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CMS is in a period of "organic growth" in Scotland, one year on from the successful acquisition of Dundas & Wilson. Stephen Millar, one of the firm's two executive partners in Scotland, said the legal sector in Scotland is in a "more healthy" position because of ongoing consolidation and hailed

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The new Conservative administration is set to publish a European Union Referendum Bill as soon as next week, according to a senior Whitehall source quoted in press reports. A piece of legislation to enable an in-out referendum on the European Union is expected to be among the first bills published o

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This week the SLN spotlight falls on solicitor advocate John Scott QC of Capital Defence lawyers who was recently appointed to chair the new independent Stop and Search Advisory group. What has been your best experience as a lawyer?

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Members of the Faculty of Advocates enjoyed a visit to the Court of the Lord Lyon which, they heard, was probably the last of its kind anywhere in the world. Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, an office dating back to the 14th Century, welcomed the guests and suggested it was important that t

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A company whose application for planning permission to develop a windfarm was refused has failed in an appeal against that decision. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that there was “no question of any illegality or procedural impropriety such as would justify quashing the de

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Directors & Staff of Frazer Coogans Solicitors outside Prestwick Office. Ayr-based law firm Frazer Coogans Solicitors have announced their expansion into Prestwick and that they have taken over the former practice of Lawson Russell Solicitors of 163 Main Street, Prestwick.

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Some areas of law may be seen as a “young person’s game” – but experienced solicitors are valued too, according to research carried out by the Law Society of Scotland. The findings are included in the Experiences of Established Legal Professionals within the Legal Profession in Scotland repo

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