Appointments

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Davidson Chalmers Stewart has announced the promotion of Jane Dickers to partner. She will be based in the firm’s Glasgow office. Ms Dickers joined Davidson Chalmers Stewart as a director in early 2023, after 12 years as a partner and court practitioner in high street firms in Aberdeen and Abe

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National Health Service solicitor Susan Murray has begun her tenure as president of the Law Society of Scotland, bringing her in-house perspective and expertise to the role. Ms Murray – who has worked for the NHS for nearly 40 years and is currently a senior solicitor in the litigation departm

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Digby Brown has appointed two lawyers to partner in recognition of their work for historic abuse survivors. Mr Moffat, based in Glasgow, is known across the sector for ground-breaking success like in such as the first known Fettes College victory – a £400,000 settlement in June 2022 that

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Irwin Mitchell has recruited an experienced partner to spearhead its complex personal injury team in Scotland. Kim Leslie joins the firm from Digby Brown. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in personal injury law and is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Law

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Gilson Gray Financial Management (GGFM) has promoted Emma Bradbury to chief operating officer. Ms Bradbury has been with the firm since it was first set up 10 years ago and has held several roles during that time supporting its expansion, including her most recent position as operations director. As

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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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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

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Edinburgh Law School's Professor Gillian Black is to deliver her inaugural lecture next month. Family life is generally regarded as a private matter for the family members. This gives rise to a troubling tension at the heart of family law: how should the state respect the privacy of the family while

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A collaboration between the University of Dundee and Thorntons has secured £1.1 million in funding for a first-of-its-kind legal technology project. The Levelling Up award was made by Jacob Young MP on a visit to the university last Thursday. It will be used to facilitate a dedicated space in

And Finally

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The German government has rejected calls for a price cap on doner kebabs amid uncontrolled "dönerflation". Once available for just €3 (around £2.6), the average price of a doner kebab has more than doubled in the past two years, Euronews reports.

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Tacos and burritos are a type of sandwich, a judge has ruled. In a ruling which has raised eyebrows among sandwich connoisseurs, a judge in Fort Wayne, Indiana said plans to open a taco restaurant did not breach a commitment to only serve "'made-to-order' or 'subway-style' sandwiches".

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A police department is being sued after making jail inmates pay for ice cream, candyfloss and laser tag for staff and their families. Black Hawk County Sheriff's Department in Waterloo, Iowa is among US police departments which controversially bill arrestees for the cost of their stay in jail.

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A company which hid an offer of free wine in its online privacy policy has said it has finally been claimed three months later. Tax Policy Associates (TPA) added the following words to its privacy policy in February: "We will send a bottle of good wine to the first person to read this."