Appointments

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Stronachs LLP has announced the promotion of four senior solicitors and two new appointments. The firm has promoted Patrick Norris (corporate/energy), Amy Breen (commercial property), Hazel Grant (dispute resolution) and Jonathan Wemyss (dispute resolution) to associate.

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Harper Macleod has promoted 35 lawyers, including seven new partners and seven senior associates, across a wide range of practice areas and locations.

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Munro & Noble Solicitors has promoted Michael Cockburn to senior solicitor. Originally from Inverness, he obtained an LLB from the University of Dundee in 2018. He continued his legal education at Dundee, completing the diploma in legal practice in 2019.

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Ampersand Advocates has announced the addition of Julian Ghosh KC to its ranks. Mr Ghosh is a highly respected advocate and barrister, known for his knowledge across multiple areas of law. His expertise encompasses corporate work, European taxation issues, judicial review, and administrative law.

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Burges Salmon has announced the appointment of Magnus Miller as a partner in its dispute resolution team, based in Edinburgh. Mr Miller is a seasoned litigator with experience in advising on a wide range of real estate disputes and commercial litigation matters across both the public and private sec

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The number of criminal legal aid solicitors dropped from 1,459 in 2007 to 966, the Scottish Solicitors Bar Association (SSBA) has said as it warned the system was heading for collapse. The Scottish government's public spend on legal aid has declined by 45 per cent, allowing for inflation, over the p

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The Scottish government’s 2024-25 budget continues its distorted and shortsighted approach to criminal justice, according to the Law Society of Scotland. The budget papers reveal an extra £22 million has been provided to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), while the f

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board has confirmed that as at 1 June 2023 there were 975 lawyers on the Criminal Legal Aid Register, following a freedom of information request by the Scottish Solicitors Bar Association (SSBA). Of those 975, however, 238 received no payment for criminal legal aid in the year

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Criminal barristers in Northern Ireland are to stage a one-day strike on Friday 17 November 2023 in an escalating dispute over delays in legal aid payments. The local Criminal Bar Association (CBA) previously balloted members on a withdrawal of services in response to “unprecedented and worsen

Universities

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Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd is one of six leading figures in law, science and other fields who will be honoured at the University of Dundee’s summer graduation ceremonies this month. Lord Thomas was the lord chief justice of England and Wales between 2013 and 2017. He called to the bar in 1969 (Gr

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Edinburgh Law School has become the first university in Scotland to run a master's course on LGBT rights. On 21 May, Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Paul Behrens gave a presentation about the LGBT Rights: A Legal Perspective course to the Cross-Party Group on LGBTI+ of the Scottish Parliament.

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Pictured (L-R): Harbani Kohli, Sara Akram (of Strathclyde University), Sheriff Principal Anwar, Hannah Nibloe and Niamh Crossan (of Glasgow Caledonian University)) A team from Strathclyde University won the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow's annual mooting competition, presided over by Sherif

And Finally

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A ten-storey luxury building in Tokyo is to be demolished because it blocks a view of Japan’s sacred mountain, Mount Fuji.

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A children's book about school book bans has been banned by schools in Florida. Ban This Book, written by Alan Gratz and published in 2017, is about a young girl who starts a secret banned book club in her school.

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An ice cream chain is being taken to court by a disgruntled customer over its pistachio ice cream – which contains no pistachios. New York ice cream aficionado Jenna Marie Duncan has been granted permission to bring her false advertising case against Cold Stone Creamery, a well-known brand whi

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Motorists can take to the Autobahn just a few hours after lighting up a cannabis joint under new rules. German MPs have voted to back a new legal driving limit of 3.5 nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the main psychoactive component of cannabis – per millilitre of blood.