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Former employee of non-trading company fails to establish claim against liability insurer

A former employee of a company that ceased trading in 2017 has failed in his appeal to obtain £750,000 due to him after being injured at work from the company’s former insurer. 

Published 30 September 2020

Possible miscarriages of justice linked to Post Office scandal identified in Scotland

More than 70 sub-postmasters with fraud and theft convictions in Scotland have been encouraged to contact the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) if they believe they have suffered a miscarriage of justice.

Published 30 September 2020

New firm aims to ‘disrupt’ Scottish legal scene with technology

A new professional services group which aims to "disrupt" the Scottish legal scene with technology has been launched with more than £1 million of initial backing.

Published 30 September 2020

Law clinics club together to launch online video training platform for law students

Scottish law clinics and senior lawyers have come together to launch a new online platform to provide free on-demand video training to law students involved in pro bono work across Scotland.

Published 30 September 2020

New social security legislation passed by Scottish Parliament

New legislation to improve the benefits system to help those who need it most was unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

Published 30 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Derek Gardiner

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a 2:1 honours degree in 2019 and gained my diploma with commendation from the University of Aberdeen this year. I am now continuing my search for a traineeship commencing in 2020 or 2021.

Published 30 September 2020

Michael Cox: Is the New Deal for Consumers the next GDPR?

Corporate lawyer Michael Cox examines the latest EU update of consumer protection rules.

Published 30 September 2020

Glasgow City Council seeking court interdict to ban short-term let flat

Glasgow City Council is seeking what is believed to be one of the first court interdicts in Scotland to enforce an existing ban on a short-term let which has continued to advertise for bookings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 30 September 2020

Government considered shipping asylum seekers over 4,000 miles away

Home Secretary Priti Patel allegedly ordered civil servants to consider processing asylum seekers on remote islands more than 4,000 miles from Britain, according to reports.

Published 30 September 2020

Lady Hale to deliver lecture on ‘communication and transparency’ in UK Supreme Court

Baroness Hale of Richmond, the former president of the UK Supreme Court, will deliver a lecture next week on communication and transparency in the UK's top court.

Published 30 September 2020

Head of Auschwitz Memorial offers to serve 13-year-old Nigerian boy’s prison sentence

The head of the Auschwitz Memorial in Poland has offered to serve part of a jail sentence in Nigeria on behalf of a 13-year-old boy facing 10 years in prison for blasphemy.

Published 30 September 2020

Diploma in Trusts and Estates - Scotland

Stay ahead of the competition and work towards becoming a Full Member of STEP when you study our Diploma in Trusts and Estates- Scotland.

Published 30 September 2020

And finally… crime wave

Police officers have been offered "surf therapy" to help them deal with mental health problems.

Published 30 September 2020

Sheriff Appeal Court finds sheriff unfairly divided property in divorce appeal

The former husband of a woman who sought divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour has succeeded in appealing the manner in which the matrimonial property was divided. 

Published 29 September 2020

Law Society welcomes proposals to clear Covid-19 courts backlog

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals to clear the Covid-19 courts backlog and called for "urgent, full and frank discussions with all interested parties" to address the problem.

Published 29 September 2020