Holmes Mackillop has promoted commercial litigator lawyer Craig Donnelly to the role of director. Mr Donnelly joined the company a year ago today as a senior associate and has a wealth of experience in litigation and dispute resolution.
A high school is being sued after a teacher allegedly brought real swords to the classroom and instructed pupils to fight. Chemistry teacher Loviata Mitchell allegedly told pupils she had a "surprise" before pulling out weapons described as resembling a katana and a rapier, which she smuggled past s
Health Secretary Neil Gray has appointed chairs for the public inquiry and independent clinical reviews into the actions of Sam Eljamel, and how the circumstances were handled by NHS Tayside. Judge Lord Weir will chair the public inquiry.
Businessman Imran Ahmad, who sued prosecutors for £60 million after becoming a victim of the malicious prosecution scandal, has received just £457,026 in compensation. Mr Ahmad, 54, claimed more than £60 million in damages on the basis he suffered “irreparable reputational ha
Robert Shiels is impressed by a new history of opium which paints a fascinating picture of an ancient trade with a profound impact on modern society. Opium has its own history and this discursive study by novelist Amitav Ghosh, moving into factual history, concentrates on individual aspects of the o
The Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association (FACBA) has donated £2,000 to Homeless Project Scotland, a Glasgow-based charity that provides support to people facing housing insecurity. Among the services it provides to the homeless are regular soup kitchens, where additional support is gi
A new scheme from the King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) will allow communities across Scotland to take over ownerless land and buildings. The KLTR, the Crown’s representative in Scotland for ownerless property, today launches the Ownerless Property Transfer Scheme (OP
Scottish delicacies are to enjoy geographical indications (GIs) in Japan after the country struck a deal with the UK government. The foods to be protected in Japan include Scotch beef and Scotch lamb, Arbroath smokies, Orkney Scottish island cheddar and Traditional Ayrshire Dunlop cheese.
Turcan Connell and Ralph Sayer are joining forces this week as businesses from across Edinburgh team up to raise money for charity. The two firms are taking part in The Big Match on Friday afternoon in the city to help raise money for The Yard, which runs adventure play services for disabled childre
France is to enshrine the right to abortion in its constitution at a joint session of its parliament next week. The move, approved by the senate last night, would create a “guaranteed freedom” of women to choose an abortion.
The UK government remains committed to its Northern Ireland Troubles legislation despite a ruling that it is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 received royal assent in September last year in the face of widespread
Olympic medallists Steve Cram and Eilidh Doyle highlighted the importance of grassroots athletics in Scotland as they took part in a special sports forum organised by Lindsays. The event in Glasgow was held ahead of the World Indoor Athletics Championships being staged in the city this weekend. The
The Home Office has launched an investigation after faulty phone data was used as evidence in criminal cases for more than a year, the Evening Standard reports. There are fears of wrongful convictions stemming from the use of the data after phone company O2 informed police that it was concerned abou