Gordon Jackson KC is now suspended from practice for 15 weeks after abandoning a judicial review of a professional misconduct ruling made against him by the Faculty of Advocates. Mr Jackson, 75, stepped down from his role as dean after a video clip from a phone showed him naming complainers in the t
Scotland's legal aid sector has been "left in the dark" for another year, the Law Society of Scotland has said in the wake of First Minister Humza Yousaf's unveiling of his first programme for government. Mr Yousaf yesterday announced welcome changes in areas of concern for the justice sector includ
The Bar Council of Ireland has called on criminal barristers to take part in a one-day strike this October in a major escalation of its campaign for fee restoration, our sister publication Irish Legal News reports. Sara Phelan SC, chair, said the Bar Council had been "left with no choice" as a resul
The Law Society of England and Wales has been granted permission by the High Court to bring a judicial review challenge against the UK government over legal aid. The application for permission was made after the government failed to increase criminal defence solicitors’ legal aid rates by the
Prosecution barristers are to receive a 15 per cent pay rise after a deal was made with the Treasury. The director of public prosecutions announced that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had “secured additional funding” from ministers.
The Law Society of Scotland has described the Scottish government’s confirmation of an additional £11 million for legal aid as ‘a step in the right direction’ but called for urgent progress on a formal review mechanism to ensure the sector remains sustainable. Legal aid solic
Date/timeThu 5 October 202317:00 - 18:00 Since our foundation in 1707, Edinburgh Law School has been at the heart of legal education and research. We are a world-leading law school shaped over many centuries by our values and beliefs, commitment to excellence, and the passion and achievements of our
A new university course for Scottish paralegals has been created to support career development while meeting the needs of the legal sector. The Law Society of Scotland has partnered with Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen to offer an accredited qualification tailored to paralegals, the first
Abertay University's LLB degree has been ranked first in Scotland and the UK for teaching satisfaction in a major survey. The National Student Survey (NSS) is the sector’s key measure on student satisfaction – Abertay ranked third among Scotland’s 18 universities in the 2023 result
Almira Delibegović-Broome KC, advocate and chair of JUSTICE Scotland, will deliver the Opening of the Academic Year Alumni Lecture 2023 at Edinburgh Law School next month. She will speak about migration, the rule of law and the roles of lawyers. This event will be held in the Usha Kasera Lectu
The Centre for Private International Law at the University of Aberdeen has announced the appointment of Dr Michiel Poesen and Dr Patricia Živković as the new co-convenors of the Conflict of Laws Section by the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS). Dr Poesen's teaching and research interests are in civi
An English police chief has been referred to a watchdog after being accused of falsely presenting himself as a veteran of the Falklands War. Nick Adderley, chief constable of Northamptonshire Police, has been regularly pictured wearing the South Atlantic Medal awarded to those who served in the 1982
Police fined a motorist after spotting a large dog behind the wheel of a speeding car. Slovakian police have released a photo they say shows a "brown hunting dog smiling beautifully into the camera, obediently sitting behind the wheel of a Škoda and peering through the windshield".
A medicinal cannabis farm has seen its entire crop wiped out by an invading herd of sheep who ate around 300kg of cannabis, according to reports. Yannis Bourounis, owner of the farm in Almyros, Greece, told In.gr that the sheep ate everything that was left after Storm Daniel destroyed most of the pl
A police officer who arrested and handcuffed a Chucky doll – from the horror film franchise Child's Play – has been disciplined. The owner of the doll was arrested in the Mexican city of Monclova after reports that he was using Chucky and a real knife to scare people and ask th
A couple who threatened to raise an action against an airline after spending a 13-hour flight seated next to a farting dog have received a refund.