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England: Guidance released to prosecutors and police on dealing with sharp increase in rape cases

Prosecutors are seeing a 30 per cent surge in the number of rape trials as a backlog of new cases an ...

Published 8 January 2015

Strathclyde University Law Clinic expansion and new appointments

Following 11 years of service to the community, the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic has expand ...

Published 8 January 2015

Senior appointment in private client team at Murray Beith Murray

Susan Mendelssohn Murray Beith Murray has announced the appointment of Susan Mendelssohn as an ass ...

Published 8 January 2015

Five new partners and associate for McClure Naismith

McClure Naismith has appointed five new partners and one new associate based in the firm’s Scottis ...

Published 8 January 2015

Thorntons strategic planning delivers positive financial results

Thorntons has announced a 13 per cent boost in turnover, as it lodges its accounts for the financial ...

Published 8 January 2015

84% of Scots solicitors calling lawyer helpline suffer stress

84% of Scottish solicitors calling LawCare in 2014 have reported stress according to the latest figu ...

Published 8 January 2015

Man sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for breach of interdicts

At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonmen ...

Published 8 January 2015

Crown wins appeal over alleged armed bank robber’s ‘no case to answer’ acquittal

Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submis ...

Published 8 January 2015

US: Former Harvard law professor rebuts claims he had sex with underage girl in Epstein case

A lawyer accused of having sex with an underage girl who claims she was also ordered to have sex wit ...

Published 7 January 2015

And finally... just do it

A man has avoided jail by using his trainers as bail bond in lieu of money. Judge Douglas Stoddart ...

Published 7 January 2015

Inksters Solicitors shortlisted for worldwide social media award

Following on from yesterday’s news that Inksters Solicitors has been ranked third in the UK for th ...

Published 7 January 2015

Lord Hodge to discuss Marley v Rawlings at tax seminar

Edinburgh Tax Network & TrustBar Seminar Thursday, 12 February 2015, in Parliament Hall The ...

Published 7 January 2015

New equality strategy aims to help solicitors achieve career goals

The Law Society of Scotland’s new three-year equality strategy aims to improve equality in the leg ...

Published 7 January 2015

Improving profitability seen as biggest challenge for law firms in 2015

Research covering 5,000 law firms across the UK has found that 55 per cent of respondents see improv ...

Published 7 January 2015

‘Welcome stability’ returns to Perthshire property market

Perthshire property bosses are reflecting on ‘a year of stability’ in the local market, and pred ...

Published 7 January 2015