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Faculty: Make sure “appropriate adult” scheme is working well before extending it

A full review should be made of the “appropriate adult” system for vulnerable people in ...

Published 20 July 2018

Permission granted for homelessness petition for judicial review to proceed against Glasgow City Integration Joint Board

Mike Dailly Lady Paton has granted permission today for a petition to proceed for judicial revi ...

Published 20 July 2018

Watchdog warns of potential surge in hate crime after Brexit south of the border

A watchdog has warned that police must shore up failings in their response to hate crime ahead of a ...

Published 20 July 2018

Models of devolution subject of Lady Hale Edinburgh speech

Lady Hale The text of Lady Hale's speech delivered in Edinburgh in June has been published. Th ...

Published 18 July 2018

Katherine Gibson: What we can learn from infamous data breaches

Katherine Gibson Katherine Gibson, who recently spoke at a GDPR Summit in London, explains ...

Published 17 July 2018

Michael Thomson: Doubts rising over CVA effectiveness

Michael Thomson Company voluntary arrangements (CVAS) are very much in vogue. Why? Growth of on ...

Published 16 July 2018

ICC to assume jurisdiction over 'crime of aggression' tomorrow

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will assume jurisdiction over the crime of aggressi ...

Published 16 July 2018

John McArthur: Inheritance Tax delays can cost beneficiaries dear

John McArthur John McArthur calls for an overhaul of Britain's creaking inheritance tax regime. ...

Published 13 July 2018

Lewis Richardson: No defence, simple?

Lewis Richardson Lewis Richardson discusses a recent decision from the Sheriff Appeal Court in ...

Published 13 July 2018

Suspension of part-time sheriff Peter Watson lifted

Following the extrajudicial settlement of the Heather Capital action in which part-time sheriff Pete ...

Published 13 July 2018

England: Government reinstates legal aid for vulnerable migrant children

Lucy Frazer The UK government has reinstated legal aid for unaccompanied and separate ...

Published 13 July 2018

US: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc link to ovarian cancer

Multinational company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a record $4.7 billion ...

Published 13 July 2018

Film Review — In the Fade

Following the conclusion earlier this week of the five-year-long National Socialist Underground (N ...

Published 13 July 2018

Supreme Courts solicitors body welcomes new president

Douglas Thomson At its statutory meeting on 10th July the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme ...

Published 12 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