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Tommy Sheridan fails in legal challenge for review of perjury conviction

Tommy Sheridan has had a legal challenge against a decision by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Co ...

Published 22 June 2018

Timescale for child abuse inquiry extended

John Swinney Scotland’s independent public inquiry into the abuse of children in care is ...

Published 22 June 2018

Blog: Partnership of Theseus

Frances Ennis Frances Ennis looks at a recently issued judgment of the the Inner House in ...

Published 22 June 2018

DWF advises Capita on £160m sale of Supplier Assessment Services

Paul Pignatelli The Scottish corporate team of DWF has advised Capita plc on the sale of Suppli ...

Published 22 June 2018

Proposed register would reveal controlling interests in land

The first steps are being taken to create a public register of people who ultimately make decisions ...

Published 21 June 2018

Australia: Apple fined $9m for misleading consumers

Tech giant Apple has been fined $9 million by a federal court for telling iPad and iPhone users it c ...

Published 21 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

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

Legal challenge against ‘fracking’ ban fails after judge rules no prohibition in place

A petition seeking judicial review of the Scottish Government’s purported ban on “fracki ...

Published 19 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

New line-up for Faculty’s family law group

Kate Dowdalls QC A new leader has been chosen for the specialist group of Faculty of Advocates& ...

Published 19 June 2018

SSDT issues latest professional misconduct findings

The Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal has issued its findings in the cases of Law Society v S ...

Published 18 June 2018

Scots property prices ‘rising at fastest rate in three years’

Scottish property prices are rising at their fastest rate in three years and have soared to record l ...

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