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Scottish Legal Aid Board wins appeal against judge’s ruling to revoke grant of legal aid

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has successfully appealed against a judge’s ruling to reduce its ...

Published 24 May 2018

SCOLAG responds to Carloway on rape trials

Eamon Keane Eamon Keane, solicitor and convener of the Scottish Legal Action Group (SCOLAG), re ...

Published 14 May 2018

Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences

A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed ...

Published 2 May 2018

Lord Carloway says rape complainers 'should not attend court'

Lord Carloway Lord Carloway has said rape complainers should not be made to attend court. Speaking ...

Published 1 May 2018

Motorist who challenged accident damages award over ‘dishonest claim’ loses appeal

A motorist who reversed his car into another vehicle but claimed that the other driver “exaggerate ...

Published 16 April 2018

Judges publish reasons for rejecting Rangers chairman’s appeal against court order to make £11m share offer

Appeal judges have published their reasons for rejecting a challenge by the chairman of Rangers Foot ...

Published 13 April 2018

Energy company wins appeal in £130m damages claim against contractor over hydroelectric scheme tunnel collapse

An energy company which was seeking £130 million in damages from an engineering contractor followin ...

Published 11 April 2018

Housing association tenant’s appeal for ‘right to buy’ property dismissed

A housing association tenant whose application to purchase her home under “right to buy” legisla ...

Published 10 April 2018

Appeal Court dismisses council’s damages claim against architects over failed social housing development

A Scottish local authority which raised an action for £12 million in damages over the loss of a soc ...

Published 28 March 2018

Estate owner loses appeal in dispute with national park authority over public access rights to land

The owners of a Scottish estate who were seeking to challenge a decision to the effect that they had ...

Published 27 March 2018

Appeal judges grant permission to proceed in legal challenge over revocability of Article 50

A petition seeking judicial review of the United Kingdom Government’s “position” on the revoca ...

Published 20 March 2018

Faculty hosts 'inspiring' IWD advocacy event

Pictured (L-R): Anna Poole QC, Maryam Labaki, Angela Grahame QC, and Claire Mitchell A cele ...

Published 9 March 2018

Faculty to celebrate International Women's Day with exhibition and talks

Victoria Young The Faculty of Advocates’ Laigh Hall is expected to be full to capacity for a sp ...

Published 1 March 2018

Installation as sheriff a 'tremendous privilege' for former prosecutor

A former prosecutor has described his installation as sheriff in Greenock as a “tremendous privile ...

Published 1 March 2018

New Keeper of the Registers of Scotland appointed

Jennifer Henderson Jennifer Henderson has been appointed as the new Keeper of the Registers of Scot ...

Published 28 February 2018