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Simpson & Marwick's family law team is joining Brodies LLP. Partners Shaun George, Richard Smith and Lisa Girdwood are joining Brodies' personal and family department from 1 June this year.

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More than 4,500 people have signed a petition calling for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012. Football supporters' group Fans Against Criminalisation is lobbying the Scottish government to scrap the law, which it claims is "fundamenta

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Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland’s Council elections and solicitors in the five contested constituencies are being encouraged to make the most of their vote.

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Tom French Scotland is the best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality, according to ILGA-Europe's annual review of equality and human rights legislation across the continent.

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The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has appointed George Graham, former head of Northern Constabulary, to its board. Mr Graham, an experienced officer who retired after completing 31 years in the Scottish police service, also served in Dumfries and Galloway and was HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary

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Yesterday's general election saw Scots lawyers perform well overall with two holding onto their seats and another two newly elected as MPs. Advocate Joanna Cherry QC MP (pictured) took Edinburgh South West for the SNP, beating advocate and Conservative candidate Gordon Lindhorst.

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Plans for a new community justice model, designed to create a stronger community justice system in Scotland, have been published by the Scottish government today. The Community Justice (Scotland) Bill establishes a new model for community justice which, the government said, puts local delivery, part

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