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Supreme Court Brexit battle between Scottish and UK governments begins

The Scottish Parliament's Brexit bill is "fundamentally inconsistent" with the law, counsel for the& ...

Published 24 July 2018

Northern Ireland's Attorney General backs Scottish government in Brexit showdown at Supreme Court

James Wolffe QC The Scottish government has gained the support of Northern Ireland's law office ...

Published 20 July 2018

Audrey Ferrie: Licensed trade faces hangover following new rules

Audrey Ferrie The licensed trade in Scotland is facing an almighty hangover caused by the legal ...

Published 12 July 2018

Holyrood committee seeks view on Transport (Scotland) Bill

A Holyrood committee is seeking views on issues including parking on the pavement, double parking, m ...

Published 3 July 2018

Dog control legislation to be scrutinised at Holyrood

The effectiveness of legislation that aims to ensure dogs are kept under control is to be examined b ...

Published 3 July 2018

Football fans targeted under OBFA brought back to court under 'converted' charges

Brian McConnachie QC Football fans who were targeted by the police under recently abolished ant ...

Published 2 July 2018

Liam Mcallister made partner at Lefevre Litigation

Pictured: Gregor Kelly (left) and Liam Mcallister Aberdeen firm Lefevre Litigation has announce ...

Published 29 June 2018

Solicitor apprenticeships on the horizon in Scotland?

Further details of a proposed apprenticeship route to qualification as a solicitor in Scotland were ...

Published 28 June 2018

Lack of data to explain judiciary's high use of remand criticised

Holyrood’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is ...

Published 25 June 2018

Scottish government calls for Sewel convention to be enshrined in law following 'breach'

The requirement for the Scottish Parliament to consent to UK government legislation affecting devolv ...

Published 20 June 2018

Holyrood approves in principle Scottish Crown Estate Bill

Roseanna Cunningham The Scottish Parliament has approved in principle a bill that aims to give ...

Published 20 June 2018

Brexit threatening Sewel convention 'almost to destruction', warns academic

Brexit is threatening the Sewel convention "almost to destruction", according to one academic. Writ ...

Published 19 June 2018

Ban on microbeads approved by Holyrood committee

Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee today approved legislation th ...

Published 19 June 2018

Finance and Constitution Committee issues call for evidence on common frameworks

Holyrood’s Finance and Constitution Committee has begun the next phase of its constitutional s ...

Published 18 June 2018

Holyrood committee makes qualified recommendation of Prescription Bill

A Holyrood committee has recommended that the general principles of the Prescription (Scotland) Bill ...

Published 18 June 2018