How the Law Society of Scotland helps to shape the law is the focus of the organisation’s latest video, launched today. “Helping to shape good law in Scotland and beyond” explains how the Society, along with its network of volunteers, helps to inform the work of our law makers, across the Scot
Shami Chakrabarti Shami Chakrabarti, 46, director of Liberty, is to step down from the role after 12 years.
Frank Hughes BLM, the UK and Ireland’s leading risk and insurance law business, has announced the appointment of BLM partner Frank Hughes as the new chairperson of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) in Scotland.
Rodney White (left) and Val McDougall
Neil Stevenson The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has welcomed theCompetition and Markets Authority's review of legal services in England and Wales, and believes any findings will also impact the sector north of the border.
Maria Botha Lopez Average selling prices for one bedroom flats in Polwarth, Shandon and Tollcross have rocketed by 27.6 per cent annually, according to the latest analysis from ESPC.
Aileen McLeod The Scottish government is to amend the Land Reform Bill to establish a public register of who owns land in Scotland.
The head of the judiciary in England and Wales has said massive fees charged by lawyers and the relentless slashing of the legal aid budget have forced scores of people to abandon the justice system. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd said in his annual report this has resulted in incre
A bill meant to tackle alcohol abuse has failed to gain the support of the majority of MSPs on a Holyrood committee. The general principles of the Alcohol Bill have not been supported by a majority of MSPs on the Health and Sport Committee. They are not persuaded that the bill is an effective and wo
Not every mis-sold loan results in the customer’s business failing writes Liina Tulk (pictured) in an overview of the recent Court of Session decision in the case of John Glare v Clydesdale Bank Plc. Over the last few years many SMEs have blamed Clydesdale for mis-selling them Tailored Business Lo
Aberdeen City Council’s finance convener has been reprimanded by watchdogs after he accidentally leaked confidential legal advice about the city’s controversial Marischal Square project. Councillor Willie Young (pictured) was grilled yesterday by theStandards Commission after he referred himself
Scots law currently allows parties to a contract to create an enforceable right in favour of a third party, known as a jus quaesitum tertio or JQT. There are, however, certain drawbacks; for example, the law is inflexible, as it is thought to require the right to be irrevocable before it can come in
Hamish Lean (pictured) discusses reforms relating to agricultural tenancies including the introduction of a tenant farming commissioner and the issue of the right to buy for 1991 Act tenants. Many readers will be aware that the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill currently making its way through the Scottis
Ruaraidh Nicolson A senior police officer brought up concerns about seeking information on journalistic sources before Police Scotland acted illegally by breaching data guidelines.
Plans for online courts that would remove lawyers and judges from disputes would allow people to settle disagreements of up to £25,000 according to a new report. The report envisages cases dealt with by non-judges online, allowing courts to dispense with their reliance on paper.