Yves Bot A data-sharing deal between the EU and the US will come under the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice's Advocate General, Yves Bot tomorrow when he determines whether it is still binding following allegations of American spying.
Legal appeals in civil cases from Scotland decided from today will now need permission from judges before they reach the UK’s highest court, following changes made in the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014. The provisions mean that a party wishing to overturn decisions of the Inner House of the Cou
The Law Society of Scotland has raised concerns that proposals to legislate for a “duty of candour” in healthcare could duplicate existing processes and potentially threaten the trust between patient and healthcare practitioners. Alison Britton, convener of the Law Society’s Health and Medical
Dominic Grieve QC MP The European Convention on Human Rights is "arguably the single most important legal and political instrument for promoting human rights on our planet", former Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP told an audience in Edinburgh yesterday.
The European Court of Human Rights has elected Guido Raimondi from Italy as its new President. He will take office on 1st November 2015. The President was elected by secret ballot by the plenary Court.
An employee of Harrods who was unfairly dismissed for enforcing health and safety guidelines against two staff members has been awarded £18,000 by an employment tribunal. The Times reports that John Perrett, who was a security guard at the store, was dismissed for gross misconduct after he stopped
The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) is looking into the conduct of a High Court judge who heard a case involving British Airways a fortnight after the airline lost his luggage. Justice Peter Smith excused himself from a major case involving the airline in July after he repeatedly asked
The owner of a hotel which was struck off the Companies Register and dissolved has failed in an appeal against a decision that its tenancy agreement with its landlord ended on its dissolution. Alan Love, the owner of Prestwick Hotels Limited (PHL), claimed that the lease with the landlords “contin