This week the SLN spotlight falls on solicitor advocate John Scott QC of Capital Defence lawyers who was recently appointed to chair the new independent Stop and Search Advisory group. What has been your best experience as a lawyer?
Property owners and businesses are being asked their views on plans to introduce water, drainage and sewerage charges for owners of empty business properties. At the moment, owners of these empty properties pay no water, sewerage or drainage charges and the cost of service provision is met by other
Laura Tainsh (pictured), a partner and environmental lawyer with commercial law firm Davidson Chalmers, has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotlandas a specialist in environmental law.
Members of the Faculty of Advocates enjoyed a visit to the Court of the Lord Lyon which, they heard, was probably the last of its kind anywhere in the world. Dr Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, an office dating back to the 14th Century, welcomed the guests and suggested it was important that t
A pub chain has been handed a bill of nearly £1 million after it racially discriminated against gypsies and travellers by preventing them from entering one of its establishments. Wetherspoon was given the fine after a historic ruling in which a judge held that a group of Irish travellers were discr
Martin Darroch Harper Macleod has announced plans for expansion as its fee income for the latest financial year hit £22 million.
A company whose application for planning permission to develop a windfarm was refused has failed in an appeal against that decision. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that there was “no question of any illegality or procedural impropriety such as would justify quashing the de
Judge tells landlord to resolve dispute with tenant over derelict building ‘without further court procedure’
Lord Tyre The owners of an industrial site who raised an action for interdict to prevent a tenant from demolishing a derelict building have been told by a Court of Session judge to resolve their dispute without further court procedure.
World's End murderer Angus Sinclair is to appeal his double murder conviction on the basis his trial was not fair in a case which will further clarify the application of double jeopardy legislation. Mr Sinclair, 69, was found guilty last year of the rape and murder of Christine Eadie and Helen Scott
Directors & Staff of Frazer Coogans Solicitors outside Prestwick Office. Ayr-based law firm Frazer Coogans Solicitors have announced their expansion into Prestwick and that they have taken over the former practice of Lawson Russell Solicitors of 163 Main Street, Prestwick.
The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee (RACCE) has voiced its support for mandatory climate emissions reporting for many public sector organisations. The committee’s backing comes as the Scottish government’s consultation on climate change reporting a
Some areas of law may be seen as a “young person’s game” – but experienced solicitors are valued too, according to research carried out by the Law Society of Scotland. The findings are included in the Experiences of Established Legal Professionals within the Legal Profession in Scotland repo
Michael Howlin QC Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Michael Howlin QC has joined the stable with immediate effect.