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Jonathan Brown: What have the Romans ever done for us?

Jonathan Brown looks at how Roman concepts in Scots law accommodate modern offences. 

Published 29 November 2018

Brodies appointed to Crown Commercial Service panel

Brodies LLP has been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service Wider Public Sector Legal Service Panel in recognition of its full service offering to clients.

Published 29 November 2018

Kirsty McFarlane: Why professional support lawyers are growing in importance

Kirsty McFarlane takes an in-depth look at the role of professional support lawyer.

Published 29 November 2018

Dentons advises Edrington on sale of Cutty Sark whisky brand

Dentons has advised Glasgow-based premium spirits company Edrington on the sale of its Cutty Sark whisky brand to French spirits group La Martiniquaise-Bardinet. The completion of the transfer to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet is expected within a month.

Published 29 November 2018

The ayes have it in ‘fascinating’ rape debate

An engaged audience at a special Faculty of Advocates/Rape Crisis Scotland event heard informed analysis of the issues surrounding independent legal representation for complainers in rape trials.

Published 29 November 2018

Lord Advocate seeks to prosecute Sean Flynn for murder under Double Jeopardy Act

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC has applied to the High Court for authority under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 to set aside the acquittal of Sean Flynn and prosecute him again for the murder of Louise Tiffney in 2002.

Published 29 November 2018

Law Society raises more than £8,500 for Ovarian Cancer Action

Marathon relays, walking the Water of Leith in the snow and numerous bake sales are just a few of the fundraising activities Law Society of Scotland staff have undertaken to raise a total of £8,669 over the last year for Ovarian Cancer Action.

Published 29 November 2018

England: One third of barristers believe laws prohibiting complainant-questioning could prejudice defendants

A third of criminal barristers have said that laws prohibiting the questioning of rape complainants could prejudice defendants, The Times reports.

Published 29 November 2018

Germany: Alleged death camp guard, 95, faces trial as accessory to 36,000 murders

A 95-year-old man has been charged by German prosecutors with over 36,000 counts of accessory to murder because of his alleged role as a death camp guard.

Published 29 November 2018

Dentons' Amanda Jones discusses women in law with Dundee Diploma students

Students at Dundee University have heard from an employment lawyer who took up a unique role at a major law firm this year.

Published 29 November 2018

Note the date: 18 December for charity carol concert

The Faculty of Advocates Choir is fine-tuning its festive songbook, ready for the traditional charity carol concert.

Published 29 November 2018

And finally... picture this

A wedding photographer who allegedly had sex with one of the wedding guests and then urinated outside the venue has been arrested.

Published 29 November 2018

Common law damages claim over vaginal mesh product to proceed to full hearing

A common law case brought by a woman who claims to have suffered “loss, injury and damage” as a result of medical treatment involving a vaginal mesh product will proceed to a full hearing despite the manufacturer’s attempts to have the action dismissed.

Published 28 November 2018

DWF's Andrew Lothian appointed Scottish regional representative of FOIL

DWF Scotland's head of general insurance Andrew Lothian has been appointed as the Scottish regional representative of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), succeeding Elena Fry, partner at Brodies LLP.

Published 28 November 2018

Cloch Solicitors partially succeeds with 'legal engineer' trade mark application

Cloch Solicitors has partially succeeded in its application to trademark the phrase "legal engineer" at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), which threw out the application in five areas but allowed it to proceed in five more, The Herald reports.

Published 28 November 2018