The English bar’s regulatory board has issued a list of competences that the 15,000 barristers in England and Wales should be meeting on a day-to-day basis, including speaking audibly and using “correct … grammar, spelling and punctuation”.
The Faculty of Advocates’ Criminal Appeal Service has taken on a new member of staff, Rachael Williamson, as its legal secretary. She joins Jacob Cohen, paralegal, at the hub of the service which was founded in January 2014 as a “one-stop shop” for solicitors.
The agency responsible for the procurement of medical equipment for the NHS in Scotland has secured a court order to conclude a framework agreement with its suppliers after a rival tenderer challenged its award of a contract. A judge in the Court of Session granted the interim order after ruling tha
David Isaac The UK has failed to satisfy numerous human rights recommendations made by the United Nations and should do more to deal with hate crimes, prison overcrowding and stop and search powers, according to a coalition of 175 civil society organisations, The Guardian reports.
Placing a cosmetic product containing ingredients which have been tested on animals on the EU market may be prohibited where that testing has been conducted outside the EU in order to market the product in third countries and where the results of that testing are used to prove the safety of the prod
A St Bernard dog has been saved from destruction, after a successful appeal by counsel who acted pro bono. Douglas, a three-year-old St Bernard, attacked a jackadoodle, which had to be put down, and its owner in Arbroath, and a sheriff made an order for the dog’s destruction.
The mother of a child who developed “significant disabilities” following complications during her labour has successfully sued a Scottish health board after claiming that her baby daughter’s injuries were caused by the “fault and negligence” of hospital staff. A judge in the Court of Sessi