to be a rapist in a civil case will appeal the ruling in November. David Goodwillie, 28, was found to have raped Denise Clair, 30, in a damages case at the Court of Session. His lawyers lodged appeal papers in February. David Robertson, 30,
  • SCJC publish responses to Protective Expenses Orders consultationSCJC publish responses to Protective Expenses Orders consultation
    The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published 15 responses to its consultation on draft rules for Protective Expenses Orders. The draft rules seek to ensure that, where applicable, the rules regulating applications for Protective Expenses Orders (PEOs) in
  • Brodies lawyer raises over £5k for cancer charityBrodies lawyer raises over £5k for cancer charity
    Brodies lawyer Duncan MacLean has raised over £5,000 for a prostate cancer charity by taking part in the Grand Départ Classic cycle race. Mr MacLean, an experienced commercial litigator, rode the 125-mile first road stage of the 2017 Tour de France in June in memory
  • Balfour+Manson 2018 traineeship applications close tomorrowBalfour+Manson 2018 traineeship applications close tomorrow
    The application window for Balfour+Manson traineeships commencing next year will close tomorrow. Would-be applicants have until Friday 21 July to submit their application and compete for a traineeship with the Edinburgh- and Aberdeen-based firm. The application form
  • Blog: New court costs Bill could help access to justiceBlog: New court costs Bill could help access to justice
    James McGachie, legal director in DLA Piper’s Edinburgh offices, writes on proposed changes to civil litigation funding in Scotland. The potential costs involved can deter many people from pursuing legal action in a civil court, even where they have a justified
  • Number of prisoners disciplined over drugs at eight-year highNumber of prisoners disciplined over drugs at eight-year high
    The number of prisoners disciplined for taking drugs in jail has nearly doubled over the past four years, according to Scottish Prison Service figures. 1,164 prisoners were caught either taking drugs or administering them to others during 2016/17, nearly double the 634
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