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In a cautionary tale for public speakers everywhere, a law professor has apologised after a microphone caught him telling a student to "fuck off". Daniel Capra, an adjunct professor at the prestigious Columbia Law School in New York City, inadvertently muttered profanity directly into his microphone

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Dear Editor, As Thomas Ross notes in yesterday’s Scottish Legal News, the current common law requires provocation in a murder case to take the form of sexual infidelity or physical violence. Mr Ross sought comments on the Scottish Law Commission’s provisional view that the partial defenc

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Scotland's bottle deposit return scheme could result in an unlawful trade barrier with the rest of the UK, Aidan O'Neill KC has said. The initiative, due to launch in August, aims to boost recycling by means of a 20p deposit on single-use drinks bottles and cans.

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CMS has advised HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH (HIMA) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Sella Limited and its subsidiaries, including Sella Controls (Sella), from the company’s management shareholders. Headquartered in Bruehl, Germany, HIMA is a provider of safety-related au

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Dr Mitchell Lennan (AUCEL, ACCPIL) and Dr Stephanie Switzer (University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance) have published an open access article on the recently negotiated World Trade Organization Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies in The International Journal of

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Children as young as 12 will be allowed to wield ninja-style throwing stars under new legislation approved by a US state legislature. A bill approved by the Indiana Senate in a 48–1 vote would overturn the state's current outright ban on throwing stars, sometimes known as shurikens.

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An English judge who alleged that she had been bullied and in one case physically assaulted by her colleagues is to receive a £50,000 payout as part of a settlement agreed with the Ministry of Justice. Judge Kalyani Kaul KC, a Crown Court judge, launched legal proceedings in 2019 against the M

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Experts from the legal sector and beyond are being urged to get involved in work to shape Scots law and legal practice. Thirty-two of the Law Society of Scotland's 57 committees and sub-committees are looking for new committee members and conveners.

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