Kate Frame A police watchdog has criticised the police for its handling of a man's complaint that officers used excessive force against him.
Pete Reid An advert for the law firm of a Scot who practises in the US is set to air for the first time on American TV.
Shami Chakrabarti The early bird offer for Scottish Legal Training's event “Shami Chakrabarti On Liberty” will end after August 7.
Justifying Discrimination – an explanation of why the UKSC found the benefits cap compatible with the ECHR
Julius Komorowski In the attached article, Julius Komorowski , of Terra Firma Chambers, explains why a majority of theSupreme Court held that the benefits cap, which was acknowledged as discriminating indirectly against women and as being contrary to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was
Paul Wheelhouse Police officer numbers are 1,038 higher than in March 2007, maintaining the Scottish government’scommitment to a 1,000 more officers.
Jenny Rowe The appointment of a "Welsh Justice" to the Supreme Court should be considered in the future, according to the chief executive's review of the selection commission.
Three of the world’s top judges found representatives of the Magna Carta barons not guilty of treason, in a special event organised by the UK Supreme Court and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. The mock trial saw two senior barristers debating whether King John’s actions
Burness Paull has its eyes firmly on the prize for the 2015 Buccleuch Property Challenge. With a mixed team entered from the firm’s Edinburgh office, training is well and truly underway and they are raring to go – having just missed out on a trophy last year.
Judges refuse appeal against sheriff’s decision that police search of vehicle for drugs was ‘lawful’
Lord Brodie A man accused of various drugs offences who challenged the admissibility of certain evidence allegedly recovered following a police search of a vehicle has had his appeal refused.
Brian McConnachie QC The Crown has defended its decision not to prosecute the driver of the bin lorry whose vehicle careered out of control in Glasgow city centre last December and killed six people – despite the fact it knew he may have lied to the DVLA about previous blackouts at the wheel – s
Janet Hood New research by the Law Society of Scotland shows a 42 per cent gender pay gap among its members, the lawyers' body has revealed.
Chris Dickson and Olga Pasportnikov have been appointed as sheriffs of Grampian, Highland and Islands. Her Majesty the Queen appointed Mr Dickson and Mrs Pasportnikov on the recommendation of the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who nominated them on the basis of a report by the independent Judicial
Compensation for over 400 victims of sexual abuse who subsequently committed crimes has been reduced the BBC reports. Lower compensation was awarded for offences including those involving drugs, drink or violence.
One of Scotland’s most notorious court cases, the trial for sedition of the political reformer Thomas Muir of Huntershill, is to be re-examined at an event to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. The event is being staged by the Faculty of Advocates within Parliament House, Edinburgh - home of
Key sections of anti-slavery legislation have come into force in England and Wales. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 has raised the limit for custodial sentences for offenders from 14 years to life.