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Appeal judges dismiss legal challenge against Scots law approving abortions at home

Campaigners who claimed that legislation allowing women to terminate pregnancies by taking abortion pills at home is “unlawful” have had their appeal rejected.

Published 23 May 2019

Lord Neuberger warns further justice system cuts will lead to 'breakdown of the rule of law'

Lord Neuberger has warned that further cuts in the justice system will lead to a “breakdown of the rule of law”, The Times reports.

Published 23 May 2019

Douglas Strang: Sharing religious beliefs at work – a human right?

Douglas Strang looks at the case law on religious discrimination in the workplace.

Published 23 May 2019

Martin Sloan: GDPR – Top five to-dos 12 months in

The General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25 May 2018. As GDPR approaches its first birthday, what should be on your to-do list? Martin Sloan shares his top five actions that will help to ensure you remain GDPR compliant.

Published 23 May 2019

Ireland: Data Protection Commission launches inquiry into Google's processing of personal data

Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has opened a statutory inquiry into Google Ireland's processing of personal data.

Published 23 May 2019

David Lorimer: The Gillen Report – realistic reform or missed opportunity?

David Lorimer, PhD candidate at the University of Aberdeen, analyses a new Northern Ireland report into reforming the law on serious sexual offences. He argues what is law for the accused should be law for the complainer.

Published 23 May 2019

ECtHR: Man refused access to solicitor during questioning suffered no violation of his right to a fair trial

An Irish man whose access to a solicitor was restricted during questioning by police on suspicion of murder did not suffer a violation of his right to a fair trial, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 23 May 2019

US: Washington becomes first state to approve composting of human remains

Washington has become the first US state to approve composting of human remains as an alternative to cremation.

Published 23 May 2019

Law Society of Scotland In-house Annual Conference | Thursday 13 June | Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

Collaborate, respond and innovate. Hear from top in-house lawyers and talk through challenging scenarios with your peers.

Published 23 May 2019

Scotland-wide search reveals one of Britain’s best young riders as Watermans Sports Ambassador 2019

Watermans Solicitors is geared up to support one of Britain’s best young riders, Rory Skinner, after the multiple British youth champion was named as the winner of a campaign to find the firm’s next sports ambassador.

Published 23 May 2019

And finally... grave decision

A dead woman was within her rights to disinherit two of her children who accused her of witchcraft.

Published 23 May 2019

Iraqi-Kurdish journalist wins appeal for reconsideration of asylum application

An Iraqi national of Kurdish ethnicity whose claim for asylum in the UK was refused will have his case reconsidered after appealing against the decision.

Published 22 May 2019

Michael Upton: The new Electronic Communications Code – two new judgments

Advocate Michael Upton, M.C.I.Arb., of Hastie Stable, summarises two recent cases on the new Electronics Communications Code.

Published 22 May 2019

Views sought on incorporation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law

The Scottish government is seeking views on how best to incorporate the UN’s ‘gold standard’ for children’s rights into Scots law and improve the lives of children and young people.

Published 22 May 2019

Report recommends minimising isolation of young people on remand in wake of tragic deaths

Being traumatised, being young, being held on remand and being in the first three months of custody increases the risk of suicide, a report on mental health services for young people entering custody at HMP YOI Polmont has found.

Published 22 May 2019