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Lord Advocate reiterates commitment to investigating Lockerbie after al-Megrahi appeal fails

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has reiterated the Crown's commitment to investigating other suspects in the Lockerbie bombing after the latest appeal against the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi failed.

Published 15 January 2021

B&Q employee fails to establish liability after cutting hand with safety knife

A new judgment provides further analysis of employers' duties post-Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and reiterates the importance of pleadings, writes Eoin Quinn, of Keoghs, who acted for the defender in the case.

Published 15 January 2021

Naomi Cunningham: Measures to increase female representation in Parliament – who can benefit?

Last week’s hearing in the Court of Session in For Women Scotland’s judicial review of the Scottish government’s Gender Representation on Public Boards Act 2018 put the spotlight on whether trans women should be able to benefit from measures intended to address the under-representation of women in different areas of public life, writes Naomi Cunningham.

Published 15 January 2021

Early case meetings receive mixed reception in Aberdeen

A new type of court meeting introduced last month has received a mixed reaction from solicitors in Aberdeen, the Evening Express reports.

Published 15 January 2021

Gilson Gray plans expansion of Dundee business

Gilson Gray is planning to expand its business and have a “significant impact” in Dundee this year.

Published 15 January 2021

Victim Surcharge Fund open for applications

A new fund to help organisations provide support for victims of crime using money paid by offenders has opened for applications.

Published 15 January 2021

Balfour and Manson welcomes new trainees

This week Balfour and Manson welcomed its newest intake of trainees: Laura Dodson, Findlay Glynn, Claire Metcalfe and Dylan Mitchell.

Published 15 January 2021

Bob Ruddiman: With disruption comes opportunities for canny businesses

Disruption can bring opportunities, and those businesses which have a mindset of accepting opportunities thrown up from the unwelcome disruption caused by Covid-19 will survive and thrive, while new businesses will emerge to capitalise on these opportunities.

Published 15 January 2021

New book explores influence of factors beyond the law on judicial decisions

The influence of cognitive bias, stereotypes and other factors beyond the law on judicial decisions is explored in a new book by Dr Brian Barry, a law lecturer at Technological University Dublin.

Published 15 January 2021

SYLA: Connecting trainees

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) is hosting an online meet-up to bring trainees from the 2019/2020/2021 intake together.

Published 15 January 2021

And finally… feather in his cap

A pigeon which somehow travelled 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean is being hunted by authorities as a possible quarantine risk.

Published 15 January 2021

Edinburgh sheriff finds man entitled to paternity test as part of child compulsory supervision order

A man who appealed the decision of a children’s hearing not to require the local authority to organise a DNA test as part of a compulsory supervision order has been successful in an appeal to the sheriff.

Published 14 January 2021

Human Rights Act review launches call for evidence

The UK government's review of the Human Rights Act has launched a call for evidence.

Published 14 January 2021

RICS: House prices rising but surveyors cautious over outlook

House prices and home sales activity increased in Scotland according to the December Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey.

Published 14 January 2021

DWF announces new global operating structure

Global legal business DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh has announced plans to adopt a new internal operating structure with effect from May 2021.

Published 14 January 2021