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Stronachs builds employment law team with further new partner hire

Stronachs LLP has created one of the largest specialist employment teams in the north-east of Scotland with the appointment of Anya Duncan as a new partner.

Published 25 August 2015

Partner hire builds MMS capital projects team

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has re-hired capital projects expert Stewart Maciver (pictured) from CMS, bringing in further experience in public procurement and infrastructure projects.

Published 25 August 2015

Scottish Council of Law Reporting makes more cases available

Anthony Kinahan, Secretary, The Scottish Council of Law Reporting, writes:

Published 25 August 2015

SYLA announces first five free events for 2015/16

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA), returning from its Summer break, has announced the first five in a series of free events in its 2015/2016 calendar.

Published 25 August 2015

Police staff survey to reveal force at 'breaking point'

The chairman of the Scottish Police Federation has said the first major survey of Police Scotland staff will reveal a police force at "breaking point".

Published 25 August 2015

Salmond calls for Thomas Muir to be pardoned

Former First Minister Alex Salmond MP has called for a posthumous pardon to be granted to persecuted Scottish reformer Thomas Muir of Huntershill.

Published 25 August 2015

Sheku Bayoh's family has 'lost confidence' in PIRC

The lawyer representing the family of Sheku Bayoh, who died in police custody in Kirkcaldy in May, has said the family no longer has confidence in the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) inquiry into his death.

Published 25 August 2015

England: fake McKenzie friend jailed for three years

A man who falsely advertised himself as a McKenzie friend has been jailed in England for three years.

Published 25 August 2015

Marathon fundraising effort by BLM for Macmillan Cancer Support

A team of 22 lawyers, solicitors, associates and administrators from the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices of BLM in Scotland have raised a staggering £16,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by participating in the recent Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF).  BLM’s marathon fundraising effort was the biggest team donation for the charity from this year’s EMF.

Published 25 August 2015

Allan McDougall Solicitors raises £1,200 for Marie Curie

A team from Allan McDougall Solicitors has raised in excess of £1,200 for cancer charity Marie Curie.

Published 25 August 2015

Crown wins appeal against sheriff’s ‘not proven’ ruling over non-harassment order breach

The Crown has successfully challenged a sheriff’s decision to acquit a man of breaching a non-harassment order.

Published 24 August 2015

Personal injury specialist sheriffs appointed

Six sheriffs have been appointed as specialists who will sit in Scotland’s new Sheriff Personal Injury Court.

Published 24 August 2015

Burness Paull staff celebrate strong results with bonuses

Burness Paull has reported strong full-year results with revenue up 11 per cent to £51m, in the year to July with profits up by 12 per cent in the same period rising to an impressive £23 million.

Published 24 August 2015