A new approach aimed at reducing domestic abuse-related homicides and suicides has received backing. The proposals for a Domestic Homicide and Suicide Review Model would help identify what lessons can be learned and applied following the death of a partner, ex-partner, or child where abuse is suspec
The Scottish Legal Aid Board has confirmed that as at 1 June 2023 there were 975 lawyers on the Criminal Legal Aid Register, following a freedom of information request by the Scottish Solicitors Bar Association (SSBA). Of those 975, however, 238 received no payment for criminal legal aid in the year
Criminal barristers in Northern Ireland are to stage a one-day strike on Friday 17 November 2023 in an escalating dispute over delays in legal aid payments. The local Criminal Bar Association (CBA) previously balloted members on a withdrawal of services in response to “unprecedented and worsen
Scotland's legal aid system "can't cope" with demand and there is a risk of a "total collapse of justice in Scotland", a senior criminal defence lawyer has said after being unable to find counsel for a serious High Court case. Ian Moir, partner at Moir and Sweeney Litigation, tweeted on Friday that
Scotland's legal aid system is in "deep crisis" and requires urgent reform, the Law Society of Scotland has said following the publication of figures showing a 14 per cent increase in legal aid spend in the past year. The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) yesterday published its annual report showing
Tony Lenehan KC was the top earner on the Scottish legal aid scheme last year, taking in £400,000 in fees – up 16 per cent on the previous year, when he was second to Donald Findlay KC. The annual figures published today show Ronaldo Renucci KC taking second place with £336,000 in
Dr Gloria Alvarez, senior lecturer in law at Aberdeen University, has been selected to be part of the 2023-2024 ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America.
Hannah Chowdhry (credit: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award / Rachel Palmer) Hannah Chowdhry, a law student at the University of Aberdeen, has been recognised as a 'Leadership Trailblazer' by This is Youth, an award ceremony organised by the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.
A doctoral student studying the concept of unfitness for trial is looking for research participants from the legal profession. Danielle Dyason, a PhD student in clinical psychology at Edinburgh University, is looking at legal and healthcare professionals’ views on the definition, terminology,
Digital assets and the legal framework surrounding them will be the focus of a new research project funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). A team from the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Commercial Law consisting of Dr Burcu Yüksel Ripley, Dr Alisdair MacPherson and Luci Care
The student-run Law Clinic at the University of Strathclyde has been named a winner in the Herald’s Law Awards of Scotland, in recognition of its work in giving access to justice to communities in the Glasgow area.
A woman who admitted to assaulting a fast food worker has been sentenced to two months' work in a fast food restaurant. Rosemary Hayne, 39, threw a burrito bowl in the face of the manager of a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio in an assault which was captured on video and went viral on social media.
Catholic nuns who own shares in gun maker Smith & Wesson are suing the company over its manufacturing of "mass-killing assault weapons". New York law firm Newman Ferrara LLP is representing the coalition of four congregations of Catholic sisters who have filed the stockholder derivative lawsuit
Hundreds of thousands of litres of counterfeit olive oil have been seized as part of a wide-ranging criminal investigation into an international olive oil racket. Spanish and Italian police, working with Europol, arrested 11 people in closely co-ordinated raids targeting a gang believed to be produc
UEFA has launched an investigation after "sex noises" disrupted the draw of groups for the Euro 2024 championship and were broadcast internationally. "Unexplained moaning noises" could be heard as members of Group A – of Germany, Scotland, Hungary and Switzerland – were drawn in Hamburg,