International law firm Kennedys has opened in Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, giving it a presence in all jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland. The firm has recruited two Scottish solicitors: Frank Gill (pictured) and Rory Jackson.
The Law Society of Scotland has said lawyers should be allowed to lend money to clients in order to pay their own fees. The Law Society argues such a system would assist in the funding of civil court actions which could not otherwise take place.
The family of a railway worker who died after contracting an asbestos-related illness will have their action for damages heard by a jury after a judge in the Court of Session ruled that their claim was not excluded from jury trial. The pursuers Andrew Mitchell and others, relatives of the late Walte
Jennifer Gallagher (left) and Miriam Rennet Lindsays has announced two more senior appointments to their Dundee team, with family law and family mediation specialist, Jennifer Gallagherjoining as a partner, and Miriam Rennet, as a director in commercial property.
With the numbers of people across the UK suffering from dementia continuing to soar, a lawyers have warned families it is essential to consider estate protection. Tessa Till, a partner at Pagan Osborne(pictured), believes the myriad of financial and legal issues associated with the condition are not
A man who failed to pay his taxes timeously has claimed that US president Barack Obama dealt with his finances after he was handed a fine for late payment. The claim was one among many revealed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that people use to avoid penalties for failing to send their tax returns
Prosecutors are seeing a 30 per cent surge in the number of rape trials as a backlog of new cases and historical allegations are bearing down on the courts. Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) (pictured) and the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner, Martin Hewitthave
Following 11 years of service to the community, the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic has expanded its activities. Collaboration with the Refugee Survival Trust has enabled it to employ Barbara Coll as a part-time supervisor to oversee assistance to asylum seekers.
McClure Naismith has appointed five new partners and one new associate based in the firm’s Scottish and London offices. The new partners are: Colin Brown and Robert Binning(real estate, Edinburgh); E-Ming Fong and Suzanne McGarrigle (dispute resolution, Edinburgh); Nils Reid(commercial and financi
Thorntons has announced a 13 per cent boost in turnover, as it lodges its accounts for the financial year to 31 May 2014. Thorntons has increased its turnover by almost £1.9 million to £16.27m over the last year, following careful strategic planning and investment.
84% of Scottish solicitors calling LawCare in 2014 have reported stress according to the latest figures from the helpline. LawCare, is a free and confidential support service for members of the legal profession.
At the Court of Session this morning, Lord Doherty sentenced Paul Mackenzie to 10 months imprisonment following a petition and complaint by Mackenzie Hall Ltd & PRA UK Holding PTY Limited in respect of his breach of interim interdict and breach of interdict. On sentencing, Lord Doherty made the
Prosecutors have successfully challenged a decision of a trial judge to uphold a defence submission of “no case to answer” in the case of a man accused of an attempted armed robbery at a bank. The Criminal Appeal Court allowed the appeal by the&nbs