Crofting Commission wins appeal court ruling preventing tenant crofters erecting wind turbines

The Inner House at the Court of Session has upheld a decision made by the Crofting Commission denying crofters permission to erect land-based wind turbines on the grounds that the result would be "detrimental to the interests of the land owners".

Published 14 September 2020

Linda Walker: The risks of mixing business and pleasure

Linda Walker looks at the risks of mixing business and pleasure in the family home.

Published 10 September 2020

Recent court ruling ‘highly significant’ for Scotland’s foster carers

A fostering couple have won a legal battle against a local authority over employment rights in a legal decision that will be "highly significant" for Scotland's other 4,000 foster carers.

Published 31 August 2020

Webinar: Navigating your business out of COVID-19

A webinar from Balfour and Manson on 30 July will look at the biggest challenges faced by small businesses as they try to get back on their feet in the midst of the pandemic.

Published 23 July 2020

Scott Clair: Scots law of defamation and putting a kilt on Rebekah Vardy

The WAG wars continue as Rebekah Vardy files an action for defamation in the High Court of England & Wales against Colleen Rooney, but how would her action fare in Scotland? Scott Clair tells all.

Published 26 June 2020

Diana Mackenzie runs half marathon in aid of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

Well done to Diana Mackenzie who ran her own version of the Edinburgh Half Marathon in Aberdeen.

Published 3 June 2020

Balfour and Manson marks IWD with inspiring event

Balfour and Manson, the first Scottish legal firm to name a woman as a partner, held an event for female lawyers following in her footsteps to mark International Women’s Day 2020.

Published 10 March 2020

Balfour and Manson’s Diana Mackenzie laces up for My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

A lawyer is going the extra mile to support the foundation set up by sports hero Doddie Weir – by running half-marathons in four different Scottish cities.

Published 6 March 2020

Balfour and Manson raises £6,300 for Children 1st

Balfour and Manson has presented its final donation to Children 1st following a year of fundraising. Throughout 2019, staff at the firm baked, ran and held quizzes, raising an impressive £6,309 for the charity.

Published 5 March 2020

Jamie Foulis becomes sixth family law specialist at Balfour and Manson

A sixth member of the family law team at Balfour and Manson has been accredited as a specialist in the field by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 30 January 2020

Balfour+Manson charity quiz evening raises over £3,000

A fundraising charity quiz evening hosted by Balfour+Manson has raised over £3,000 for an inspirational children's charity.

Published 23 October 2019

Faculty of Advocates awards legal work tender to Balfour and Manson

Balfour and Manson has won a tender process to provide legal services to the Faculty of Advocates – the first new appointment to the role for decades.

Published 15 July 2019

Balfour + Manson’s Fred Tyler retires after 45-year career

One of Scotland’s leading legal experts on medical negligence has retired after more than 45 years.

Published 7 May 2019

Scott Clair: Litigation has entered the 21st century

Scott Clair, solicitor at Balfour+Manson, explores how innovative processes can make dispute resolution quicker, easier and cheaper in the 21st century.

Published 29 April 2019

Elaine Motion: Balfour+Manson’s proud history of female representation continues

Balfour+Manson was the first law firm to assume a female partner in Scotland in 1949, and it continues to promote women on merit, says Elaine Motion.

Published 14 January 2019