Jonathan Rennie, an employment partner at TLT, has been appointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. CAS is the supreme court of sports dispute resolution. It is independent of any
Property investor who claimed he did not know he signed personal guarantees loses action for reduction in Outer House
A property investor who sought the reduction of three personal guarantees granted by him to the Royal Bank of Scotland has been unsuccessful in establishing misrepresentation in an action before the Outer House of the Court of Session. Ved Parkash, 74, argued that he had signed the guarantees on the
It can be tempting to skip over environmental clauses in leases as just being "boilerplate". However, in the context of environmental contamination, to do so could have unexpected and costly implications for landlords and tenants. In the current market, environmental and sustainability provisions ar
Australia has won the latest round in a long-running battle with New Zealand beekeepers over whose honey can be labelled as mānuka honey. Mānuka honey is produced by bees foraging on nectar from mānuka trees, which are indigenous to both countries.
An MSP has called for the Scottish Parliament to instruct an independent KC-led inquiry into some of the Scottish Housing Regulator’s interventions and approach to regulation in general. In a recent speech to the Scottish Parliament, Stirling constituency representative Evelyn Tweed said she f
A 67-year-old waterfowl enthusiast has been sentenced for killing multiple birds. Barry Nicolle, who runs an exotic wildfowl breeding farm in Dumfries and Galloway, has been given a Community Payback Order and ordered to carry out 216 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty at Dumfries Sheriff Co
Solicitor Aamer Anwar has criticised plans for juryless trials as well as former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's comments over them. Last week, Ms Sturgeon claimed that even before “the ink was dry on the draft legislation and without a single word of debate… fixed positions had been s
The Scotch Whisky Association’s legal affairs team has been awarded the best Not-For-Profit Organisation Team of the Year at the World Trademark Review Awards in Singapore.
The Law Commission of England and Wales has today published proposals for the reform of sexual offence prosecutions, including introducing juryless trials. Similar proposals in Scotland, predicated on research that did not use actual juries, have incurred the wrath of the legal profession in recent
Addleshaw Goddard has launched its search for the best high-growth tech businesses to join its AG Elevate programme – an accelerator for those looking to scale up. AG Elevate is a fast-track 10-month programme designed to advance tech businesses in all sectors of the economy through legal chal
Pinsent Masons' Fred Banning has passed away at the age of 40 after a period of illness. Mr Banning was a highly respected and widely known legal communications professional and founder of Fifth Day. He was a valued member of Pinsent Masons for 13 years, having joined McGrigors in the summer of 2010
English judge rejects damages claim brought on behalf of 1.6m people based on NHS data transferred to Google
A judge of the High Court of England and Wales has dismissed a representative claim for misuse of private information brought against Google UK arising from its partnership with a London NHS Trust to develop an app for clinical treatment. Andrew Prismall sought to bring a claim for damages on behalf
A woman who tried to board a plane wearing six kilograms of clothing to avoid a baggage fee has been fined. Adriana Ocampo, a 19-year-old from Australia, filmed her attempted travel hack on a flight from Melbourne to Adelaide, the New York Post reports.
Blackadders has appointed Sylvia McCullagh as a legal director in its property team. She joins from Balfour Manson and brings with her extensive conveyancing experience. Based in the firm’s Edinburgh office, she will build on the achievements of the residential property and will work closely w
A record €1.2 billion fine is to be imposed on Facebook owner Meta following GDPR breaches related to personal data transfers between the EU/EEA and the US. Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) initially proposed not imposing a fine on Meta in its draft decision last summer, but was overr