Axiom Advocates News

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Axiom Advocates Welcome Two New Members

Axiom Advocates is delighted to welcome 2 new members, David Welsh, the recipient of the Lord Reid Scholar 2016-2017 and Kirsty Tyre.   Prior to calling at the Bar, David was qualified as a solic...

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Assignation of “all sums due” securities: a silver bullet for OneSavings?

Much consternation has been caused by the decision of Sheriff Mann in OneSavings Bank v Burns . Sheriff Mann ruled that an assignation of an “all sums due” sta...

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Dishonest, but not impaired.

The Inner House has a refused an appeal by the Professional Standards Authority against the acquittal of a nurse who admitted dishonesty. In the case of PSA v NMC and SM, the nurse (SM) had admitted ...

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Axiom Advocates Celebrates a Decade in Practice

This month highly-regarded stable Axiom Advocates celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The Edinburgh-based set has enjoyed a phenomenally successful decade since it was established in 2007. Founding m...

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Roddy Dunlop QC appointed Faculty Treasurer

Axiom Advocates are delighted to congratulate Roddy Dunlop QC on his appointment as Faculty Treasurer.   Roddy was admitted to the Faculty in 1998, took silk in 2010 and also served as Axiom Advo...

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Inner House overrules 40 year old authority on “effectually executed diligence”

The interaction between diligence and floating charges has been the subject of significant debate since receivership was introduced to the law of Scotland in 1972. The legislation provides that the ri...

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