Lord Brodie retires

Lord Brodie has retired from the bench.

Published 9 July 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Park Inn tragedy highlights the need for asylum seeker justice

When news broke in June that a Sudanese asylum seeker had been shot dead after stabbing six people in a Glasgow hotel there was an immediate public outcry. How, people wanted to know, could a system that is supposed to protect the vulnerable have allowed a man with obvious mental health difficulties to be put in a situation where his problems were sure to escalate.

Published 9 July 2020

Surveyors expect government measures to boost housing market

Expectations for activity in the Scottish housing market are improving as more new buyer enquiries are reported by surveyors following lockdown closures.

Published 9 July 2020

Lisa Dromgoole: Should dispute resolution be at the ‘Heart’ of every contract?

Construction lawyer Lisa Dromgoole considers the parallels between Hearts and Partick Thistle’s legal battle with the SPFL and alternative dispute resolution in the building sector.

Published 9 July 2020

Janys Scott QC talks Brexit and family in law in new Westwater blog

Westwater Advocates has started a new blog on its website.

Published 9 July 2020

England: Ministry of Justice grants sick pay to outsourced cleaners after death

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has granted full sick pay to outsourced staff with COVID-19 symptoms, three months after the death of one of its cleaners.

Published 9 July 2020

Managing your finances during COVID-19 and beyond: A webinar from ETN, Mazars and Terra Firma Chambers

The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with Mazars and Terra Firma Chambers, will present a webinar for those looking to plan their personal finances during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis on 16 July 2020 from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Published 9 July 2020

Watermans Legal celebrates success in charity fundraiser

Staff at Watermans in Edinburgh have raised more than £3,000 in vital funds for charity after generously volunteering their time and expertise to write people’s wills in exchange for donations.

Published 9 July 2020

And finally... got your goat

Satanists have threatened to sue a US state if it pushes ahead with plans to put the words "In God We Trust" on its flag.

Published 9 July 2020

Denovo During Lockdown – Batten Down the Hatches?

I think it's safe to say that the past few months have been tough on all of us.

Published 9 July 2020