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Keith Oliver joins Morton Fraser’s private client team

Morton Fraser has appointed Keith Oliver as a consultant to its private client team.

Published 6 December 2018

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in Scottish Brexit bill case 

Judgment in the Scottish Brexit bill case will be handed down by the Supreme Court on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Published 6 December 2018

Best practice guide on preparing primary legislation republished

A guide aimed at making Scotland’s laws clear, accessible and easy to understand has been republished. 

Published 6 December 2018

Deliveroo riders fail in legal battle for union recongition

Deliveroo riders have lost a legal battle to gain union recognition after the High Court ruled in favour of the delivery company.

Published 6 December 2018

Blackadders' Donna Reynolds accredited as a specialist in discrimination law

Blackadders LLP partner Donna Reynolds has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in discrimination law. 

Published 6 December 2018

Golf business loses trade mark appeal over St Andrews name at EUIPO

The commercial wing of the St Andrews Links Trust has lost its appeal to register the town’s name as an EU trade mark for services relating to golf.

Published 6 December 2018

In pictures... law firms helping those in need this Christmas

Lawyers and staff at Shepherd and Wedderburn have been busy packing donations of food, household items and festive goodies to help The Trussell Trust ensure no family goes without this Christmas.

Published 6 December 2018

Keeper of Registers to provide keynote address at Scots Law 2019 Conveyancing Conference

Jennifer Henderson, the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, will deliver the keynote address at Central Law Training’s Conveyancing Conference.

Published 6 December 2018

Pupils impress bench with advocacy skills in Scottish heat of national mock trial competition

Scotland’s most senior lawyers were treated to an impressive display of future advocacy talent as pupils aged 15 to 18 competed in the Scottish heat of the National Mock Trials Competition, which took place Saturday 1st December at the High Court in Glasgow.

Published 6 December 2018

And finally... mass incarceration

A church in the Netherlands has held a continuous prayer service for more than a month – in aid of a refugee family facing imminent deportation – as police are unable to raid places of worship under Dutch law.

Published 6 December 2018

Slap to child’s head amounted to Children’s Act offence, Sheriff Appeal Court rules

A summary sheriff erred in ruling that a mother’s slap to the head of her four-year-old daughter was not likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health so as to constitute an offence under the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937.

Published 5 December 2018

Gender equality in solicitors' profession improves but significant discrimination remains

Almost 80 per cent of Scottish solicitors and accredited paralegals feel that gender equality has improved in the legal profession over the past five years.

Published 5 December 2018

UK government publishes legal advice on Brexit deal after historic contempt finding

The UK government has published its full legal advice on the draft Brexit deal after government ministers were found to be in contempt of Parliament in an historic first.

Published 5 December 2018

SCTS announces enhancements to Civil Online

A number of enhancements for users involved in simple procedure litigation are being introduced to the Civil Online system on 13 December 2018.

Published 5 December 2018

TLT appoints Damien Bechelli as corporate partner in Glasgow

TLT has appointed Damien Bechelli as corporate partner in Glasgow, who joins from DWF.

Published 5 December 2018