Kapil Summan

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Law is not universally enforceable in the way we believe it is in theory – but “does it always have to be that way?”, Edward Snowden has asked. The American whistleblower, whose revelations in 2013 exposed Britain and America’s mass spying programmes, was addressing the ORGCo

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Lawyers gathered in Edinburgh yesterday to celebrate the 500th edition of one of Scotland's most important legal publications. The newly refurbished Old College was a fitting venue in which to take stock of the Scottish Legal Action Group's history and to look ahead to its future as a modern online

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There is no basis for the belief that abolishing the ‘not proven’ verdict in Scots law will lead to more people being found guilty of rape and could in fact result in "rogue convictions", leading criminal lawyers have told Scottish Legal News. Responding to Gordon Jackson QC’s sugg

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The Scottish government's plans to introduce a presumption against prison sentences of 12 months or less would, in practice, apply to sentences of anywhere up to 18 months where a guilty plea is tendered early enough and would limit access to justice as declining summary business shrinks the pool of

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken SLN assistant editor Kapil Summan reflects on the presumption of innocence in one of the best legal books of modern times.

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It walks like a tablet, but talks like a laptop — the super slick Surface Pro is Microsoft’s answer to the latest iPad, and probably the one after that too.

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Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf's comment that a decline in convictions for people aged under 21 was a "great credit to our justice system" has been described as "mildly extraordinary" by one QC, given that crime itself is rising. Latest figures have shown that those aged under 21 who have been convi

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The repeated use of the word ‘victim’ by Scottish prosecutors to refer to both victims of crime and alleged victims has no basis in law, according to legal experts. This week, the head of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC signed a memor

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The Tartan Turban: In Search of Alexander Gardner by John Keay In The Tartan Turban John Keay seeks to rehabilitate the reputation of 19th century adventurer Alexander Gardner, a Scots-American who committed feats of travel far ahead of his time, traversing as he did “remotest Kafiristan&rdquo

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