Michaela Hinchin The partners of Family Law Matters, Glasgow have announced that Michaela Hinchin has been appointed as a senior associate within the firm. Ms Hinchin has a wealth of experience; she is accredited by the Law Society of Scotlandas a specialist in family law and family mediation, and s
Italy’s highest appeal court has ruled that stealing small amounts of food to satisfy hunger is not a crime. Judges in the Court of Cassation overturned Roman Ostriakov’s conviction for theft, which he gained after stealing cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3) from a supermarket.
Andrew Leaitherland, managing partner and CEO of DWF, which has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has signed up to a charity skydive to kick-start the firm’s newly-launched foundation.
A Scottish law firm which sued a former corporate client for payment of over £100,000 in unpaid legal fees has won its action after the company lost an appeal. The Inner House of the Court of Session upheld a judge’s decision that the firm was entitled to payment of their fees and that a counterc
Brian Inkster It was revealed last week that the Crofting Commission had removed from office the clerk to and the five members of the Mangersta Common Grazings Committee in Lewis.
A seafood company has called for Scottish smoked salmon to be awarded protected status. Associated Seafoods said foreign producers, including in the US and France, had “misappropriated” the label for smoked salmon and wants to see it granted protected geographical indication (PGI) status.
Jenny Allan Five Scottish-based colleagues at CMS are included among the 31 promotions being announced across 22 of the firm’s offices.
Stuart Rowson Stuart Rowson has joined Lindsays as a partner in the commercial property team based in Edinburgh.
Jayne Crawford, Hannah Bennett and Laura Connor, who have all trained and worked with Thompsons Solicitors for around 11 years, say they want their promotions to show young female lawyers that the glass ceiling can certainly be broken. Their promotion comes as a report by the Leadership Foundation f
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has begun an investigation following the death in custody of a 33-year-old man. A spokesman for the PIRC said: "The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been directed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (C
Dr Nick McKerrell A law lecturer has said it was “chilling” to discover he was named on an employment blacklist, the Sunday Heraldreports.
Some 60 members of the criminal bar enjoyed an enlightening conference which examined the hot topic of vulnerable witnesses. The Scottish Criminal Bar Association (SCBA) event, in Stirling, was voted a resounding success, receiving reviews of “great”, “fantastic” and “excellent”.
Fergus Lawrie A law student at Strathclyde University who works with asylum seekers, vulnerable people and others as part of the law clinic has been given a prestigious award in London.
A retired lawyer has won a dispute with his former partners in a solicitors’ firm over his entitlement to a share of the partnership assets. A judge has ruled that the partnership agreement made no provision for division of the firm’s assets on the retirement of a partner due to age, and therefo
Professor Lorne Crerar and Martin Darroch