A lawyer who helped establish the Cayman Islands as a tax haven has left over £1.4 million in his will. Harvey McGregor QC, an Edinburgh native, helped set up the islands as a place for rich clients to safeguard their money from the taxman in the 1970s. He was also Warden of New College, Oxford and
Clare Foster Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) in relation to its latest green loan to help Stirling Council save £31 million over the next 30 years by installing energy saving streetlights.
SLN assistant editor Kapil Summan visited Parliament Hall in Edinburgh to hear former Supreme Court Judicial Assistants (JAs) give their first ever talk in the UK about their roles at an event held by the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) and kindly hosted by the Society of Solic
A man found guilty of assaulting and robbing a homeless person who claimed that the sheriff erred in repelling a “no case to answer” submission and that the sheriff “misdirected” the jury has failed in an appeal against conviction. The Criminal Appeal Court refused the appeal after ruling th
Financial performance is strong and firms are confident that their pipeline of client instructions will continue to flow steadily in 2016 according to the results of BDO’s survey of independent Scottish legal practices. For the first half of the financial year 2015/16, 88 per cent of respondents r
The Law Society of Scotland has urged legal complaints handling body, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC), to focus on its statutory core functions following publication of its draft four-year strategy along with its budget and annual plan for 2016/17. The SLCC’s budget was laid before
Brian McConnachie QC Following the passage of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm Bill at Holyrood some practitioners have expressed concern about judges giving juries specific directions when dealing with sexual offence cases, designed to “improve juries’ understanding of sexual violence”.
Over £11,000 has been spent on gowns, wigs and wig boxes worn by Scottish legal staff in the last three years, The Scotsman reports. An additional £240,000 was paid to cover uniforms for court officials, figures from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) show.