Three new advocates have been received into the ranks of Optimum Advocates. After the rigour of the examinations and practical training, the stable has welcomed James McCrone, Lynsey Morgan and Alistair Sloan.
Westwater Advocates welcomed Duncan Milne and Michael A S Briggs to the stable today after they called to the bar. Prior to calling, Mr Milne was a solicitor with Blackadders Solicitors, specialising in employment law. During his devilling year he gained valuable experience in commercial and profess
Drugs policy minister Angela Constance has said progress being made on the implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) standards is “neither good enough nor quick enough”. MAT standards ensure safe, accessible and consistently high-quality treatment for drug users to help reduc
Levy & McRae is welcoming lawyers from around the globe to its international conference from 24-26 June. Delegates have travelled from the US, South Africa and mainland Europe, among other places. They are members of Legal Netlink Alliance, an international body of lawyers.
Black Chambers has welcomed Colin Neilson to the stable after he called to the bar. Mr Neilson brings a wealth of experience, having worked as a procurator fiscal depute in Aberdeen between 2013 and 2021, and prior to that as a criminal defence solicitor in Glasgow.
Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed Sarah Loosemore, Gareth Reid, Thomas Mulhall, Megan Davidson and Jonathan Deans to the stable following their admission to the Faculty of Advocates in calling ceremonies held over the course of two days in the Reading Room of the Advocates Library. This follows
Greece’s state TV has been criticised for a segment showing viewers how to steal gasoline from cars as fuel prices rise sharply. “It’s not something terribly complicated … you don’t even need a special tube, even a hose for balconies will do,” station reporter Co
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans enjoy a broad right to arm themselves in public and in doing so struck down a New York law that imposed strict limits on carrying guns in public. The decision is expected to prompt a wave of lawsuits on loosening current state and federal restrictio
Compass Chambers has welcomed Mark Nicholson and Iain Buchanan to Compass after both called to the bar today. Mr Nicholson was a solicitor for 14 years at a large personal injury firm before calling. He has considerable experience in personal injury work including road traffic accidents, occupier&rs
Themis Advocates has welcomed its newest members David James, Iain Halliday, Chris Stephen and Jordanna Blockley, after they were admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. Mr James joins Themis with vast experience in employment law having conducted case management hearings to multi-week evidential hear
The Society of Solicitor Advocates has extended its congratulations to new senator, Lord Scott, who was formerly chairperson of the SSA. The society also announced its new committee members: Laura McMillan of Brodies is the new chairperson; the new treasurer is Fiona Mundy of Johnston Legal; Lesley
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon has been accused of tainting his independence by attempting to "intimidate" criminal barristers who are striking over legal aid. In a letter to the judge, more than 70 of the most experienced criminal lawyers in England and Wales objected to his message
Prisoner transport firm GEOAMEY has apologised to a Tayside sheriff over a number of disruptive late arrivals. At Forfar Sheriff Court, director Gavin Redmond said he was “embarrassed” by the issues which he blamed on a sharp decline in staff numbers.
It’s a concept lawyers used to get fired up about. Some law firms loved it; others hated it, or at the very least found it too daunting a thought. It appeared nothing divided a room full of legal professionals faster than the idea of sending some services out of house. Although some will still
More Scottish firms than ever are making the move to becoming owned by their staff, according to a lawyer at Lindsays. The firm has been involved in almost twice as many employee ownership deals across the country so far this year than in the whole of 2021.