Shoosmiths has officially opened its new office in Edinburgh, part of the £350 million mixed-use development at 1 Haymarket Square, with a jazz and cocktail reception attended by over 150 staff and guests. The Edinburgh-based office represents the first occupancy in Haymarket Square, with Shoo
The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) recently drafted an important Power of Attorney (POA) document for one of its clients. The client contacted ALP to request assistance drafting a Continuing (Financial) and Welfare POA document. As a nurse, the client was well aware of how useful a POA document could be
WJM's Rosina Dolan, Alexander Mudie, Steven McBurnie APP Chartered FCSI and Alison Marshall will be running the Edinburgh Marathon Festival relay event on Sunday to raise funds for LGBT Youth Scotland.
But a city is more than a place in space. It is a drama in time. Edinburgh is - the most condensed example, the visible microcosm of the social evolution which is manifest everywhere in the city. – Patrick Geddes. Keynote lecture, London University, July 1904 Few innovative thinkers have been
English Court of Appeal finds DWP policy on Universal Credit advance payments to persons without NI number is flawed
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has ruled that a position taken by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that it is never possible to make advance payments of Universal Credit to claimants who do not possess a National Insurance number at the time of their initial application is flaw
Sir Iain Livingstone, Police Scotland's chief constable, has admitted that the single force is institutionally racist and discriminatory. The revelation follows a review that revealed instances of racism, sexism, and homophobia by active officers. Reports of staff facing repercussions for flagging t
The house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be repurposed as a human rights training centre for Austrian police officers. The redevelopment of the 17th century house in Braunau am Inn at a cost of €20 million will begin later this year after an expert committee rejected alternative proposals to
A bill to enable councils to invest more in local tourism facilities and services through a levy on overnight stays has been published. If passed by the Scottish Parliament, the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill will give councils the power to apply a levy on stays in overnight accommodation based on a p
WorkNest has appointed Gerard O’Hare as legal director for Scotland. In his new role, he will lead WorkNest’s Legal and HR teams across the UK firm’s Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices.
The son of a Church of Scotland minister who first attended the General Assembly 45 years ago has been appointed its new procurator. Jonathan Brodie KC, of Arnot Manderson Advocates, said he is "deeply grateful" to be given the opportunity to take on the role which entails providing legal advic
Lawyer Ray Megson has passed away at the age of 77. "Professionally he served his apprenticeship with Leith firm, Boyd Jameson and shortly after qualifying set up in practice on his own account in 1972 in a Frederick Street office, a bold step and one reflecting self assurance. With his trademark mo
Scotland's unique Children’s Hearings system, currently run by volunteers, could be replaced with paid professionals. Proposals to professionalise the system have been made before, but the new suggestions are part of 97 recommendations for the Scottish government to review.
The criminal trial backlog that built up during the pandemic has been "significantly reduced" but waiting times for the most serious crimes have doubled, according to Scotland's auditor general. Clearing the backlog of cases of serious assault, murder and rape, solemn cases, is proving much more dif
Glasgow man who walked out of court during bank repossession proceedings loses appeal against sheriff’s grant of decree by default
A man who had decree by default granted against him after he walked out of court during a diet of debate has lost a Sheriff Appeal Court challenge against the sheriff’s decision. Appellant Mohammed Aslam was the defender in an action raised in Glasgow Sheriff Court by the Royal Bank of Scotlan
Law students Sam O'Neill and Aidan Wright are the winners of Strathclyde University Mooting Society's Internal Moot Competition.