Alison Saunders Victims and witnesses in England and Wales are to be given the chance to give evidence behind courtroom screens following research that suggests almost half of all victims express reservations about giving evidence at trials.
The Criminal Appeal Court has “very strongly” suggested that consideration should be given to changing the rules on the instruction of solicitor advocates, in disposing of an appeal claiming “defective representation”. In refusing an appeal against conviction by Ahmad Yazdanparast, who was f
Thomas Leonard Ross President of the Scottish Criminal Bar Association, Thomas Leonard Ross has responded to the Society of Solicitor Advocates concerns, published in yesterday'sScottish Legal News that the High Court has criticised the independence, integrity and professionalism of criminal defence
Opponents of a health board's move to downgrade an island hospital are seeking judicial review of the decision. Member of SOS NHS Skye have called on theHealth Secretary Shona Robison to order a review into NHS Highland's decision to build a £15 million hospital in Broadford rather than Portree.
A co-ordinated, detailed and strategic approach to tackling the educational attainment gap is needed, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee. The report follows the committee's consideration of the Education (Scotland) Bill.
On 3rd and 4th of September 2015 Edinburgh Law School and theEdinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted an interdisciplinary conference organised by Dr Simone Lamont-Black and Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm drawing together renowned academics, practitioners and stakeholders in transport law and logisti
The Society of Solicitor Advocates has issued a statement in response to the decision in the case of Yazdanparast v Her Majesty’s Advocate in which it expresses disappointment that the High Court has criticised the independence, integrity and professionalism of criminal defence solicitor advocates
In the run up to provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 coming into effect this month we will be publishing short reminders of the new laws. On 22 September, new sections 27A to 27D will be inserted into the Court of Session Act 1988.