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Church protestor with ‘God hates Catholics’ placard loses appeal against ‘abusive behaviour’ conviction

A “peaceful protestor” found guilty of a statutory breach of the peace for standing outs ...

Published 20 August 2018

John King: Cadastral predictions

John King Land registration remains a hot topic, and time ticks away as we approach the deadlin ...

Published 8 August 2018

Notable British Trials series revived after 58 years

John Forsyth John Forsyth looks at the revival of the Notable British Trials series. The first ...

Published 1 August 2018

Guantánamo prisoners challenge indefinite detention

Lawyers representing eight long-term detainees at Guantánamo Bay argued in federal court yest ...

Published 12 July 2018

Opinion: Human rights defence not so easy elsewhere

Shelagh McCall QC Each time I get to my feet in court, no matter the type of case, the last thi ...

Published 3 July 2018

Faculty launches international human rights award

Shelagh McCall QC A new award to honour men and women overseas who champion human rights in the ...

Published 2 July 2018

Gangsters complain of 'saturated' cannabis market as prices plummet

Drug dealers in Scotland have seen cannabis profits decline as a result of mass production – w ...

Published 27 June 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

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

Eleven questions from Schrems case to be referred to CJEU

A total of 11 questions will be referred to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) on the validity ...

Published 13 April 2018

Supreme Court justice moots codification of Welsh law

Lord Lloyd-Jones Welsh legislation could take the form of US-style codes dealing with particular su ...

Published 13 March 2018

Court of Appeal rules UK government surveillance regime is unlawful

Martha Spurrier The UK government is breaking the law by collecting the nation's internet activity ...

Published 31 January 2018

Lord Pentland: Defamation rules fit for a Twitter age

Lord Pentland Lord Pentland writes on Scottish Law Commission plans to update Scottish defamation l ...

Published 10 January 2018

Most substantial reform of defamation in Scottish legal history proposed

Lord Pentland Today the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) publishes its report recommending reform of d ...

Published 14 December 2017

Thompsons Solicitors sweeps up at Law Awards

Thompsons Solicitors was recognised across a range of categories at this year's Law Awards of S ...

Published 4 December 2017