Scottish Legal News is offering free trainee adverts to existing customers as a service both to our advertisers and our many student readers. Firms seeking to advertise for trainee positions or to promote events aimed at recruiting trainees should contact advertising manager Jeff Anderson to take ad
The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) calendar year is now underway for 2016/17, with a trio of events being held this month. Next week, on 8 September, the SYLA is hosting “An Evening with McTears Auctioneers” in Glasgow. Drinks and canapes will be kindly provided by McTears Auctione
The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has been instructed by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service(COPFS) to carry out an investigation after a 56-year-old man was injured during an incident in Livingston involving police. A spokesman for the PIRC said: “The Crown Off
Advocate Stephen O'Rourke is impressed with a new biography of the great barrister Marshall Hall. This life of ‘The Great Defender’ and Conservative MP Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC (1858-1927) is a fascinating read, beautifully written by another English silk, Sally Smith QC.
The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), the SLCC Consumer Panel and the Law Society of Scotland have all commented on a newly-published decision from the Court of Session that raises significant issues in dealing with complaints from consumers and others about lawyers. The decision in the c
The Faculty of Advocates has identified a downside to plans by the European Commission to speed up child abduction court cases. One of the proposed changes to the Brussels IIa Regulation, the “cornerstone of EU judicial cooperation in cross-border matrimonial matters”, is for a single appeal to
Maria Miller The Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee has called for women in the UK to have protections similar to those in Germany after a “shocking” increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.
The Law Society of Scotland is encouraging LLB and Diploma students and graduates across Scotland to sign up as its first "student associates". The benefits of becoming a student associate of the Law Society include receiving free career advice and CV-boosting tips, alongside opportunities to get in
Revised proposals to establish a common system for calculating the tax base of businesses operating in the EU are expected to be brought forward by the European Commission in November. The Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) was first proposed in 2011, and the Commission announced in June