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Van driver fails in appeal against parking charges for parking in private car park

A van driver who received no fewer than 22 penalty charge notices after parking his vehicle in a pri ...

Published 20 July 2018

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

Northern Ireland's Attorney General backs Scottish government in Brexit showdown at Supreme Court

James Wolffe QC The Scottish government has gained the support of Northern Ireland's law office ...

Published 20 July 2018

UK cybersecurity centre issues first-ever 'threat report' for law firms

The cybersecurity arm of the UK government has published its first-ever report on t ...

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

Israel: MPs approve Jewish Nation-State Law despite protests against 'apartheid law'

Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli lawmakers have come under sharp criticism after approving a law that ...

Published 20 July 2018

And finally... scent of the skunk

One of the UK's biggest perfume retailers has unveiled a new fragrance – that smells of mariju ...

Published 20 July 2018

Police watchdog whistleblower who raised concerns about misuse of public money wins payout

A police officer who raised concerns about misuse of public money by Police Scotland was unlawfully ...

Published 19 July 2018

UKIPO office ruling another 'strike against the Scottish legal profession'

George Joseph Bell A ruling of the UK Intellectual Property Office has been described as one of ...

Published 19 July 2018

UK’s largest SIPP provider appoints Morton Fraser for Scottish legal advice

Fergus McDiarmid Morton Fraser has been named as a provider of legal services in Scotland for C ...

Published 19 July 2018

Justice council report reveals ongoing work from 'competition law to human trafficking'

Lord Carloway The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its fifth annual report, which o ...

Published 19 July 2018

SYLA survey seeks reasons for legal brain drain

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) is calling on practitioners to respond to a ...

Published 19 July 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Chrystal Macmillan

Chrystal Macmillan Annabel Twose of First 100 Years writes about Jessie Chrystal Macmillan ...

Published 19 July 2018

Sheridan appeals decision to refuse him interest on defamation payout

Tommy Sheridan is appealing a decision to refuse him £200,000 in interest on a payout for defa ...

Published 18 July 2018

Breaches of home detention curfews up

Liam Kerr The number of criminals breaching home detention curfews rose last year, with more th ...

Published 18 July 2018