A couple are to bring a test case against a company which charges homeowners for maintenance of property it acquires in The Lands Tribunal for Scotland next month. Mike and Jean Marriott will use their title deeds to test the legality of the business model used by Greenbelt Group, a Glasgow-based la
Partners at some small UK law firms are seeing no increase in pay despite an uptick in the country's economy. They are making less than salaried partners as well as fee-earners according to new research by accountants Booth Ainsworth.
Lord Neuberger (pictured), President of the Supreme Court, has today welcomed the recommendations of a review of the process for supporting the work of the independent selection commissions established to recommend appointments to the court. One of the chief recommendations is to consult on a new po
A conference examining the impact of new reforms on Scotland's courts, tribunals and procedures is taking place in Glasgow on 24 August 2015. The Conference on the Civil Court Reforms in Scotland is being hosted by the University of Strathclyde and welcomes distinguished speakers from England as wel
Jonathan Smithers, president of the Law Society The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that proposals being developed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to change the way solicitors qualify could damage the global competitiveness of UK law.
A judge in the High Court has ruled the system meant to ensure vulnerable claimants receive legal aid and access to justice is “not in accordance with the law” and must be changed. Mr Justice Collins made the ruling in a test case brought on behalf a blind man with cognitive impairments and come
Magistrates and crown courts could be brought to a standstill as barristers join a protest by solicitors over cuts to legal aid fees. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) announced this morning it had voted to join the protest.
A German man who worked as a bookkeeper at the Auschwitz concentration camp has been convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and jailed for four years. Oskar Groening did not personally kill anyone but worked at the camp in Poland where he sorted bank notes from the belonging
A man found guilty of stealing electricity has seen his conviction overturned because police officers failed to secure a warrant before searching his home. Charles McKenzie, 57 from Dundee, was arrested in September 2013 after police discovered he had illegitimately provided electricity to his 14th
Legislation meant to strengthen laws on strike action has been revealed by the UK government. The Trade Union Bill provides for limits on mandates for industrial action as well as minimum turnouts in strike ballots and changes to political levies.