Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS)'s private client and charities team has been accredited by the newly-created STEP Employer Training Scheme. MMS is the first firm in Scotland to achieve the recognition, accepting the 'Platinum Training Partner' award - the highest of three accreditation levels - for
The Faculty of Advocates remains sceptical of the Apologies (Scotland) Bill, stating that it supports the bill's aims but is unconvinced by the case for legislation. The bill, introduced by Margaret Mitchell MSP, is to encourage the use of apologies by providing that an apology does not amount to an
Fife Council is set to make a formal approach to the Scottish Parliament and ask for a review of the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013, which sets out a process for resolving disputes over high hedges. Councillors are concerned that the £385 cost of making a complaint is a barrier to householders who
The Electoral Commission is in discussions with prosecutors over a potential breach in electoral campaigning law by the Better Together campaign group. The pro-Union organisation, which was forged as an alliance between Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats, failed to submit all of th
Solicitors will hear from Scottish government minister for community safety and legal affairs, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, at the Law Society of Scotland's legal aid conference today. Law Society of Scotland president Alistair Morris will today open the two-day legal aid conference, which takes place after
Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS)'s EU & Competition team has been shortlisted in the UK-wide Lawyer Awards 2015. MMS acted for global travel search site Skyscanner in a landmark appeal that successfully overturned an earlier decision by the Office of Fair Trading.
Legal, financial and property specialist Pagan Osborne has announced a three-year charity partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. The charity, which aims to improve quality of life for 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, is set to benefit from the company's fundraising efforts.
Sector specialists from Shepherd and Wedderburn will attend the largest global gathering of water industry specialists in Edinburgh later this month. Nine hundred experts, including government representative, lawyers, regulators, environmental engineers and economists will converge at the fifteenth
A member of the Faculty of Advocates will lead a training programme at the prestigious Energy Studies Institute (ESI) in Singapore. Steven Walker (pictured) has been invited to lead the ESI's specialist professional seminar training programme aimed at the global energy industry.
A severely disabled man is going to the Court of Session in Edinburgh today in a bid to clarify the Scottish legal position regarding assisted suicide. With the help of his solicitors at Patrick Campbell and Co., Gordon Ross, 66, is calling upon the Lord Advocate to issue guidance setting out whethe
The Criminal Appeal Court has issued an opinion clarifying the circumstances in which a sheriff can decline to accept the basis of a plea in mitigation in the absence of proof. The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway, sitting with Lord Malcolm, heard that in January 2015 at Inverness Sheriff Court, th
Mark Hordern, chief executive of Glasgow Solicitors Property Centre (GSPC) has resigned from his position after four years, GSPC directors announced today. Pamela Ross is succeeding Mark as chief executive with the 'enthusiastic support' of the Directors and her fellow staff members.