Grahame Smith The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) has called on public bodies in Scotland to refuse to implement the provisions of the government's Trade Union Bill.
Kaliani Lyle The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced a major new project to increase reporting rates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) hate crime.
Pictured: The trial is played out... The Faculty of Advocates has marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Muir of Huntershill with a scene-setting lecture and a dramatic reconstruction of parts of the trial.
An animal rights group has written to the Scottish Government demanding a member of a group examining wild fisheries law be removed because of his alleged association with recent wildlife crime. Animal Concern has said George Pullar, director of The Scottish Wild Salmon Company, should no longer sit
Michael Matheson Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has said new GPS technologies should be explored for their potential use in monitoring sex offenders and domestic abusers.
A Scots lawyer has successfully challenged a decision of the Council of the Law Society of Scotland to uphold a complaint of “unsatisfactory conduct” made against him. Alan Strain was ordered to pay a fine of £1,000 after he was found to have made a “misrepresentation” to a client in prepar
Pictured (L-R): Eric Gilligan, David Chalmers and new partner Anya Duncan at Stronachs’ Aberdeen headquarters Stronachs LLP has created one of the largest specialist employment teams in the north-east of Scotland with the appointment of Anya Duncan as a new partner.
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has re-hired capital projects expert Stewart Maciver (pictured) from CMS, bringing in further experience in public procurement and infrastructure projects. He will now be a partner in MMS' capital projects practice.
Anthony Kinahan, Secretary, The Scottish Council of Law Reporting, writes: Readers of Scottish Legal News may be interested to learn of some work by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting to make important historic (but still cited) Scottish law reports available as widely as possible. As a result BA
Over the summer, Westwater Advocates welcomed 5 members to the stable. This event showcases our new talent - 4 new members who joined after devilling and former member Mark Lazarowicz, who re-joins the stable following a successful Parliamentary career.
The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA), returning from its Summer break, has announced the first five in a series of free events in its 2015/2016 calendar. On Thursday 27 August from 6pm, SYLA will be hosting a repeat of last year's 'Tapas in the City on us'nights, simultaneously in both Gla
Brian Docherty, chairman of the Scottish Police Federation The chairman of the Scottish Police Federation has said the first major survey of Police Scotland staff will reveal a police force at "breaking point".
Former First Minister Alex Salmond MP has called for a posthumous pardon to be granted to persecuted Scottish reformer Thomas Muir of Huntershill. Making the inaugural Thomas Muir lecture at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh last night, on the 250th anniversary of the eponymous radical's birth, Mr Sa
The lawyer representing the family of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody in Kirkcaldy in May, has said the family no longer has confidence in the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) inquiry into his death. PIRC gave an interim report to Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland last month
A man who falsely advertised himself as a McKenzie friend has been jailed in England for three years. Martin Williamson, from Biggleswade, admitted duping 15 would-be clients into paying an upfront fee to have him work on their cases.