Two new directors at the Faculty of Advocates

Astrid Smart and Hugh Olson take on senior roles

SYLA annual meeting elects new committee

Chiara Pieri becomes President as Ayla Iridag steps down

Commission brings Scots definitions of homicide under review

New discussion paper puts options to redefine murder and culpable homicide

Head hire as Simpson & Marwick moves back into family law

David Coutts joins from Turcan Connell to build new team

Supreme Court offers Bar hopefuls diversity internships

New programme hoped to lead towards more diverse judiciary

Shoosmiths expands Scottish team with series of hires

Seven solicitors and two paralegals join in Glasgow and Edinburgh

RIPA surveillance regime held a breach of human rights

Strasbourg court finds 2000 Act powers too wide for Convention

BTO's Motion takes chair at data protection firm

BTO partner Alastair Dunn joins him on board

Inksters adds three consultants – and an island base

New team members are based in Glasgow, Inverness, and the Isle of Eigg

Legal aid support options aired as further talks held

Government sets out possible ways to use balance of resilience fund

Howard League calls for less remand as big jump reported

Nearly a quarter of Scottish prisoners are awaiting trial

LCF to host Moderator Wallace for interview

Janys Scott QC to question new Moderator Lord Wallace QC in Zoom session