Lindsays has completed its largest merger to date by integrating with Miller Hendry, which comprises seven partners and some 50 staff, bringing total partners to nearly 50 and staff to 300. Managing partner Alasdair Cummings said: “We are incredibly proud that Lindsays is now a firm of four ci
Joanne Grimmond, a respected and well-established legal figure in the Scottish residential property sector, joined Thorntons earlier this month as a partner. Formerly a partner and head of Perth with Blackadders, she has nearly 20 years of experience in the Scottish residential property sector.
WorkNest has appointed Gerard O’Hare as legal director for Scotland. In his new role, he will lead WorkNest’s Legal and HR teams across the UK firm’s Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices.
The son of a Church of Scotland minister who first attended the General Assembly 45 years ago has been appointed its new procurator. Jonathan Brodie KC, of Arnot Manderson Advocates, said he is "deeply grateful" to be given the opportunity to take on the role which entails providing legal advic
Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of Ann Bonomy to partner as part of its 2023 promotions round. Ms Bonomy joined Clyde & Co’s Glasgow office in 2014, forming part of the Scottish safety, health and environmental (SHE) regulatory team. She specialises in regulatory and road traffi
Inverness native and Aberdeen law graduate Calum MacPherson has been appointed as the new CEO of Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICFGF). Mr MacPherson was born in Inverness and finished his schooling at Charleston Academy before studying law at Aberdeen University. After graduating he w
Brodies LLP has launched an international arm: Brodies Middle East LLP, in Abu Dhabi. The firm's Middle East operation will be led by Greg May and Bryan Wilson who have spent 12 and four years respectively in Brodies' UK practice. With their specialist energy and oil and gas expertise, they will con
Prosecution barristers are to receive a 15 per cent pay rise after a deal was made with the Treasury. The director of public prosecutions announced that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had “secured additional funding” from ministers.
The Law Society of Scotland has described the Scottish government’s confirmation of an additional £11 million for legal aid as ‘a step in the right direction’ but called for urgent progress on a formal review mechanism to ensure the sector remains sustainable. Legal aid solic
Representative bodies for solicitors in Scotland have agreed to an £11 million package that increases fees for legal aid lawyers in Scotland and supports the country’s court recovery programme. The Scottish government offer, accepted by the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Solici
Lawyers in Aberdeen have brought an end to industrial action as a “demonstration of collective goodwill” and ahead of an increase to the legal aid budget, the Press and Journal reports.
Almost £3.4 billion will be invested across the justice system in 2023-24 to fund front-line services, provide continued support for victims and witnesses, and to tackle the causes of offending, the Scottish government has announced. The funding represents an increase of £165 million or
Students Fiza Ali and Zara Tahir representing Glasgow Caledonian University were successful in the final of the inaugural Sheriff Principal's Mooting Competition, hosted by the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. The competition was between the providers of legal education in Glasgow and open t
The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) recently drafted an important Power of Attorney (POA) document for one of its clients. The client contacted ALP to request assistance drafting a Continuing (Financial) and Welfare POA document. As a nurse, the client was well aware of how useful a POA document could be
Law students Sam O'Neill and Aidan Wright are the winners of Strathclyde University Mooting Society's Internal Moot Competition.
Professor Guido Noto La Diega has been made the first chair of intellectual property and technology law at the University of Stirling. Professor Noto La Diega has developed an expertise in IoT, machine learning, cloud computing, robotics, and blockchain. Their focus tends to be on the intellectual p
Last month the University of Dundee Mooting Society attended the inaugural International Football Arbitration Moot in Platja d’Aro, Spain.
Darth Vader felt the light side of the law when a Chilean judge reduced his sentence from a lifetime frozen in carbonite to just 30 years. The Star Wars villain appeared in the dock in Chile's second city, Valparaíso, for a mock trial staged by real judges and lawyers as part of Chile's Herit
A council has been criticised for chopping down a number of "stunning" palm trees to discourage people from having sex underneath them. Plymouth City Council left a row of stumps along the famous Hoe because council officials were "regularly having to clean up sex and drug paraphernalia" in the area
The house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be repurposed as a human rights training centre for Austrian police officers. The redevelopment of the 17th century house in Braunau am Inn at a cost of €20 million will begin later this year after an expert committee rejected alternative proposals to
A lawyer who returned to his abandoned humanities course after his retirement is set to break the world record for longest time taken to complete a university degree. Arthur Ross, 71, will tomorrow be conferred the bachelor of arts degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) which he first
Australia has won the latest round in a long-running battle with New Zealand beekeepers over whose honey can be labelled as mānuka honey. Mānuka honey is produced by bees foraging on nectar from mānuka trees, which are indigenous to both countries.