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Plumber awarded £540,000 damages after health board admits liability over treatment of arm injury

A plumber who injured his arm while playing football over 16 years ago has been awarded more than £540,000 in damages after a Scottish health board admitted liability over its “negligent diagnosis and treatment” of the injury.

Published 17 January 2020

MSPs seek views on defamation reform proposals

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are seeking views from the public, media organisations and publishers, internet firms and other experts on proposed changes to the law on defamation.

Published 17 January 2020

'Wild west' beauty industry to be regulated under Scottish government proposals

Non-healthcare professionals will require a licence to undertake cosmetic procedures under proposals from the Scottish government.

Published 17 January 2020

Four new appointments at Vialex

Vialex has appointed four new lawyers as it prepares for a year of expansion.

Published 17 January 2020

Rooney Nimmo appoints Scott Nelson as partner in Edinburgh and London

International corporate law firm Rooney Nimmo has announced that Scott Nelson has joined the firm as a partner, based in its London and Edinburgh offices.

Published 17 January 2020

England: Proposed reform of judicial review to 'protect' judges from political decision-making

Judges will be kept out of politics under plans to reform judicial review, the Lord Chancellor has said.

Published 17 January 2020

Sarah Gilzean: BBC equal pay case a stark warning to employers without clear pay systems

Samira Ahmed's high profile victory in her equal pay claim against the BBC should be sounding alarm bells for many employers who do not have a clear and transparent system for valuing jobs and setting pay, writes Sarah Gilzean.

Published 17 January 2020

Irish Supreme Court sits with four women judges in landmark moment

The Supreme Court of Ireland sat as a five-judge panel with four women on the bench for the first time in Irish legal history yesterday.

Published 17 January 2020

England: First Chartered Legal Executive becomes Honorary Queen’s Counsel

Millicent Grant has become the first chartered legal executive to be appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel.

Published 17 January 2020

Dilapidations and Service Charge

By Denis J. Garrity and Lorna Richardson

Published 17 January 2020

iBIC joint investigative interviews masterclass on 24 January 2020

iBIC's Masterclass on joint investigative interviews (JIIs) will take place on 24 January 2020. Places are limited. Book your place by 17 January 2020.

Published 17 January 2020

Our Legal Heritage: Dundee solicitors v Dundee CID

It might be stretching things a bit to describe this football match in 1980 as part of our legal heritage but it does reflect the days when local faculties ran their own football teams – a practice now in decline – although we were pleased yesterday to report that the Glasgow Bar is making efforts to recruit new blood to its team.

Published 17 January 2020

And finally... beefed up

Japan is planning new legislation to protect its prized wagyu beef from being reared in neighbouring China.

Published 17 January 2020

Shell granted interdict to ban Greenpeace protestors from Brent oil field rigs

An oil and gas company has been granted a court order to prohibit environmental campaigners from carrying out protests on four offshore installations in the North Sea.

Published 16 January 2020

Harper Macleod wins role to advise Scotland's biggest landowner

Harper Macleod has won a competitive tender to be appointed as principal adviser to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), the country’s biggest landowner, on a wide range of legal services.

Published 16 January 2020