Martin Minton joins Morton Fraser’s agricultural and rural team

Morton Fraser has appointed Martin Minton as a senior solicitor in its agricultural and rural team.

Published 14 May 2021

SCTS details level 2 court changes

Following the Scottish government’s announcement that most of Scotland will move to Covid Protection “level 2” on 17 May, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service has reviewed the operating arrangements in place across the courts.

Published 14 May 2021

Defence lawyers to boycott courts on Monday

Defence lawyers are to boycott courts on Monday due to a dispute with the Scottish government over legal aid funding.

Published 14 May 2021

Views sought on ethnic minority experiences in law

The Law Society of Scotland's Racial Inclusion Group (RIG) is currently running a survey about the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background studying and/or practising law. 

Published 14 May 2021

CMS hosts seminar to support Scottish hospitality sector reopening

CMS is joining forces with Interpath Advisory to stage a free-to-attend seminar for Scottish hotel and leisure businesses as they reopen after the second Covid-19 lockdown.

Published 14 May 2021

And finally… Bienvenidos a Miami

A woman who allegedly posed as a school student to promote her Instagram account has been charged with trespassing.

Published 14 May 2021

Families call for public inquiry into Scottish Covid-19 care home deaths

Calls have been made for an inquiry to address how failings by the Scottish government led directly to Covid transmission in care homes and the death of residents.

Published 13 May 2021

SLN Interview: Professor Hector MacQueen

Generations of students have been inducted into the study of law with Professor MacQueen's lectures and writings. One of the most popular figures in legal academia, he is admired by his colleagues and held in great affection by his students. Ahead of his retirement next month he talks to Margaret Taylor about a 42-year career at Edinburgh University and his post-retirement plans.

Published 13 May 2021

Law Societies condemn Chinese sanctions against lawyers

The Law Societies of Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland have condemned Chinese sanctions against lawyers.

Published 13 May 2021

Clydebank High welcomes Lord Reed

Clydebank High School was delighted to host the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, who spoke to pupils on the legal studies course.

Published 13 May 2021