Request a Callback
Your Name (*)

Invalid Input
Your Telephone Number (*)

Invalid Input
Captcha
Captcha

Invalid Input



quotes-open

Call today on 0141 552 9193 and a solicitor will call you back within two hours

quotes-close

The Glasgow Law Practice

We are a law practice with a number of offices throughout Glasgow including two offices in Glasgow city centre. This site is NOT a referral site. If you contact our firm one of our solicitors will speak with you to provide some free initial advice.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Login

Glasgow Law Practice

We are a law practice with a number of offices throughout Glasgow including two offices in Glasgow city centre. This site is NOT a referral site. If you contact our firm one of our solicitors will speak with you to provide some free initial advice.

Armed Robbery in Glasgow City Centre - What Could Suspects Be Charged With?

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

Around noon yesterday (24th September), a gang of four men raided jewellers in the Argyll Arcade between Buchanan Street and Argyle Street in Glasgow. Masked and armed with hammers and axes, the suspects are yet to be identified, although police have recovered a white Volkswagen Golf abandoned in Townhead, believed to be the get away vehicle.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 76

Fall in Crime against UK Businesses

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

There has been a sharp drop in crimes committed against UK businesses, according to recently released figures from AXA Business Insurance.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 81

Scottish Property Market Reaches Four-Year High

Posted by on in Conveyancing & Estate Agency

Annual property growth has reached a four-year high in Scotland, according to the latest LSL Acadata house price index.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 138

Government Publishes Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland

Posted by on in Uncategorized

This week (20 August 2014) the Scottish government published the Digital Strategy for Justice in Scotland. The Strategy aims to create a more modern, user-focussed justice system.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 118

MacAskill on Roll-out of Armed Police Policy

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has made a statement defending a recent change in national policy allowing some police officers to carry handguns while on patrol in Scotland.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 114

Court Determines Custodial Sentence ‘not appropriate’ for Boxing Promoter in Mortgage Fraud and Money Laundering Case

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

A Scottish boxing promoter, Barry Hughes has won his appeal and had his prison sentence for mortgage fraud and money laundering quashed, after judges ruled that a custodial term was “not appropriate”.  

...
Continue reading
Hits: 210

Number of Facebook and Twitter Crimes Rocket in Scotland

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

Statistics, recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, show a surge in crimes relating to the social media sites Facebook and Twitter in Scotland. Five years ago, a mere 43 crimes were linked to the sites, but this number has rocketed in the last year with Police Scotland receiving 2,710 complaints.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 185

Forthcoming Guidance on Scottish Prisoner Voting Welcomed

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

Howard League Scotland, the penal reform organisation, has welcomed a response from the Director of Strategy and Innovation that the Scottish Prison Service, in partnership with the Electoral Commission, are preparing guidance for those in prison who are entitled to vote, and those likely to be released in time to vote, in the referendum.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 171

Scottish Forced Marriage Law at a Crossroads

Posted by on in Family Law

Recently, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 made forcing someone into marriage a crime in England and Wales, almost 3 years after the Forced Marriage etc (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011, which aims to prevent anyone forcing marriage upon another and to protect those if a forced marriage has already taken place, was introduced in Scotland.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 192

Making Scotland safer for women and girls

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

Everyone is entitled to feel safe and respected, but the sad fact is that many in Scotland, particularly women and girls, do not. Last week, the Scottish Government launched the Equally Safe strategy which is aimed at eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 175

Confidence in the Housing Market Cools

Posted by on in Conveyancing & Estate Agency

There has been drop in consumer confidence in the housing market, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA), which could help to reduce fears of a UK-wide housing bubble.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 167

Transport Arrangements for Glasgow 2014

Posted by on in Glasgow Solicitors

Information on how the transport network around Glasgow will be affected during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been published by Glasgow City Council.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 175

Tougher Powers to Seize Criminal Gains

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

New proposals to tackle organised crime have been announced by the UK and Scottish Governments.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 223

Glasgow 2014 Reveals Revamped Hampden Park

Posted by on in Glasgow Solicitors

Scotland’s national stadium, Hampden Park, has been unveiled by Glasgow 2014 following its transformation into a world-class athletics arena.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 195

Scottish Doorstep Crime Operation Deemed a Success

Posted by on in Glasgow Solicitors

A national operation aimed at preventing doorstop crime, has been carried out successfully by Police Scotland working alongside other agencies and local authorities.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 234

Help to Buy Scheme Helps Scottish House Buyers

Posted by on in Conveyancing & Estate Agency

Around 1,000 people in Scotland have bought a new home through the UK Government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, according to new Government figures. The majority (80%) of these home purchasers were first-time buyers.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 241

Sports Personality of the Year Comes to Glasgow

Posted by on in Glasgow Solicitors

The BBC has recently announced that Glasgow is to host this year’s Sports Personality of the Year.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 215

Flats in Scotland Selling Significantly Above Asking Price

Posted by on in Conveyancing & Estate Agency
Flats in Scotland are selling significantly above their asking price according to the latest Scottish House Price Report, released by s1homes.

Flats are generally selling for £11,000 more than their asking price, though it should be noted that average selling price did fall for a second quarter.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 254

Anti-Knife Crime Programme Goes National

Posted by on in Criminal Defence

The Scottish Government has announced that £550,000 will be made available to fund the wider implementation of a campaign to tackle knife-crime.

...
Continue reading
Hits: 226