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The lord president, Lord Gill (pictured right) presented details this morning of the timetable and specific arrangements for civil justice reform at a conference,“Digital Justice: Modern, User-Focused Civil and Administrative Justice”, at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. The lord president set out in h

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A judge-led group appointed by the lord president Lord Gill to review the current policy on the recording and broadcasting of proceedings and the use of live text-based communications from Scottish courts has recommended that live broadcasting of certain court cases should be permitted as well the u

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Distinguished figures in the field of family law will converge on Edinburgh from throughout the UK and Ireland for a major conference this weekend. The Four Jurisdictions Family Law Conference this will examine a host of issues, including child protection, legal aid, enforcing divorce judgments and

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Paula Skinner, a partner in the corporate team at Harper Macleod, has been named as one of the UK’s standout lawyers by a legal publication. She is the only lawyer from a Scottish firm to feature in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 2015 – a list compiled after months of research into candidates

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The postgraduate cluster of the Glasgow Human Rights Network(GHRN), based at the University of Glasgow, will be holding its second Graduate Conference on Human Rights on Thursday 21st May 2015.

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A Council of Europe body has said mass surveillance fundamentally threatens human rights and violates privacy rights enshrined in European law. The parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe stated in a report it is “deeply concerned” about the advanced technology the US and UK have used to

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The Scottish government’s plans to give communities across Scotland greater access to purchase land for the benefit of local people must be scrutinised closely the Scottish parliament’s Rural affairs, climate change and environment committee has said. The committee’s comments come as it publis

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A tenant who was caught growing cannabis in his flat but had an “otherwise unblemished record” will not be evicted after a sheriff refused the housing association’s attempt to recover possession of the property. Glasgow Housing Association raised court proceedings after the tenant Mark Stuart

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An increase in complicated sex abuse cases in the wake of high profile celebrity scandals has left a gap of £50 million in the Crown Prosecution Service(CPS) according to its director. Alison Saunders (pictured) has said that the increase, which she described as “unheralded” has resulted in hun

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has moved to offices in Thistle House at Haymarket from the premises it occupied in Drumsheugh Gardens for nearly 30 years. The relocation is part of SLAB’s drive to create efficiencies and reduce the pressure on its administration funding.

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Alan Delaney (pictured) discusses the importance of clear social media guidelines for employees following a recent EAT decision. The debate surrounding freedom of expression has perhaps never been more high profile. But the role of Twitter and its social media peers is by no means limited to the big

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