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The widower of an advocate who died after a medical device allegedly gave him a fatal dose of insulin has called for the use of the system to be paused. Paul McNairney died in November last year at the age of 39 after spending several days in intensive care.

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Campbell Colin Watson passed away on 26 November at the age of 74. "Mr Watson died peacefully at home in November after a short illness. Born in 1947 in London, Campbell was sent to board at Drumtochty Castle Preparatory School and later Fettes College in Edinburgh. The experience perhaps instilled

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The 1781 case of a former slave who found himself in a legal dispute is among newly digitised Court of Session papers, The Herald reports. "Having endured the horror of enslavement working on board merchant vessels between Greenock and the West Indies, James Graham’s fortunes appeared to have

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Lawyers across Scotland are withdrawing from legal aid schemes due to their continuing dispute with the Scottish government over fees. Solicitors in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the Borders are not participating in duty solicitor schemes in a move that should cause widespread delays to court proceedings

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Particular complications can arise in claims involving multiple parties, not least when some of those involved wish to reach a settlement but others do not. Three recently issued judgments have highlighted some of the pitfalls to be avoided. In Loretto Housing Association Ltd v Cruden Buildings and

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Barrister Amal Clooney has been made a fellow of the WS Society. Ms Clooney, a member of Doughty Street Chambers, expressed her thanks to the trustees “for considering me for this honour alongside distinguished colleagues who I consider mentors and friends”.

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It's a new start for the New Year at Scottish Legal News as we welcome you to our new-look newsletter and website. The new, cleaner and sleeker newsletter is designed to improve readability for our 14,000 daily subscribers, particularly those who access the newsletter on phones.

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The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal in part of a board claiming entitlement to give instructions on behalf of the Central Bank of Venezuela and has dismissed the cross-appeal of a contender board. Lord Lloyd–Jones, with whom Lord Reed, Lord Hodge, Lord Hamblen and Lord Leggatt

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It has been another difficult year for us all as the threat from the virus ebbs and flows. Against this backdrop, the ideological fault lines in wider society have become clearly visible in the legal profession too: whether in debates about the powers of the executive and judiciary or the presumptio

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Today we include comments from Stephen's fellow members of Faculty and the wider profession. They attest to his kindness, intelligence and humility as well as the grief and deep well of feeling his death has brought to all who knew him. Advocate Calum Wilson, who devilled with Stephen, said: "I

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Dear Editor, The Faculty of Advocates is, understandably, opposed to the suggested independent regulator for legal services in Scotland. I am not and never have been a member of Faculty and so I am independent in the true sense. I am not in the Dean’s pocket, nor is he in mine.

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Pre-tax profits at Ledingham Chalmers have risen to £4 million, up from last year’s £3.6m. Turnover in the latest period totalled £12.3m, down from £12.7m the year before.

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