Alastair Duthie (left) and Richard Ward Balfour+Manson has expanded its Aberdeen team by joining forces with well-established city private client firm Duthie Ward.
Pictured (L-R): Euan Love, Catriona Headley, Stuart Barton, Matt Leckie, Lianda Barnes and Elizabeth Morrison. Digby Brown Solicitors has announced three new partners in its specialist asbestos and occupational injury, serious injury and personal injury teams. The firm have also announced three asso
TLT Solicitors, with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has reported a 15 per cent increase in turnover to hit £71.6 million for the 2015/16 financial year. This year's result comes at the end of the firm's current ambitious three year strategy, during which time the firm's revenue increased by 45 p
The article 5 right of an Iranian man held in immigration detention for a total of 55 months by UK authorities was violated, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. The applicant, J.N., is an Iranian national who was born in 1971 and lives in Barking, England.
The Law Society of Scotland has launched an online survey on the financial viability of legal aid work in Scotland. The society is asking solicitors who carry out civil, criminal and children’s legal aid work to complete a confidential questionnaire to provide information on the financial status o
In advance of the UK government’s referendum on EU membership, Judge Forrester will be speaking at a Law Society of Scotland event in Edinburgh on 16 June. A former practising advocate and partner of White & Case in Brussels, Judge Forrester was sworn in as the United Kingdom's Judge at the Ge
Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, signing the Pledge at its launch in London The Scottish Arbitration Centre has welcomed the introduction of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the centre, signed the pledge at i
Members and guests of the Faculty of Advocates have been given a fascinating glimpse of the historic Nuremberg Trials and the widely-debated cross-examination of Hermann Goering. Robert Hedrick, a US attorney and an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University, is an avid student of the Trials and has de
The Scottish Episcopal Church is set to become the first church in the UK to allow its clergy to conduct same-sex church weddings, The Times reports. Scotland's third-largest church will take a vote on its position on Thursday 9 June.
The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its May newsletter The council met on 14 March to discuss work priorities for the council and its committees. It is intended that drafting priorities for 2016/17 will be agreed at the next meeting on 16 May 2016. These will be incorporated into the An
The Supreme Court has unanimously granted a celebrity permission to appeal the discharge of an interim injunction regarding his sexual encounters and, by a majority, has allowed the appeal. This case considered whether the publication overseas of the identity of PJS and details of PJS’s sexual enc
HM Inspector of Health & Safety loses appeal against tribunal’s decision to cancel prohibition notice
Health and safety inspectors have failed in an appeal against a tribunal’s decision to cancel a prohibition notice issued to a North Sea oil company. The Inner House of the Court of Session refused the appeal, which raised a particularly important issue on the scope of an appeal to the employment
The Law Society of Scotland has said a British Bill of Rights, announced in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech, should build on the Human Rights Act by providing for amendment of legislation incompatible with the Convention and by clarifying the application of rights to private bodies acting in a public
Research published today on the drivers and motivations that determine how people seek to resolve small claims disputes (up to £3,000) recommends a critical evaluation of small claims system, finding that people are generally unaware of civil procedure and costs involved. Focusing on Edinburgh and
Michael Matheson The proportion of people being reconvicted within 12 months has reached the lowest level in 17 years.