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Debt decrees against Scottish companies rise sharply

The number of debt decrees registered against Scottish companies rose sharply during the first quart ...

Published 24 May 2018

Survey reveals greater awareness of human trafficking

Michael Matheson A total of 87 per cent of people would be prepared to report any suspicions of ...

Published 21 May 2018

Blog: Outer House arguments over lawfulness of abortion treatment at home

Dr Robert Brett Taylor and Dr Adelyn L M Wilson summarise a judicial review case, currently at aviza ...

Published 18 May 2018

SYLA elects Jessica Weir as president and welcomes new committee

Jessica Weir Jessica Weir, a banking and finance solicitor at Brodies has been elected pre ...

Published 18 May 2018

UK government to strengthen Brexit position through Lords appointments

The UK government is planning to strengthen its position on Brexit through a series of a ...

Published 18 May 2018

Family law specialists address European Parliament on implications of Brexit

Rachael Kelsey Four panellists from the Brexit and Family Law Group were invited to s ...

Published 17 May 2018

England: CPS fined £325,000 over loss of sensitive video recordings

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner&rs ...

Published 17 May 2018

UK police forces told to address concerns over facial recognition systems or face legal action

The UK’s police forces must address concerns over the use of facial recognition technology or ...

Published 16 May 2018

Solicitors encouraged to complete anti-money laundering registration ahead of deadline next month

An ever-increasing focus on anti-money laundering (AML) controls within the legal profession has see ...

Published 16 May 2018

Peterkins promotes Caren McNeil to commercial property partner

Pictured (l-r): Caren McNeil and Paul Macallan Peterkins has announced the promotion of Caren M ...

Published 15 May 2018

Stalker successfully appeals against ‘excessive’ custodial sentence

A stalker who was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment for acting in a “bullying, offens ...

Published 15 May 2018

Supreme Court begins hearing mixed-sex civil partnership case

Photo credit:UK Supreme Court The Supreme Court has begun hearing an appeal by a mixed-sex coup ...

Published 14 May 2018

SCOLAG responds to Carloway on rape trials

Eamon Keane Eamon Keane, solicitor and convener of the Scottish Legal Action Group (SCOLAG), re ...

Published 14 May 2018

Woman’s appeal against ‘undefended’ divorce competent but refused

A woman who was seeking to challenge a sheriff’s decision to grant her husband a decree of div ...

Published 11 May 2018

Police watchdog recommends call handling improvements as dead man's family plan to sue

Kate Frame The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) has made recommendations to ...

Published 10 May 2018