Independent review into mental health legislation announced

An independent review of Scotland's mental health legislation is to be conducted.

Published 20 March 2019

Laura Irvine accredited by Law Society of Scotland in FOI and data protection

Davidson Chalmers partner Laura Irvine has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in freedom of information and data protection law, making her just the second Scottish lawyer in private practice to achieve the standard.

Published 20 March 2019

PIRC: Delay in police being sent to check on welfare of woman later found dead

A report by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has found that police should have been sent sooner to the home of a woman listed as a vulnerable person after a call from a concerned family member about her welfare was categorised as a priority in an incident last May.

Published 20 March 2019

End to preferential treatment for EU lawyers qualifying in England and Wales under no-deal Brexit

Lawyers from EU jurisdictions would no longer be offered preferential treatment when qualifying in England and Wales if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Published 20 March 2019

UK 'on notice' after court rules Germany failed in duty to protect innocent civilians from US drones

A German court has ruled that the country's government must do more to ensure its territory is not used by the US to carry out unlawful US drone strikes in Yemen.

Published 20 March 2019

Macdonald Henderson advises on sale of Finlay Scotland to Molson Group

Macdonald Henderson has advised the shareholders of Finlay Scotland Ltd in the sale of the company to Molson Group.

Published 20 March 2019

And finally... no joke

Israel's justice minister has come under fire after releasing an election video in which she sprays herself with a perfume labelled "fascism" – then says it "smells like democracy".

Published 20 March 2019

IP expert hails further growth in Scottish patent applications

Patent applications originating from Scotland continue to grow, according to the latest data released by the European Patent Office (EPO).

Published 19 March 2019

Business leaders outline blueprint for Scotland’s future economic success

Scotland must address eight core issues in order to seize export opportunities and build an economy fit for the future, according to a study by the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 19 March 2019