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Sheriff upholds challenge to refusal of pop-up bar application by operators of Glasgow city centre bar

The operators of a popular Glasgow bar have successfully challenged a decision of the City of Glasgow Licensing Board not to grant them seven consecutively running occasional licences for a pop-up bar in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Published 22 October 2021

Legal win offers hope of new era for beavers and farmers

A ruling by Lady Carmichael in the Outer House yesterday confirms that all previous licensed killings of beavers authorised by the Scottish government’s nature agency, NatureScot, have been unlawful and have been revoked.

Published 22 October 2021

Consumers warned over scam calls purporting to be from Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Consumers have been advised to be alert as a sinister new scam purporting to be from Edinburgh Sheriff Court circulates Scotland.

Published 22 October 2021

Gillespie Macandrew announces uptick in profits to £3.9m

Financial results for Gillespie Macandrew confirm the business delivered another strong year overall despite the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Published 22 October 2021

Aberdein Considine hires banking veteran George McNaughton

Aberdein Considine has made a number of senior appointments to its lender services practice group (LSPG) including the hire of a banking and compliance specialist.

Published 22 October 2021

England: Backlog of criminal cases to last many years

The backlog of cases in the criminal courts in England and Wales is likely to be a pervasive issue for several years, severely affecting all court users, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

Published 22 October 2021

Terra Firma ranked in five practice categories in latest edition of Chambers & Partners

Terra Firma Chambers has retained its Band 1 rankings for Planning and Environmental Law, Agriculture & Rural Affairs and Tax in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners UK Legal Directory with additional rankings this year for Private Client and Real Estate Litigation.

Published 22 October 2021

Top rankings for Axiom

Axiom is delighted to be ranked band 1 set in 13 practice areas in the recent Chambers UK. Individual members feature prominently with 126 rankings amongst the membership and its core practice areas.

Published 22 October 2021

Ampersand Advocates welcomes top rankings in latest Chambers guide

Ampersand has once again received top tier rankings across a number of areas of practice in the latest published guide to the legal profession, Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2022.

Published 22 October 2021

Top ranking for Compass in Chambers UK Bar 2022

Compass Chambers is delighted to have been recognised as a leading set by Chambers UK in the latest edition of the directory which was published today. Compass has received 47 individual rankings in 7 practice area categories. Compass is also ranked Band 1 as a set in 4 categories – Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Health & Safety and Product Liability.

Published 22 October 2021

Faculty Christmas Collection returns

The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air. Winter is on its way, which means so is the season for giving.

Published 22 October 2021

And finally… upper first

Scholar and sometime strongman Professor James Chalmers has been laying down the law – in the gym.

Published 22 October 2021

Dunoon man arrested for assault following petition for warrant refused suspension order by High Court

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has refused to pass a Bill of Suspension seeking the suspension of a warrant authorising the arrest of a man charged by the police with assault to severe injury.

Published 21 October 2021

Scottish courts used to conduct politics in Article 50 case, says Attorney General

The Scottish courts were used to conduct politics in a 2018 case over the triggering of article 50, the Attorney General, Suella Braverman QC MP, has claimed.

Published 21 October 2021

ECtHR: Bulgaria violated rights of top judge who criticised government

Bulgaria violated the Article 10 freedom of expression right of a judge who was critical of the government, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 21 October 2021