Kapil Summan

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Scottish Legal News is sad to report that highly respected silk and principal crown counsel Stephen O'Rourke QC has died suddenly at the age of 45. It is understood that Mr O’Rourke's body was discovered at his home yesterday afternoon.

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Lawyers, judges and students gathered in Edinburgh yesterday evening to celebrate the bicentenary of Session Cases. Seemingly at risk of being delayed until the tercentenary, the event was finally able to take place in Parliament Hall. It was hosted by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR), w

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Lord Hope of Craighead has recalled how, when sitting in a murder case, he realised police had arrested the wrong individual, "who was then accused and convicted". The crossbench peer was speaking in the Lords in support of amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which contains

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Defence solicitors will not enter Edinburgh Sheriff Court today after a member of the profession was removed by police from the court building on Saturday without explanation – and at the behest of a member of court staff. While undertaking its boycott of the custody court, an Edinburgh Bar As

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Scholar and sometime strongman Professor James Chalmers has been laying down the law – in the gym. More accustomed to reps with the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia, Professor Chalmers has perhaps found it necessary to toughen up now that he walks the mean streets of Glasgow.

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An elderly man has succeeded in challenging the procedural fairness of a hearing in which he was subjected to an experience reminiscent of Franz Kafka's The Trial, his lawyer said. In 2019, Dr Denis Paling appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court in a case concerning unpaid council tax relating to a le

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Joshua Rozenberg has pointed out that Dominic Raab, who was recently appointed lord chancellor, arrived late to his swearing-in ceremony yesterday. He may have suffered a wardrobe malfunction, Mr Rozenberg suggests. "Raab is clearly wearing his jabot — the frilly ruff — under the collar

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