Publication: Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Turcan Connell announces appointment of Alexis Graham

News reelTodayAlexis Graham moves from Maclay Murray & Spens as associate in Tax and Succession team17 Apr 14Association of Personal Injury Lawyers urges clarification about impact of losses to the public purse17 Apr 14Senators of the College of Justice ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Turcan Connell announces promotions, including new partner appointment

News In Focus TodayTurcan Connell has announced a range of promotions, including the appointment of Alix Storrie as a new partner.Other promotions at the firm include:Paul MacaulayPaul specialises in the areas of trusts, asset protection and succession ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Inner House judges to dispense with robes

News In Focus TodayFrom Tuesday 22 April 2014 Senators of the College of Justice sitting in the Inner House will no longer wear formal robes and wigs when hearing civil appeals.Following a proposal by the Lord President the judges sitting in the Inner ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers warn of fees loss from civil court reforms

News In Focus TodayCourt reform plans are set to leave a ‘massive black hole’ in public purse, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has warned.They say that government plans to move personal injury cases out of the Court of Session will leave ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Scottish Court Service publishes Corporate Plan

News In Focus TodayThe Scottish Court Service (SCS) has published the organisation’s Corporate Plan for 2014 - 2017.Over the next three years, the Court Service will be at the heart of significant changes to Scotland’s justice system.SCS Chief Executive ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Human rights/rule of law "in crisis", says Council of Europe report

News In Focus TodayA crisis unprecedented since the end of the cold war in Europe is facing human rights, democracy and the rule of law, according to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.In a report published today, Thorbjørn Jagland, who heads ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate associate hire at WJM

News In Focus TodayLegal firm Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) has added to its corporate team with the recruitment of Michael Drysdale as an associate.Formerly with MacRoberts, Mr Drysdale will work with Ken Long, focusing on high growth company investments, ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Double jeopardy application granted in "World's End" murder case

News In Focus TodayA retrial is to take place of the man previously acquitted of the World's End pub murders in 1977, following the first successful application by the Crown under the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011.It was disclosed yesterday that ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

"Groundless threats" IP law should be reformed, Commission says

News In Focus TodayProtection against groundless threats of infringement proceedings in relation to patents, trade marks and design rights should remain, but the law should be reformed, according to a report published today.The proposals come from the ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed carers provision may have gaps, Society warns

News In Focus TodayProposed legal reforms in support provision for carers could miss some of those in most need of help, according to the Law Society of Scotland.The Society was responding today to a Scottish Government consultation on planned carers ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Government contracts to adopt Scottish arbitration for disputes

News In Focus TodayScottish arbitration is now the Scottish Government’s default resolution mechanism for contractual disputes, ministers have announced.Roseanna Cunningham, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, said that a clause providing ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

SYLA does EYBA - proud

Article TodayA report on the Spring Conference which has left European delegates enthusiastic over their first visit to Edinburghby Emma BoffeyLast November, I wrote in the Journal fresh from attending the European Young Bar Association (EYBA) International ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]

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SCS Chief Executive Eric McQueen said: "Our priority is to make sure that our service to the judiciary, the courts, the PublicPublic Guardian and the tribunals fully matches the expectations of 21st century Scotland."
...on the rise throughout the continent, and with people’s rights also being threatened by the impact of the economic crisis and growing inequalities, "The Council of Europe and its member states must act urgently to stop this erosion of fundamental rights."
It comments: "Our recommendations will tackle the pressing problems in the current law, but do not address the more fundamental issue of the uneasy relationship between UK national law and the enforcement of"
...This creates the potential, it believes, for those who fall outwith that framework to be overlooked and not provided with the support they need. "We would suggest that there should be a duty to provide support to all carers and young carers where a need has been identified or support requested" , its response states

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Turcan Connell announces appointment of Alexis ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
Turcan Connell announces promotions, including ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
Inner House judges to dispense with robes [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Scottish Court Service publishes Corporate Plan [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Lawyers warn of fees loss from civil court reforms [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Human rights/rule of law "in crisis", says Coun... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
Corporate associate hire at WJM [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
Double jeopardy application granted in "World's... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
"Groundless threats" IP law should be reformed,... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
Proposed carers provision may have gaps, Societ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
Government contracts to adopt Scottish arbitrat... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Risk assessments and OLRs [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
People on the move [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Good linking [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
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Gold dust data [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Clients: on good terms? [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
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Ask Ash: Too much information [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
SYLA does EYBA - proud [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Home reports not meeting objectives, Society cl... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Promotions and new directors at Pagan Osborne [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Strategy needed for EU justice programme, peers... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Court reform: does it add up? [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Silence is golden [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Diverse perspectives [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Rewards for the virtuous [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Moving times [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Abolition of all guardianship and mental health... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 12 2014]
Estate handling, Irish style [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 12 2014]
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