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Insurer’s appeal in case of man killed outside bar in Aberdeen dismissed by Supreme Court

An insurer’s appeal that an exclusion clause in a policy applied in the context of a case in which a man was killed following an assault in Aberdeen has been unanimously dismissed by the Supreme Court in a judgment that agrees with the Court of Session's.

Published 23 April 2021

Former recruitment agency employees fail in application to recall interim interdicts enforcing non-compete employment contract clause

Three former employees of a recruitment agency who had interim interdicts granted against them preventing them from working for a rival consultancy have, along with their new employer, been unsuccessful in their application for recall of the orders.

Published 23 April 2021

Ronnie Tough

The Courier has published an obituary of solicitor Ronnie Tough, who has passed away following a long illness. 

Published 23 April 2021

Cameron Greig: An Introduction to CAADs

Cameron Greig takes a look at CAAD applications.

Published 23 April 2021

March sees rise in clearance of Sheriff solemn cases

New figures show that 468 sheriff solemn cases were concluded in March – nine per cent higher than the average pre-Covid level.

Published 23 April 2021

Homelessness: Lib Dems propose stricter duties on councils

Councils need powers to prevent homelessness, the Scottish Lib Dems have said.

Published 23 April 2021

Ramsay Hall: Addressing modern slavery in the construction sector

Following the launch of a Police Scotland campaign aimed at tackling modern slavery concerns within the construction sector, Ramsay Hall outlines what modern slavery actually involves and what can be done when there's concern about its presence in the supply chain.

Published 23 April 2021

DAC Beachcroft rolls out explanatory animations for insurance claims clients

DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has rolled out a series of animations explaining the insurance claims litigation process to clients in Scotland.

Published 23 April 2021

And finally… working from home

An Italian has broken the country's record for absenteeism after allegedly skipping work for 15 years.

Published 23 April 2021

Outer House finds commercial landlord entitled to payment for repair costs following termination of lease

A landlord of commercial premises in Aberdeenshire whose former tenant refused to pay for the cost of work to the property at the end of their tenancy has successfully obtained a decree for payment from the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Published 22 April 2021

Faculty bids farewell to ‘titan’ of the bar Heriot Currie QC

One of the most respected legal minds in Scotland, Heriot Currie QC, has passed away.

Published 22 April 2021

Lady Rae elected Rector of Glasgow University

Lady Rae has been elected Rector of the University of Glasgow.

Published 22 April 2021

Clyde & Co promotes Sarah Crewes to partner in Edinburgh

Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of Sarah Crewes to equity partner in its Edinburgh office as part of its 2021 promotions round.

Published 22 April 2021

Three appointments at Balfour and Manson

Balfour and Manson has announced three appointments to its Edinburgh office.

Published 22 April 2021

Alistair Bonnington: Sheriffs use ‘not proven’ ten times more than juries

Alistair Bonnington, of Quis, questions the reasoning behind calls to scrap the 'not proven' verdict. 

Published 22 April 2021