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France: Motto of the Republic prevails in court

A French court has decreed that its famous national motto, “Liberté, Égalit&eacu ...

Published 9 July 2018

France: Multinational company faces charges of financing Syrian terrorism

A multinational cement company has been indicted by French investigative judges on charges including ...

Published 29 June 2018

Denmark joins European countries in 'burqa ban'

Denmark has joined other European countries in banning garments that cover the face, including the b ...

Published 1 June 2018

Scott Blair in legal first for Union Terrace Gardens

Scott Blair Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen has taken a critical step on the road to transfor ...

Published 22 May 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Statue of George Kinloch

In the third of our occasional series looking at Scotland's legal heritage, both grand and obscure, ...

Published 18 May 2018

England: European requalification rules relaxed to attract English lawyers after Brexit

Regulators in France and Belgium are allowing English lawyers to requalify even if they do not speak ...

Published 16 May 2018

Appeal judges reject legal challenge to ‘lack of statutory defence of coercion’ by alleged human trafficking victim accused of drugs offences

A man accused of growing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the class B drug who claimed ...

Published 2 May 2018

France: Tighter asylum laws pass crucial vote in face of criticism

The lower house of the French parliament has approved legislation tightening the country's asylum pr ...

Published 23 April 2018

ECHR Protocol 16 to enter into force following ratification by France

France has ratified Protocol No.16 to the European Convention on Human Rights, which allows the hi ...

Published 12 April 2018

Faculty's 2018 Eurodevils programme under way

The Eurodevils with Charles Mullin of the ELA (back row left), and Ximena Vengoechea (back row rig ...

Published 4 April 2018

Dram fine lawyers...

New figures reveal that Scotland’s “Drambusters” have launched legal action more than 60 tim ...

Published 26 March 2018

Faculty gives a big bienvenue to visiting students

Students from France were welcomed by the Faculty of Advocates on a visit to Parliament House on ...

Published 21 March 2018

Crocs loses legal battle to protect plastic clog design

Plastic clog manufacturer Crocs has lost a legal battle to protect its design from being copied. Ju ...

Published 16 March 2018

Justice expert criticises Scotland's penal system

Professor Dirk Van Zyl Smit Scotland should end automatic life sentences for murderers, an internat ...

Published 13 March 2018

CJEU: Arbitration clause governing investments declared illegal

The arbitration clause in the agreement between the Netherlands and Slovakia on the protection of in ...

Published 7 March 2018