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Adverts depicting gender stereotypes to be banned

Adverts that depict gender stereotypes including women struggling to park and men being baffled by nappies are to be banned under new rules set out by advertising regulators.

Published 14 December 2018

Blog: Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act – what you need to know

Jennifer Broatch and Maria Gravelle look at the provisions of the new domestic abuse legislation.

Published 14 December 2018

Alan Meek: All 'Hale' the Court of Appeal

Alan Meek analyses the Court of Appeal case of Global Corporate Limited v Dirk Stefan Hale.

Published 14 December 2018

Property manager Gavin Venters joins Thorntons

Thorntons has welcomed an experienced property manager to its team to cover South and West Fife.

Published 14 December 2018

Shoosmiths appointed to key public sector legal services panel

Shoosmiths has been appointed to two full-service lots in England, Wales and Scotland on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Wider Public Sector Legal Services Panel.

Published 14 December 2018

Faculty’s appeal service wins another chance for condemned dog

A dog may be reprieved from a death sentence after the Faculty of Advocates’ Criminal Appeal Service provided free assistance to an animal charity.

Published 14 December 2018

Amanda Millar to be next Law Society vice president

Perth solicitor Amanda Millar has been confirmed as the Law Society of Scotland’s next vice president.

Published 14 December 2018

Scots Law 2019 advanced offer ends on Wednesday

CLT Scotland’s advanced offer for the first event in the Scots Law 2019 Exhibition/Conference Series ends on Wednesday.

Published 14 December 2018

England: More than 7,300 people referred to counter-terrorism programme amid growing right-wing extremism

More than 7,300 people in England and Wales were referred to the Prevent programme in 2017/18, a 20 per cent increase that includes a sharp 36 per cent in rise in referrals for concerns about right-wing extremism.

Published 14 December 2018

CMS Sleep in the Park raises £23,000

Colleagues at CMS Scotland are celebrating after generating thousands of pounds in donations for this year’s Sleep in the Park fund-raiser staged last Saturday.

Published 14 December 2018

And finally... heart of gold

Neil Young has claimed victory in his pro-climate campaign against Barclaycard, who were due to sponsor his London concert with Bob Dylan.

Published 14 December 2018

Supreme Court: Ministers' consent clause in Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ ultra vires, though legislation largely competent

Section 17 of the Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the Scottish Parliament's legislative competence, justices in Supreme Court have ruled.

Published 13 December 2018

Scot wanted by USA successfully challenges UK government’s ‘unlawful’ failure to provide ‘forum bar’ defence to extradition

A Scot wanted by the FBI over an alleged shares scam has successfully challenged a decision by the UK Government to delay the introduction of a possible defence to his extradition to the USA.

Published 13 December 2018

Gordon Neave v SLCC: Complaints body did not act irrationally in exercise of its discretion

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has welcomed the Court of Session decision in Gordon Neave v SLCC refusing leave to appeal.

Published 13 December 2018