Morton Fraser lands Scottish government property contract

Morton Fraser has been reappointed under the Scottish government’s Legal Services Framework to provide general property legal services for the next two years, with the option to extend the contract for a further two.

Published 20 February 2020

Trial adjourned after witnesses self-quarantine following Thailand trip

A trial has been delayed on the advice of medical experts after it emerged that two witnesses had recently returned from Thailand, The Courier reports.

Published 20 February 2020

Fiona Gorry joins Just Employment Law in Glasgow

Just Employment Law has welcomed Fiona Gorry to its Glasgow team.

Published 20 February 2020

Law Society of Scotland accredits first non-lawyer as legal technology specialist

Legal technology expert Steve Dalgleish has been awarded Accredited Legal Technologist status by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 20 February 2020

Boris Johnson warned over extending jail terms for terrorists

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been warned that plans to extend jail terms for terrorists could make them more dangerous upon release, The Times reports.

Published 20 February 2020

Burges Salmon advises BSW Timber Limited on acquisition by Endless LLP

Burges Salmon’s corporate finance team has advised the majority shareholders of market-leading UK timber producer BSW Timber on its sale to private equity firm Endless.

Published 20 February 2020

Pinsent Masons named Stonewall’s Scotland Diversity Champion

Pinsent Masons has been crowned Scottish 'Diversity Champion' for a second year by equality campaign charity Stonewall.

Published 20 February 2020

Yemeni activist Huda al-Sarari wins human rights award

Huda al-Sarari has been named as the 2020 winner of the Martin Ennals Award for her work exposing a network of secret prisons in Yemen. The award recognises the work of outstanding human rights defenders.

Published 20 February 2020

Lawyer of the Month: Craig Macphee

When Pinsent Masons was last night crowned Stonewall Scotland’s Workplace Diversity Champion for the second year running, it was in no small part down to the work done by senior associate Craig Macphee.

Published 20 February 2020

And finally... losing your marbles

A collection of ancient marble statues controversially held by the British Museum may be given back to Greece as part of a Brexit trade deal.

Published 20 February 2020