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Blog: Good intentions can produce bad law

Brent Haywood A report card on legislation in Scotland would praise the intentions of the Scottis ...

Published 9 April 2018

ECtHR: No entrapment in case of Lithuanian lawyer convicted of bribery

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that a Lithuanian lawyer convicted of bribery o ...

Published 20 February 2018

Struck-off solicitor Cameron Fyfe launches claims company

Cameron Fyfe Cameron Fyfe, who was struck off the roll of solicitors in September 2016 for breaches ...

Published 9 February 2018

Blanket ban on smoking in mental health hospitals declared ‘lawful’

Two patients detained at low and medium secure psychiatric units who claimed that the blanket ban on ...

Published 29 January 2018

England: Supreme Court rules smoking ban can not be enforced in prison

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that prisons in England and Wales are exempt from the smo ...

Published 20 December 2017

Suppliers of luxury goods can prohibit sales on third-party platforms

A supplier of luxury goods can prohibit its authorised distributors from selling those goods on a th ...

Published 7 December 2017

ECtHR: Irish man’s police entrapment complaint declared inadmissible

An Irish man who claimed his conviction for selling drugs was unfair as it was based on evidence obt ...

Published 2 November 2017

AG Wahl: luxury goods supplier may prohibit sales on third-party platforms

According to Advocate General Wahl, a supplier of luxury goods may prohibit its authorised retailers ...

Published 31 July 2017

Scottish Prison Service urged to take 'sensible' approach to smoking

The Prison Reform Trust has urged the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) to take a "sensible and consider ...

Published 18 July 2017

Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons

A target date for entirely smoke-free prisons will be announced by the Scottish Prison Service at th ...

Published 17 July 2017

Tobacco industry fails in last appeal against plain packaging

Jeremy Hunt The tobacco industry has exhausted legal avenues to overturn plain packaging laws after ...

Published 12 April 2017

Detainee succeeds in appeal against smoking ban at Carstairs

A detainee who sought judicial review of the legality of a comprehensive ban on smoking at the State ...

Published 11 April 2017

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in smoking ban case

The Supreme Court will hand down its judgment in McCann (Appellant) v The State Hospitals Board for ...

Published 7 April 2017

Power to authenticate signatures in documents for variation of real property rights may be reserved to notaries

Member states may reserve to notaries the power to authenticate signatures appended to the documents ...

Published 10 March 2017

Exposing children to second-hand smoke in cars illegal from today

Aileen Campbell A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 com ...

Published 5 December 2016