Kapil Summan

31-45 of 142 Articles
Clock icon 3 minutes

Plans to exclude juries from rape trials have been rubbished by the Faculty of Advocates. In a submission to Holyrood's Criminal Justice Committee, the Faculty states that many within the legal profession had been accused of being conspiracy theorists when they suggested last year that there was "a

Clock icon 4 minutes

Dmitry Dedov, Russia's judge at the European Court of Human Rights, gave a partly dissenting opinion in today's long-awaited judgment in the case brought by the widow of Alexander Litvinenko against the Russian state. Mr Litvinenko, a Russian defector and dissident, was fatally poisoned with poloniu

Clock icon 2 minutes

Joanna Cherry QC MP is returning to the bar on a limited basis and will defend feminist activist Marion Millar in her first case, Scottish Legal News can reveal. Ms Cherry has accepted instructions through Beltrami and Company to defend Ms Millar, who has been charged by police with offences under s

Clock icon 3 minutes

Dorothy Bain QC is to be Scotland's next Lord Advocate, while Ruth Charteris QC will take up the role of Solicitor General. If the Scottish Parliament approves the nominations, Ms Bain will replace James Wolffe QC who will demit office once Her Majesty The Queen has signed the warrant appointin

Clock icon 4 minutes

Lawyers have availed themselves of the emergency coronavirus legislation to enable an expert witness to give evidence remotely amid an ongoing debate on whether evidence in High Court cases should be given remotely at all. At a trial in the High Court in Glasgow, the defendant was accused of as

Clock icon 3 minutes

Defence lawyers around the country downed their gowns yesterday in protest against the Scottish government's refusal to promptly disburse payments from its resilience fund. The Scottish government has only paid out £2.3 million of the £9m fund and less than a third of firms that applied

Clock icon 8 minutes

In the 53rd and bonus addition to the jurisprudential primer series, Kapil Summan discusses the debate around the 'not proven' verdict and the views of its supporters and detractors. Thanks are due to Benjamin Bestgen and Dr Brian Barry, of Technological University Dublin, with whom the author had u

31-45 of 142 Articles