Iain Nisbet Cairn Legal has announced that Iain Nisbet is joining the firm as a consultant solicitor.
A police unit has admitted 13 breaches of spying laws. Police Scotland’s counter corruption unit (CCU), which illegally snooped on journalistic sources, has been found to have authorised its own spying, instead of obtaining judicial approval.
Aberdeen City Council has abandoned its threat of legal action against Police Scotland following the merger of two local divisions. The council had considered seeking a judicial review of the decision to merge the two units for the north east of Scotland.
Richard Foley Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year 2016 at the Legal Business awards. It follows a judging process comprised of general counsel from some of the UK’s largest corporates.
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Adam Tomkins A Conservative election candidate and legal academic has called for a new UK government department for the constitution.
A Catholic monk was jailed today for seven years for physically and sexually abusing a number of boys in his care at an East Lothian school between January 1971 and July 1985. At the High Court in Edinburgh, Lord Uist sentenced Michael Murphy to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty of
A parliamentary draughtsman has warned that the length of new bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to scrutinise them properly. In a new report entitled Dangerous Trends in Modern Legislation... and how to reverse them, published by the Centre f
Kath Murray Scrapping the SNP's 1,000 extra officers policy will open the way for properly resourcing the single force writes Kath Murray.
A celebrity whose alleged “extramarital activities” are the subject of a gagging order under English law has been named in the US, calling into question the point of privacy injunctions in the age of social media. The man, whose identity was revealed in a US publication, is said to have been inv
Applications for CMS’ 2016 Bursary programme, now in its fifth year, are open for entry in the UK. The popular scheme, which awards up to five bursaries worth £2,500 each year for aspiring students to use towards their law degrees, has had significant success since its launch. Solicitor Sarah Hyd
Salil Shetty Amnesty International reports that at least 1,634 people were executed in 25 countries in 2015. This represents a stark increase on the number of executions recorded in 2014 of more than 50 per cent; in 2014 the organisation recorded 1,061 executions in 22 countries worldwide.
Theresa May Suspected terrorists who attempt to flee the UK or fail to give police their passports will face up to 12 months in prison under new powers.
Lorna Walker (pictured on left), senior solicitor at Govan Law Centre's Prevention of Homelessness Projectexplains how GLC's partnership work with Glasgow City Mission's Glasgow Winter Night Shelter has helped prevent people sleeping rough on the streets of Glasgow. Most people are aware of the stat