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Family of boy who died in cemetery tragedy to receive six-figure payout

Scotland's biggest council has agreed to pay compensation to the family of a boy who died after a he ...

Published 18 June 2018

Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Jacqueline Moore to lead new department

Jacqueline Moore Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigrati ...

Published 18 June 2018

Holyrood committee makes qualified recommendation of Prescription Bill

A Holyrood committee has recommended that the general principles of the Prescription (Scotland) Bill ...

Published 18 June 2018

Damages Bill introduced at Holyrood

Annabelle Ewing Legislation intended to create a "clearer, fairer and more credible way" of set ...

Published 15 June 2018

Blog: Battling Brexit – challenge over revocability of Article 50 notification rejected

Graham Horn Graham Horn recounts the latest legal episode in the battle against Brexit. In Dec ...

Published 15 June 2018

Rape victim wins legal challenge against tribunal decision to reject claim for criminal injuries compensation

A woman who was raped in the 1960s but did not report the incident to police until nearly 50 years l ...

Published 14 June 2018

Blog: 'Independent contractor' wins worker status

Katy Wedderburn Katy Wedderburn and Rhea McKenzie analyse yesterday's employment judgment from ...

Published 14 June 2018

Scottish government rebuked over poor FOI practices

Joe FitzPatrick The Scottish government's handling of freedom of information requests has been ...

Published 14 June 2018

Brodies commits to advocacy growth with appointment of Tony Jones QC as partner

Tony Jones Brodies has announced the appointment of Tony Jones QC, who joins the firm as a ...

Published 14 June 2018

Tenant farmers’ compensation appeal over human rights breach dismissed

Tenant farmers who challenged a judge’s decision over the calculation of compensation payable ...

Published 13 June 2018

Motorist who claimed justice of the peace ‘lacked impartiality’ loses appeal against conviction for driving while using mobile phone

A motorist found guilty of using a mobile phone while driving who claimed that the justice of the pe ...

Published 12 June 2018

Spanish man detained without good reason suffered ECHR violations

A Spanish man who was detained on the basis of allegations he had sexual relations with minors suffe ...

Published 12 June 2018

Blog: Law clinics and pro bono publico in the internet age

Malcolm Combe Malcolm Combe, a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and chair of the S ...

Published 11 June 2018

Judge rejects request to refer article 50 revocation question to European Court of Justice

A request for a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a ruling on the question ...

Published 8 June 2018

Matheson orders independent review of policing during Miners’ Strike

John Scott QC Scotland will lead the way in the UK in ensuring the experiences of those affecte ...

Published 8 June 2018