Burness Paull is to relocate its Aberdeen team to a new prime office in the Marischal Square development. The firm will occupy the entire second floor of 2MSQ, the grade A building which is helping to regenerate the east end of the city centre.
A significant settlement will see hundreds of thousands of pounds recovered by the Civil Recovery Unit from an East Lothian businessman linked to unpaid tax. Goljar Singh, 44, will relinquish £600,000 under proceeds of crime legislation following an agreement with the Civil Recovery Unit (CRU)
The former British soldier who shot and killed an unarmed 23-year-old man on his way to a Gaelic football match has received a fully suspended three-year sentence following his conviction of manslaughter. Former Grenadier Guardsman David Holden, who shot Aidan McAnespie in the back in 1988, is the f
Solicitor advocate Robert Holland has joined Aberdein Considine as a partner and will be based in the firm's office in Edinburgh. He was previously a partner with Balfour and Manson LLP where he led the firm’s employment law team and brings over 20 years’ experience across a range of leg
A 52-year-old woman who fell down a concrete staircase outside a residential housing complex in Banchory has been awarded £17,000 in damages after a personal injury sheriff ruled that the company responsible for maintaining the staircase had acted negligently. Karla Hodgson sustained a traumat
Alexander Birrell Wilkinson (known to his friends and colleagues as Sandy) was born in Perth on 2 February 1932. His father was Captain Alexander Wilkinson who had served in the Black Watch for 36 years. After education at Perth Academy Sandy won a scholarship to study at St Andrews University where
Deborah Clark, ICO upstream regulation manager, provides details of new FOI resources at the Information Commissioner's Office. We’ve been working hard, following the commitments made in our ICO25 plan, to make improvements to our freedom of information (FOI) services. We want to enhance the e
The WS Society is launching a new programme for its affiliate members. LexAlba Masterclass is designed as a practical, enjoyable and sociable network of practice area groups, in which WS affiliates can develop their careers in a specialist practice area – meeting, sharing experience and learni
Women are able to recall details of sexual assault and rape with accuracy, even if they have drunk – or expected to drink – moderate amounts of alcohol, a new study claims. A study conducted at the University of Birmingham found that women who had drunk alcohol up to the legal limit for
Non-psychoactive cannabis oil has been criminalised in Hong Kong as a "dangerous drug" on par with heroin. Though derived from cannabis, CBD products are legal in most of the world and have become a multi-billion dollar industry in recent years.
Pamela Rodgers has been promoted to partner at PBW Law. Ms Rodgers joined the firm in 2017 and her work includes civil and criminal litigation. She holds a master’s degree in international human rights law and is currently undertaking the diploma in forensic medical science at the Academy of F
Children with experience of surrogacy are "in favour of legal reforms", according to a new study led by the University of Leicester. Using a combination of age-appropriate methods, including a "unique set of playing cards", researchers have drawn out their views on topics that included how the legal