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Alan McIntosh: Is time up for Time Orders?

Alan McIntosh discusses a recent case, in which he was involved, at Greenock Sheriff Court that raised some interesting questions about the effects of Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Published 10 December 2018

Justice Committee in Oslo for fact-finding visit on Vulnerable Witnesses Bill

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is undertaking a fact-finding visit to Oslo as part of inquiries into police and fire reform and the Vulnerable Witnesses Bill, giving MSPs an international perspective on subjects they are currently scrutinising.

Published 10 December 2018

And finally... well-heeled

Dozens of pairs of designer trainers seized from a convicted gangster are set to be auctioned to raise money for fighting crime.

Published 10 December 2018

Community councils can be sued for damages, judge rules in personal injury claim

Community councils can be sued for damages for personal injuries, the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 7 December 2018

Increased reporting of sexual offending fuelling High Court workload

Evidence led trials in the High Court rose by 10 per cent between the first and second quarters of this year due to increased reporting of sexual offending – a trend that is expected to continue.

Published 7 December 2018

Dean of Faculty hosts counterparts for biannual meeting of the four bars

The latest meeting of the referral bars of Scotland, England & Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland takes place at the Advocates Library in Edinburgh today.

Published 7 December 2018

Drug-driving convictions quashed over alleged manipulation of forensic evidence

At least 40 motorists have had their drug-driving convictions quashed after evidence emerged of manipulation in the forensic testing process.

Published 7 December 2018

Internal promotions at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has announced a number of internal promotions.

Published 7 December 2018

Scotland to increase high rise safety legislation in wake of Grenfell

Sound alerts for evacuation in high rise buildings and extending the mandatory installation of sprinklers in new flats are among a raft of new safety measures to be introduced next year in Scotland in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Published 7 December 2018

Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow celebrates 350th anniversary

The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow (RFPG) celebrated its 350th anniversary yesterday evening with a drinks reception attended by practitioners from around Scotland. 

Published 7 December 2018

Shoosmiths staff get behind the lens for charity

Staff in the Edinburgh office of Shoosmiths have gotten behind the lens in aid of a Scottish charity this Christmas.

Published 7 December 2018

Letter from America – Poppy Mulligan on her criminal law journey

In the second of a two-part series, Glasgow University Diploma student Poppy Mulligan discusses her Masters degree in the US and her motivations for working on death row. Read the first part here.

Published 7 December 2018

Our Legal Heritage: The Hate Factory

It is unlikely that any of the former inmates of Peterhead Prison will be beating a path to spend a pleasant afternoon in what must rate as Scotland's most unusual tourist attraction.

Published 7 December 2018

And finally... spilt milk

A woman has been charged with theft – for allegedly stealing a yoghurt drink from her roommate.

Published 7 December 2018

Roofer fails in appeal against attempted murder conviction following ‘self-defence’ claim

A man found guilty of attempting to kill a colleague following a post-work drinking session just days after they first met has had an appeal against his conviction rejected despite claiming he was acting in self-defence.

Published 6 December 2018