One team took the title, but everyone was declared a winner at the final of the 2015 Bar National Mock Trial Competition. Scotland hosted the final for the third time in the competition’s 24 years, and some 340 school students from throughout the UK gathered in Parliament House, Edinburgh, to batt
Specific offences for revenge porn and domestic abuse are to be considered as part of a Scottish government consultation.
Digby Brown Solicitors were successful across four categories at last night’s Scott + Co Legal Awards 2015, winning the Community Contribution award, the Employer of the Year award, Litigation Team of the Year and, finally, Firm of the Year. The Firm of the Year award is a recognition of how all o
An expert body has urged politicians to strengthen human rights after the general election. The Scottish Human Rights Council (SHRC) said in a reporton future human rights legislation that debate surrounding such rights was “regressive”.
UK Supreme Court dismisses attorney general’s appeal against publication of Prince Charles’ letters to government
The UK Supreme Court ruled yesterday the letters written by the Prince of Wales to government ministers can be published.
At the recent annual general meeting of the Sheriffs' Association, the representative body for sheriffs, the following were elected as officer bearers. Sheriff Colin Pettigrew (Paisley Sheriff Court) was elected President.
The Scottish parliament's justice committee has issued a call for evidence as it prepares to consider the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill. The bill’s policy objective is to reform and modernise the law governing the holding of fatal accident inquiries (FAIs) in Scotland, and
Deputy first minister John Swinney MSP was the special guest at a seminar on taxation in Scotland, and his contribution on topics ranging from the launch of Revenue Scotland to the importance of a progressive tax structure was welcomed by the audience in the Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Edinburgh.
A bright yellow clad team of six volunteers from Lindsays’ Edinburgh office took two hours out of the office last Friday to raise almost £700 handing out daffodil pins in the city’s West End.
Back row from left to right – Rachael Etheridge, Marketing Executive; Frances Muir, Client Cashroom Supervisor; Lindsay McCulloch, Associate; Adelle Seaton, Senior Solicitor; Scott Hunter, Associate; Alan Dean, Senior Tax Manager; Lyndsay McGregor, Senior Solicitor; Don Macleod, Senior Associate;
Man found guilty of knife assault has sentenced cut on appeal over lack of directions on ‘provocation’
A man found guilty of repeatedly stabbing another man after an argument in a pub turned into a fight in the street has partly succeeded in an appeal against his conviction and sentence. The Criminal Appeal Court ruled that a “miscarriage of justice” had occurred as the jury were denied the oppor
The findings of the Penrose Inquiry, which looked at the contamination of NHS blood supplies between 1970 and 1991, were published yesterday in Edinburgh.The inquiry recommended that anyone who received a blood transfusion before 1991 should be tested for Hepatitis C but concluded there were few thi
Police Scotland has been criticised for holding back serious crime figures until after the general election. Statistics covering drug, gun, race and domestic abuse offences were due to be published over the coming month but will now be held back until the autumn.
Brodies LLP was last night named "UK National/Regional Law Firm of the Year" at the Legal Business Awards in London.
Chartered psychologists Dr Richard Cosway (pictured right) and Dr Hugh Koch (pictured below) discuss key factors to be borne in mind when assessing psychological trauma. Guidance given for the instruction of experts to give evidence in civil claims clearly endorse the overriding duty of experts to h