New laws to establish a system for opting out of organ donation could be considered next year. Labour MSP Anne McTaggart put her Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs) Scotland Bill before the Parliament yesterday.
The general public will be given the opportunity to voice concerns about plans for a law meant to tackle sectarian abuse at football matches. A meeting to discuss the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 will be held next week.
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has seen its IP & technology team ranked among the best in the world by two publications. MMS has been awarded gold status in the Scottish category of two industry publications: Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and World Trademark Review (WTR).
An act from 1979 allowing referendums for a Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly is among legislation being recommended for repeal by the law commissions. A report published by the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission proposes clearing away more than 200 old laws th
Dame Elish Angiolini QC The commisioner of the Metropolitan Police has said officers will need to be taken off the streets if more resources do not become available to deal with an “overwhelming” rise in reports of rape.
Morton Fraser has congratulated associate, Gail Watt and Rajini Sokhi of FES Ltd for winning the Campaigner Award at the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals in Green Energy Awards held in Glasgow on 28 May. Ms Watt and Ms Sokhi were presented with the award for founding the Women In Renewable En
Andrew Coulson, the former editor of the defunct tabloid the News of the World, has been acquitted of perjury by a judge at the High Court in Edinburgh. Mr Coulson, 47, the Prime Minister’s former director of communications, was accused of giving “false evidence” in the 2010 perjury trial of e
John Fotheringham The latest SLN Spotlight falls on bto's John Fotheringham. Described by Chambers UK as "a guru for child support cases", he has over 30 years' experience in these spheres, representing clients in the Court of Session and in the sheriff courts throughout Scotland.
Michael Matheson The Scottish government's plans to end automatic early release of prisoners may be further diluted after an MSP put forward an amendment to proposals which would see prisoners released when they have 12.5 per cent of their sentence remaining.
The latest hedge feud resolved by the High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 takes us once again to Stirling where residents in the village of Buchlyvie near the city have won a thirty year battle against a 40-foot monolith and perennial offender – the leylandii. It is the second high-profile case dispat
Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre (ESPC) has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of a new PR and content executive. Caroline Young (pictured) brings almost 10 years’ experience of media and corporate communications experience working as an online journalist, press officer and c