Coronavirus

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A blog written by Professor David Cabrelli of Edinburgh Law School along with research assistant Jessica D’alton has been featured in the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 8880. Professor Cabrelli’s work on legal matters relating to COVID-19 was referred to three times in the

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New guidance has been issued which aims to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak. Having announced on June 18 that restrictions on housing moves will be relaxed from June 29, the Scottish government has now published more detailed guidance on how

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No measure will be implemented to address Scotland's backlog of criminal cases that would compromise fair trials, the Lord President has said. Lord Carloway said he will "not contemplate any measure to aid recovery which might compromise the basic principle of a fair trial" in dealing with the backl

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Opinions are being sought on the operation of Scotland's children's hearing system during lockdown by researchers at the University of Strathclyde. The purpose of the survey, which runs until 29th June, is to help inform improvements relating to the conduct of virtual children’s hearings, and

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In a new article, Jon Kiddie of Terra Firma Chambers looks at the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the wealth of attendant regulations and statutory instruments and their effect on the legal landscape. "Enacted on 25 March, and largely effective with immediate force, the Coronavirus Act 2020 was the UK gove

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A "harsh blow" has been dealt to the student accommodation sector with almost £100 million in rent waived, lawyers have said. Student housing specialists at CMS have also said that while the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 will help students, it may also work against the provision of ac

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More than 50 per cent of lawyers would like to permanently work from home for most of the week once the pandemic abates, RollOnFriday reports. The website's poll of over 2,500 lawyers and law firm staff found a significant shift in preferences towards working from home.

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New quarantine laws that will require arrivals at Scottish airports to self-isolate have been questioned by John Scott QC, who called them a “mess” and “unenforceable”. Mr Scott also said the UK government is attempting to "get rid" of the laws.

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New public health measures have come into force to help suppress coronavirus and prevent new cases being brought into Scotland. The range of measures, which will be broadly similar to those in other parts of the UK, will include:

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In this article, Terra Firma's Fred Mackintosh QC considers the source of the legislative powers used in Scotland to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and whether this could restrict the choices available to the Scottish government about how and when to relax or re-impose lockdown rules. Coronavirus has

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There has been a drop in crimes recorded under the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, according to Scotland's chief statistician. In figures released today that analyse the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, a 13 per cent drop in domestic abuse crimes was reported as compared with April

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