This weekend will see celebrations and events across the world to mark International Women’s Day. The dean of the Faculty of Advocates, James Wolffe QC (pictured) said: “Sunday will be International Women’s Day.
Past president of the Law Society of Scotland Bruce Beveridge has been appointed a non-executive director and chair of thinkWhere, a geographic information system (GIS) consultancy. Mr Beveridge has extensive senior executive and board experience with a career which has included the Government Legal
Friends and members of the SYLA are reminded that ticket sales for the SYLA Spring Ball close at 2359 on Friday 13 March 2015– ball-goers are encouraged to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Measures to improve the transparency of information about MSPs' financial interests are today being proposed by the Scottish parliament’s standards procedures and public appointments committee. In its report, the result of an inquiry conducted over the course of this session, the committee propose
A top advocate has launched an attack against Scottish government proposals to end automatic early release for long-term prisoners, saying the SNP has adopted a “bogus, populist position” that will not improve public safety. Brian McConnachie QC (pictured), former principal advocate depute at th
Armed police have responded to over 1,600 routine incidents despite assurances form Police Scotland last year that the practice would end. Assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins (pictured), giving evidence to Holyrood’s policing committee yesterday, said officers in armed response vehicles (ARV
The son of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease who challenged a decision of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (MHTS) to make a compulsory treatment order (CTO) in relation to his mother has had his appeal refused. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session upheld a ruling of the sheriff
School pupils have won through to the semi-finals of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament after arguing the cases for and against the removal of immigration controls. Of the 128 teams that entered the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, 16 teams from schools across Sco
The Law School at the University of Aberdeen has announced a two-day conference in honour of Professor David Carey Miller from 6 to 7 March 2015. Professor Miller has researched and taught at the University of Aberdeen for over forty years, and his work has an international reputation for excellence
Figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) show reports of fake law firms have gone up by 101 per cent. The SRA, which is the body regulating solicitors in England and Wales, said there were 701 reports of fake law firms in 2014, up from 349 in 2012.
David Menzies (pictured) responds to allegations that the insolvency profession in Scotland preys on the vulnerable. I read with interest the views expressed by Mike Dailly of Govan Law Centre in his blog published inScottish Legal News on 24 February 2015. The blog raises valid concerns about debt,
Solicitor Carol Fox, of Fox and Partners (pictured), has written about becoming a single mother through IVF treatment in the 1990s in her new book Memoirs of a Feminist Mother. Carol, 55, who recently won millions in equal pay for female workers from North and South Lanarkshire councils, relates how
A bill to create a duty to provide crisis grants for people on low incomes and to support independent living has been passed by the Scottish parliament. The passing of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill will make the Scottish Welfare Fund a permanent, statutory scheme.