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The Scottish Arbitration Survey, a joint initiative involving the University of Aberdeen, Burness Paull LLP and the Law Society of Scotland, has published its first report. Report No 1 covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The report provides statistics relative to the occurrence of ar

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Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC (pictured), senior counsel at Westwater Advocates, has completed the 50-mile Edinburgh Night Ride challenge. Sir Crispin embarked on the race to raise almost £3,000 for Westwater Advocates' chosen charity Dyslexia Scotland, which works to improve awareness and att

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The Faculty of Advocates will play a part in broadening the horizons of eleven Scots teenagers taking part in a "Through the Looking Glass" initiative. The charity initiative aims to open unexpected career avenues for gifted young students from less affluent areas by giving them an insight into prof

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The Law Society of Scotland has expressed concerns about the "lack of evidence" to support Scottish government moves to end automatic early release for long-term prisoners. The organisation issued its warning ahead of the stage 3 debate of the Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill in the Sc

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Elaine McIlroy Weightmans LLP has added an employment law specialist to its growing Scottish business with the addition of Elaine McIlroy as partner.

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A survey by Brodies LLP has revealed that almost 66 per cent of businesses are putting themselves at risk of missing deadlines, wasting money on outdated commercial agreements, or being forced into expensive litigation because they are not managing their contracts effectively. The study, which canva

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DWF has announced that it is transforming its business model with new delivery models and services designed to give clients "greater flexibility and efficiency" in how they deliver legal work. DWF has been running a pilot for the last 12 months with clients across industry sectors, but is now offeri

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Pictured with the Deputy First Minister from left to right: Shannon Donaghue, Ross Cowan, Emma Rose, Hamish Hastie and Mahnoor Shah. The Scottish Parliament has voted to allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in Scottish elections starting from next year.

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