A proposed ban on alcohol advertising near schools could criminalise parents wearing football or rugby tops with drinks-branding according to the Law Society of Scotland. In its response to the Alcohol Bill, it warned MSPs that the law could have the unintended effect of catching such people.
The volume of residential sales in Scotland rose 6.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2015-16 compared to the same period in the previous year, according toofficial statistics published today by Registers of Scotland (RoS). A total of 28,019 properties were submitted for registration between July a
Paul Hally Shepherd and Wedderburn has provided advice to BergenOil AG on the Scots law aspects of a significant investment in private oil and gas exploration company Aurora Energy Resources Limited.
From left: Andrew Paterson, Hugh Younger and Sean Cockburn
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was right to reject a job application from a man who said his devotion to God came before his loyalty to the state an employment appeal tribunal (EAT) judge has ruled. Mrs Justice Simler said GCHQ had justifiable security concerns about computer fore
Lord Reed Lord Reed one of the two Scottish Justices of the Supreme Court and one of the country’s leading authorities on human rights law, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Dundee this Friday – October 30th.
For the last few years a group of advocates have organised conferences at various locations in Scotland on topical areas of banking law under the banner of “Trouble at Bank”. The latest, Trouble at Bank – the Sequel breaks new ground by focusing on the increasingly concerning legal problems cu
A Scots couple who were left stranded at an Italian airport by a low-budget airline when they missed their return flight home after being held up queuing at check-in and security have successfully sued the carrier. Niall Caldwell and his wife Aileen raised an action against Easyjet after being “ef
It is estimated that defunct law firm McClure Naismith could have owed creditors more than £5 million. The Glasgow-based firm went into administration in August but about 80 jobs were saved with partners and staff moving to rivals including Burness Paull,Maclay Murray & Spens, Harper Macleod an
At least six compensation claims related to the Clutha helicopter crash are to be lodged with the Court of Session in the coming weeks. Lawyers for the families of the ten victims are taking legal action after failing to negotiate a settlement.
Opponents of the Scottish government's plans to appoint a named guardian to every child in the country are to take their fight to the Supreme Court next year after they failed in the Court of Session. The No To Named Persons (NO2NP) group's case will be heard by the court in March 2016.
A prisoner has taken Scottish ministers to court over fears he could get cancer from passive smoking. William Gage, a murderer, has sought a judicial review of the question whether it is illegal to keep him in conditions exposing him to tobacco smoke.
Kris Gilmartin A solicitor advocate in Dundee has widened access to justice by opening a legal drop-in centre in the deprived community where he was born, The Courier reports.
Lindsay Urquhart Lindsay Urquhart follows up on her first Safe Harbour blog.
Nicky Strong Seventy-six percent of UK universities have breached consumer law by failing to provide vital information to prospective students, according to research by Which?.