“If you’re a blood donor, you’re a hero to someone, somewhere, who received your gracious gift of life”. This is the quote which inspired thirty of the team from Gillespie Macandrew’s Edinburgh office to donate blood.
All places have been snapped up for the Faculty of Advocates’ Open Day, when visitors will be given a taste of life at the Scottish bar. The event is being held on Wednesday, 4 November, and will kick off with information sessions from Dr Kirsty Hood QC, Clerk of Faculty, and David Parratt, direct
Plans to wipe driving offences after a year will result in safe motorists being handed higher insurance premiums insurers have warned. A number of insurers have said the Scottish government's plans for a fairer rehabilitation scheme for offenders will mean they cannot identify dangerous drivers and
Dr Monica Beg A leaked UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) document which called on member states to consider “decriminalising drug use and possession for personal consumption” does not represent UNODC policy, the UN office has clarified.
A woman who challenged a local council's decision that she was no longer entitled to housing after she rejected its second offer of a house has lost her case at the European Court of Human Rights after the court held unanimously there was no violation of article 6 § 1 of the European Convent
The English Bridge Union (EBU) has failed in a legal challenge to have the card game recognised as a sport. A judge at the High Court in London ruled that the decision by English Sports Council- a non-departmental public body which provides government and lottery funding for sport in the community -
Julian Assange Lawyers representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over rape and sexual assault allegations say correspondence between prosecutors in England and Sweden reveal that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was “more interested in winning the case than finding the truth”.
After more than two centuries without a leader, one of Scotland's oldest clans has a chief again. The Clan Gunn, descended from the Norse Jarls nearly 1,000 years ago has been without a chief since 1785.
A series of events to be hosted by the Faculty of Advocates has been announced for the “Securing JUSTICE at 60” appeal. The JUSTICE all-party law reform and human rights organisation is hoping to raise £2 million by its 60th anniversary in 2017.
Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale delivered a lecture at Gray’s Inn last night as one of a series of four given by each of the Inns of Court to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. In the address, Lady Hale reflects on the contemporary relevance of the Charter an
A Scottish legal firm has successfully challenged a decision of an arbiter to make an award in favour of a former partner who raised an action against his ex-colleagues following resignation from the partnership. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the arbiter acted “ultra vires” and “c