The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that an internet news portal in Estonia was liable for offensive comments posted by its readers below one of its online news articles about a ferry company. This was the first case in which the Court had been called upon to ex
A man who was jailed for four years and given a supervised release order after being found guilty of assault has had his sentence quashed but replaced with an extended sentence. The Criminal Appeal Court ruled that the SRO was “incompetent” in light of the custodial term and the fact the sheriff
This week's SLN Spotlight falls on Alison Gilson, a partner at Shoosmiths. She was awarded the "Rising Star of the Year" award at the Scottish Legal Awards in 2009 and joined Shoosmiths in November 2013. Alison Gilson
Smartphones and tablets are encouraging a culture of long hours in the legal profession, a study by the Law Society of Scotland has found. And while advances in technology also permit more flexible working, including allowing men to take a more hands-on approach to childcare, they are widening rathe
Stephen Brookes MBE The Disability Hate Crime Network (DHCN) has responded to media reports, including in SLN, that Scotland has seen a 20 per cent increase in hate crimes against people with disabilities since 2013/14.
The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) held its annual conference yesterday in Glasgow with delegates participating in sessions on business development, marketing/branding, social media, succeeding in the “more for less world”, financial fitness and career goal-setting. The conference
Lady Hale Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale (pictured), delivered a lecture to the US Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington D.C. at the beginning of this month on Magna Carta and its enduring influence in the legal systems of the UK and USA.
A judge has denied a mother permission to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs in order to give birth to her own grandchild. The woman, 59 and her husband, 58, Mr and Mrs M, sought permission to carry out the implantation – believing it was their daughter's dying wish.
Lisa Gregory, partner at legal firm Digby Brown in Aberdeen Nine passengers of a helicopter that ditched into the North Sea, killing four of their colleagues, have launched a damages claim that could be worth more than £5 million.
Drivers should be those held liable for people smoking in cars when children are present, not necessarily the smokers themselves, the Law Society of Scotland said today. Ahead of giving oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s health andsport committee on theSmoking Prohibition (Children in Moto