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Latest Scottish Civil Justice Council update now available

The latest edition of the Scottish Civil Justice Council’s newsletter is now availab ...

Published 10 September 2018

Pro-independence blogger granted full hearing in £25,000 defamation claim against Labour MSP

A pro-independence blogger who alleged that the former leader of the Scottish Labour Party defamed h ...

Published 6 September 2018

Hannah Dossett joins Thorntons LLP

Hannah Dossett Hannah Dossett has joined Thorntons LLP in Edinburgh. A solicitor in the priv ...

Published 6 September 2018

Burness Paull clinches prestigious dealmaking award

Pictured (L-R): Adam McLay, Chris Gotts, Mark Ellis, Walter Clark, Paula Kennedy and P ...

Published 6 September 2018

India's Supreme Court strikes down colonial law and legalises gay sex

India's Supreme Court has legalised gay sex, striking down a colonial-era law that banned the practi ...

Published 6 September 2018

England: Magistrates voice fears that video link trials herald end of local justice

Plans to switch more criminal trials to video links will destroy local justice and confidence in the ...

Published 5 September 2018

Summary sheriffs appointed 

Credit: Google Street View Six new summary sheriffs have been appointed, the Judicial Office fo ...

Published 4 September 2018

England: Serious access to justice problems in discrimination cases come under scrutiny

A new inquiry to investigate whether changes to legal aid funding have left some victims of discrimi ...

Published 4 September 2018

And finally... thrown the book

A man has filed an $800,000 lawsuit against a construction firm which he claims fired him after he r ...

Published 3 September 2018

‘Drink-driving’ accused fails in appeal against sheriff’s decision to delay trial

A motorist accused of drink-driving who claimed that a sheriff’s decision to adjourn ...

Published 31 August 2018

Supreme Court makes declaration of incompatibility between widowed parent's allowance and ECHR

The requirement that a claimant of widowed parent’s allowance must have been married to or hav ...

Published 30 August 2018

Fraud on the rise while violent crime declines

Scotland's incidence of financial crime has risen by nearly one-third quarter-on-quarter, while viol ...

Published 30 August 2018

US appeal court rules smart meter data collection infringes privacy

An appeal court has ruled that the Fourth Amendment protects the energy consumption data collected b ...

Published 30 August 2018

Court allows appeal against sheriff’s decision that measure specified in CSO was not justified

A sheriff’s ruling that a Children’s Hearing decision to continue a Compulsory Supervisi ...

Published 29 August 2018

Dr Hamish Patrick analyses proposals to modernise moveable transactions law

Dr Hamish Patrick The Scottish Law Commission’s Report on Moveable Transactions proposed ...

Published 29 August 2018