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Historical child sex abuse victims awarded £200,000 damages

A man who was found guilty of sexually abusing his step-daughter and her cousin over a number of yea ...

Published 21 June 2018

Former Justice Secretary calls for legalisation of cannabis

Kenny MacAskill Former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has called for cannabis use to be lega ...

Published 21 June 2018

Seminar: Periodical payment order or lump it?

The Scottish courts are to be given powers to impose periodical payment orders. Alteration to the m ...

Published 20 June 2018

Blog: Law clinics and pro bono publico in the internet age

Malcolm Combe Malcolm Combe, a senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and chair of the S ...

Published 11 June 2018

Blog: Beware of evolving cybercrime threat

Elizabeth Comerford Elizabeth Comerford discusses the strategies cybercriminals use against law ...

Published 11 June 2018

Supreme Court: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission does not have standing in abortion proceedings

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has lost an appeal to the UK Sup ...

Published 7 June 2018

Ampersand Summer Clinical Negligence conference 2018

Ampersand is delighted to confirm the date of our all day Summer Clinical Negligence conference this ...

Published 5 June 2018

Woman fails in personal injury damages claim after falling over stone at Scottish estate

A woman who fell over a large stone while walking in the grounds of a Scottish estate has had her ac ...

Published 1 June 2018

Mesh manufacturers fail in bid to get cases thrown out

Laura Connor Victims of surgical mesh across Scotland and their legal teams have hailed a very ...

Published 1 June 2018

Scheme to support victims of violence given Scottish government boost

Michael Matheson More patients affected by violence will be offered support during admission to ...

Published 31 May 2018

Appeal judges uphold damages award to prisoner for attempted murder by fellow inmate following negligence ruling

A prisoner who was found to be entitled to damages following a serious assault by another inmate aft ...

Published 30 May 2018

Our Legal Heritage: 86th anniversary of Donoghue v Stevenson

It was the 86th anniversary of the famous snail in the bottle case — Donoghue v Stevenson &m ...

Published 28 May 2018

Lindsay Bruce promoted to partner at Thompsons Solicitors

Lindsay Bruce Thompsons Solicitors has announced that Lindsay Bruce, associate in the firm's ma ...

Published 25 May 2018

New project to look at rape complainants and victims' engagement with criminal justice process

Michael Matheson A new project aims to identify and understand the factors that affect whether ...

Published 23 May 2018

Blog: Outer House arguments over lawfulness of abortion treatment at home

Dr Robert Brett Taylor and Dr Adelyn L M Wilson summarise a judicial review case, currently at aviza ...

Published 18 May 2018