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Solicitor relieved of failure to comply with court rules on time-limit for appealing Pensions Ombudsman’s decision

A lawyer who was seeking to challenge a decision by the Pensions Ombudsman to reject a complaint against a trustee over its handling of a sale of properties has been granted permission to bring an appeal despite missing the deadline by more than four months.

Published 20 September 2019

Law Society of Scotland responds to consultation on legal aid reform

The Law Society of Scotland has highlighted the importance of making the legal aid system easier to navigate for members of the public and solicitors, and reiterated concerns about the sustainability of funding for the service as part of the response to a Scottish government consultation on legal aid reform.

Published 20 September 2019

Justice committee seeks views on family breakdown plans

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is to consider new proposals on managing disputes over children when families break down.

Published 20 September 2019

Scottish government admits defeat over Named Person scheme

The Scottish government's proposed new law on information sharing on named persons will not proceed.

Published 20 September 2019

Plans to limit ministers' early access to statistics supported at Holyrood

MSPs on Holyrood's Economy Committee have backed plans to limit ministers' access to statistics.

Published 20 September 2019

Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) welcomes new trainees

Robert Gordon University graduate Jamie McGill and University of Glasgow graduate Corinne Skelton have commenced their two-year traineeships with Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP.

Published 20 September 2019

Proposed electoral reforms out for consultation

Proposals to change the way national and local elections are run in Scotland will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

Published 20 September 2019

EU General Court bench to increase by seven

The number of judges at the General Court of the European Union will increase next week when the court welcomes seven additional judges.

Published 20 September 2019

Public views sought on bill to make period products free for all

Should period products be freely available by law across Scotland? That is the question being posed by Holyrood’s Local Government and Communities Committee.

Published 20 September 2019

Murder of Dutch lawyer condemned as 'unacceptable attack on the legal profession'

The murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum has been condemned as "an unacceptable attack on the legal profession" by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Published 20 September 2019

US: Trump describes cost of Guantanamo Bay as 'crazy'

US President Donald Trump has said the cost of running Guantanamo Bay is "crazy", following a New York Times report that estimated the bill for the prison camp at $13 million per detainee per year.

Published 20 September 2019

And finally... following the crowd

A Crown Court case collapsed after a woman accidentally joined the jury, The Telegraph reports.

Published 20 September 2019

‘Openly gay’ asylum seeker’s fresh claim to remain in UK due to ‘risk of persecution’ in Zimbabwe dismissed

A Zimbabwean asylum seeker whose human rights claim to remain in the UK was refused by the Home Secretary has had an application for judicial review of a decision that he had not made a fresh claim to remain in the country dismissed.

Published 19 September 2019

UK government may seek to prorogue Parliament again if it loses Brexit cases

The UK government has said it may seek to prorogue Parliament again if the Supreme Court rules against it in the ongoing Brexit cases.

Published 19 September 2019

Fourteen trainees start their legal career with Thorntons

Thorntons has appointed 14 new trainee solicitors – its largest-ever single intake.

Published 19 September 2019