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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

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

Blog: Lead consultants – liable for what?

Kathleen McAnea Kathleen McAnea outlines why developers should review a recent case when p ...

Published 24 May 2018

New simple procedure does not change sheriff’s powers in dealing with undefended cases, appeal court rules

The Sheriff Appeal Court has published a judgment in three test cases concerning the court’s a ...

Published 23 May 2018

Deadline approaches for responses to consultation on Simple Procedure Rules

Lawyers, advice agencies and all those with in an interest in the operation of simple procedure in t ...

Published 23 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

US: Parents successfully evict 30-year-old son who refuses to leave family home

A judge has ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents’ house following a legal batt ...

Published 23 May 2018

Widow’s legal action against son and daughter-in-law over sale of family home dismissed

A widow who sued her son and daughter-in-law following a dispute over the sale of the former family ...

Published 22 May 2018

Court building transferred to Stonehaven Town Partnership

Pictured: (L-R) Juan Ignacio Gonzalez Tejero, Estates Manager (SCTS), John Robson (Trustee of Ston ...

Published 22 May 2018

Scott Blair in legal first for Union Terrace Gardens

Scott Blair Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen has taken a critical step on the road to transfor ...

Published 22 May 2018

Appeal against sentence allowed after sheriff ‘misdirected’ herself on question of discount

A man who was jailed for 22 months for throwing a paving stone through a neighbour’s window ha ...

Published 21 May 2018

Germany: Unprecedented asylum proceedings place two-year-old in the dock

A two-year-old child ended up in the dock at Frankfurt District Court during asylum proceedings in a ...

Published 21 May 2018

Lady Hale lectures on balance between privacy and publicity

Lady Hale In an address given in London this month, Supreme Court President Lady Hale look ...

Published 21 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