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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

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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.

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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

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A man has avoided jail by using his trainers as bail bond in lieu of money. Judge Douglas Stoddart at a district court in Massachusetts accepted the deposit after he offered Jason Duval, who was charged with drug offences, the opportunity to “be creative”.

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Following on from yesterday’s news that Inksters Solicitors has been ranked third in the UK for the quality of its Twitter account, the firm has now been shortlisted for the “most innovative use of social media” award at the 2015 Managing Partner Forum Awards for Management Excellence, in asso

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The Law Society of Scotland’s new three-year equality strategy aims to improve equality in the legal profession and support solicitors as they progress through their careers. Published today, the new strategy builds on the work of the Society’s equality and diversity work over the past decade an

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Research covering 5,000 law firms across the UK has found that 55 per cent of respondents see improving profitability as the biggest challenge of 2015, The Lawyer reports. In response to the question of the level of growth expected, 43 per cent of those questioned said they expected increases of bet

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Perthshire property bosses are reflecting on ‘a year of stability’ in the local market, and predicting a similar theme to 2015. Recently collated statistics from Perthshire Solicitors Property Centre (PSPC) reveal that 2014 was a strong and steady year for the local market, and a year which perf

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A number of new sheriffs have been appointed in Tayside, Central and Fife. Gillian Anne Wade QC (pictured right) and Simon Geoffrey Collins QC have been appointed as floating sheriffs of Tayside, Central and Fife.

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