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A former inmate at a Chinese prison has claimed in a new lawsuit that he was subjected to five months' forced labour in which he made products for American company Milwaukee Tool. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the former prisoner of Chishan Prison in China’s Hunan Province, who uses the p

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Black Chambers has welcomed several new members. Richard Goddard KC, Paul Keenan, and Louis Bendle have joined the stable after calling to the bar last week. Mr Goddard comes to the bar as a highly respected senior counsel, having practised as a solicitor advocate in the High Court for 11 years befo

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Lord Boyd of Duncansby has retired from the bench following a distinguished career. He qualified as a solicitor in 1978, became an advocate in 1983 and took silk in 1995. He practised at Caesar & Howie from 1978 to 1982 and as an advocate from 1983 to 1997, building up a practice in civil and pa

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Commercial real estate specialist Leanne Hill has joined Blackadders LLP as a partner in Aberdeen. Ms Hill has 18 years’ experience in commercial property in the city and across the central belt of Scotland. She has joined from Pinsent Masons where she was a senior associate.

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Police responding to bloodcurdling screams coming from an old barn discovered it was being used by a theatre group to rehearse a production of Frankenstein. The Bradfordians Dramatic Society was interrupted by Wiltshire Police while rehearsing a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous 19th-century

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Glasgow-headquartered Complete Clarity Solicitors has posted a boost in turnover to £1.9 million, alongside a permanent shift to a four-day working week for all employees. Billy Smith, director of Complete Clarity Solicitors and Simplicity Legal, said: “Our focus in the year has been to

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Ross Crawford, Donald Mackay and Rebecca Osborne have been welcomed to Compass after all three called to the bar today. Prior to calling to the bar, Mr Crawford worked with Clyde & Co and typically handled an interesting and complex range of matters involving fatalities and complex injuries. He

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