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Debt decrees against Scottish companies rise sharply

The number of debt decrees registered against Scottish companies rose sharply during the first quart ...

Published 24 May 2018

England: Mother convicted for forcing daughter into marriage in legal first

A mother who forced her daughter into an arranged marriage with a relative almost twice her age has ...

Published 23 May 2018

Preventing child abduction on Scottish government's legislative agenda following solicitor's campaign

Yousif Ahmed The issue of international parental child abduction is now on the Scottish governm ...

Published 22 May 2018

New SLCC Chair: current legal complaints system 'not fit for purpose'

The new chair of the independent body for complaints about the Scottish legal profession has called ...

Published 18 May 2018

Fears of England becoming 'maintenance capital' in divorce cases exaggerated

Jane Mair Claims that England could become the "maintenance capital" of the UK after an artisto ...

Published 18 May 2018

Blog: Outer House arguments over lawfulness of abortion treatment at home

Dr Robert Brett Taylor and Dr Adelyn L M Wilson summarise a judicial review case, currently at aviza ...

Published 18 May 2018

England: Bar watchdog to tackle discrimination of women barristers

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has announced how it intends to work with the profession to eliminat ...

Published 18 May 2018

Law Society raises concerns over proposed changes to road traffic offences

Drivers accused of ‘minor’ road traffic offences should retain the right to go to court ...

Published 17 May 2018

England: CPS fined £325,000 over loss of sensitive video recordings

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner&rs ...

Published 17 May 2018

England: European requalification rules relaxed to attract English lawyers after Brexit

Regulators in France and Belgium are allowing English lawyers to requalify even if they do not speak ...

Published 16 May 2018

UK police forces told to address concerns over facial recognition systems or face legal action

The UK’s police forces must address concerns over the use of facial recognition technology or ...

Published 16 May 2018

Supreme Court begins hearing mixed-sex civil partnership case

Photo credit:UK Supreme Court The Supreme Court has begun hearing an appeal by a mixed-sex coup ...

Published 14 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

Professional negligence conference considers key Scottish cases

Lawyers received a high-level update and review of law and procedure in non-medical professional neg ...

Published 10 May 2018

England: Courts reform behind schedule and potentially unachievable

Amyas Morse The ambitious reform programme set out by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) ...

Published 9 May 2018