A legal job can be stressful in many ways at the best of times. Allan Ker WS, however, had a very difficult time that is unlikely to have been matched by many others in the profession although some of his contemporaries would doubtless understand the difficulties. Allan Ebenezer Ker was born in Edin
The management and processing of data remains at the forefront of consideration for all businesses and organisations, a well-publicised example of which was the cyber-attack on Arnold Clark to steal customer data in December last year, which highlighted the impact such matters can have on a strong b
Solicitors and legal staff are being invited to attend a demonstration of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service’s new Civil Online platform. The new portal has been developed to include the legislative change required for Act of Sederunt (Simple Procedure Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 20
Gibson Kerr has appointed Sara Albizzati as associate and notary public and Susie Alexander as senior solicitor and notary public. Ms Albizzati has become an expert in all aspects of the personal law discipline with almost 10 years’ industry experience.
Westwater Advocates' Greg Sanders' new book has been published. A Practical Guide To The Right to Roam in Scotland comes after he "identified a gap in the market for a comprehensive, practical guide looking at the competing interests of landowners and ramblers".
A woman who claimed refunds on shoplifted items more than a thousand times between 2015 and 2019 has been convicted of fraud.
Sheriff Appeal Court allows cross appeal in servitude dispute arising from re-division of previously united properties
A cross appeal on the continued existence or implied re-creation of servitude rights in a Fife property that came to be owned by the proprietor of the burdened property before being sold under a standard security has been allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court. Stuart Logan, originally the pursuer in a
Retired solicitor David Baird Reid has passed away at the age of 85. "David Baird Reid, the only son of Eveline and David Reid, a Dundee solicitor, was born on July 14 1937. Raised in Monifieth he was educated at Dundee High School.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has lodged a first notice with the Sheriff Court to commence the court process for a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of John White and Martyn Smith following attacks by Oskars Rancevs in Castle Road, Oban on 1 October 2018. A preliminary
Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Ross Nicol as a partner to its commercial team in Scotland. Mr Nicol, formerly of Dentons, specialises in advising clients on intellectual property, information technology, data privacy and broader commercial contracts matters.
More than 1,000 federal judges have sought the removal of their personal information from the internet under an initiative launched following the murder of one judge's son. The response to the online scrubbing programme was revealed in the US court system's annual report.
The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia's commissioner for children’s rights, over the deportation of Ukrainian children. ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan KC said in a statement that the Pre-Trial Chamber "has confirmed that there
A robot lawyer is facing a class action in the US for attempting to practise without a licence. The chatbot's creator, DoNotPay, is being sued for providing “substandard” and “poor legal advice” to the plaintiff on various matters, among them drafting demand letters and a sma
A solicitor who was accused of embezzling over £7,000 from her Caithness firm has had the case against her thrown out by a sheriff because it has taken so long to come to court. But a trial has been fixed for Sylvia MacLennan's former business partner, Patrick Copinger, who allegedly embezzled
The Law Society of Scotland has urged the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission to minimise cost increases on solicitors. In its response to the SLCC’s proposed budget, the Law Society has questioned its plan to introduce a nine per cent rise to the levy paid by solicitors.