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Gordon Jackson QC to resign as Dean of Faculty

Gordon Jackson QC is to resign as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates later this year.

Published 3 April 2020

Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

Published 3 April 2020

Criminologist warns of prison riots during pandemic

A criminologist has suggested that Scotland will face prison riots if inmates are not afforded any coronavirus protection.

Published 3 April 2020

Neil Casey: Emergency changes to housing legislation in Scotland

Neil Casey guides landlords through the emergency changes to housing legislation in Scotland.

Published 3 April 2020

Applications open for Faculty scholarships

Applications are being taken for Faculty of Advocates’ scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the bar.

Published 3 April 2020

New process in place to report COVID-19 deaths

A new process to report COVID-19 deaths is now in place.

Published 3 April 2020

England: Bar Council calls on UK government for urgent financial aid

The Bar Council has urged the UK government to provide financial support to barristers' chambers during the coronavirus crisis.

Published 3 April 2020

COVID-19: APIL and ABI agree new approach for personal injury cases in Scotland

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have agreed a new approach to the handling of personal injury cases in the Scottish courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

In pictures... Scaling the kitchen

MBM Commercial senior associate Alexander Lamley shared details of an ongoing expedition.

Published 3 April 2020

Nuclear weapon law expert suggests furloughing Trident

A legal expert on nuclear weapons has joined calls for the UK government to rethink keeping Trident submarines at sea during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

Glasgow School of Law hosts Virtual #CakeDay

The University of Glasgow School of Law Cake Committee is raising money for Glasgow South East Foodbank with a Virtual #CakeDay today. The committee would be extremely grateful for donations of any amount, which can be made here.

Published 3 April 2020

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 3 April 2020

And finally... Deutsche marks

A law student who lost marks for wearing jeans and a casual top to an exam has won a court battle to revise her grade.

Published 3 April 2020

Lord Hope: Efforts should be made to 'preserve jury trials' during pandemic

A former senior judge has said efforts should be made to preserve jury trials during the pandemic after the Scottish government attempted to pass legislation allowing solemn trials to be conducted without juries.

Published 2 April 2020

Criminal bar wecomes withdrawal of 'non-jury' provisions from Coronavirus (S) Bill

The criminal bar has welcomed a decision by ministers to withdraw their plan for trial without jury, and vowed to help “find a temporary solution to this temporary problem”.

Published 2 April 2020