William Andrews CBE

The Scotsman has published an obituary of William Denys Cathcart Andrews CBE, WS, solicitor and past president of the Law Society of Scotland, who passed away on 1 July 2019 at the age of 88.

Published 22 July 2019

Opt-out organ donation comes into force in Autumn 2020

Legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation for deceased donors will come into force in Autumn 2020.

Published 22 July 2019

New legislation to crack down on misuse of non-disclosure agreements

New legislation aims to tackle the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), also known as confidentiality clauses, in the workplace – including those being used to cover up sexual harassment, racial discrimination and assault.

Published 22 July 2019

Community land buying powers not “fit for purpose”

Community land buying powers have not been used since they were brought in a year ago, prompting claims the law is not “fit for purpose”.

Published 22 July 2019

Key Westminster committee calls for 10-year 'qualified statute of limitations' for alleged offences by soldiers

A key Westminster committee has called for a 10-year "qualified statute of limitations" to protect former and serving soldiers from investigation and prosecution for alleged offences, including alleged murders of civilians in Northern Ireland.

Published 22 July 2019

Karen Harvie joins Aberdein Considine's employment law team in Edinburgh

Aberdein Considine has appointed Karen Harvie to the position of senior associate following a significant period of growth.

Published 22 July 2019

Jennifer Liddell: Civil partnerships to become open to all

The law on civil partnerships, north and south of the border, is set to change, writes Jennifer Liddell.

Published 22 July 2019

International Conference of Legal Regulators coming to Scotland

Legal regulators from around the world will be coming to Edinburgh in September to debate a wide range of regulatory topics with global relevance.

Published 22 July 2019

England: Third of police files returned by prosecutors due to significant mistakes

A third of police files prepared for prosecutors in England and Wales are being returned because of significant mistakes, often leading to delays in the court process, new figures reveal.

Published 22 July 2019

And finally... offa stupid

A farmer has been fined more than £2,000 for damage to an ancient earthwork which he tried and failed to blame on his sheep.

Published 22 July 2019