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The International Bar Association (IBA) has released a statement in defence of lawyer-client confidentiality, following a number of recent attacks on the principle from high-profile international organisations. The statement, with forewords by Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court

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David Strang has been named as the new chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. He is a former chief constable who previously chaired the independent inquiry into mental health services in Tayside. Mr Strang was also HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland. He takes up this new position with immediate

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As one of Scotland’s busiest trial counsel, Thomas Leonard Ross QC is well-known for passionately fighting for justice – in the courtroom and out of it. Most recently he has been a vocal opponent of the proposal that the historical right to trial by jury be removed where serious sexual o

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A former Syrian intelligence officer has been sentenced to life in prison following his conviction in Germany for crimes against humanity. German prosecutors alleged that Anwar Raslan, 58, was in charge of the Al-Khatib prison in Damascus where Syrian dissidents were tortured and killed.

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A wanted man who was believed to have died in the US nearly two years ago has been found alive in a Glasgow hospital after contracting Covid-19. Nicholas Rossi apparently faked his death to escape serious criminal charges in Utah and Ohio and has been living in Scotland under an assumed name, NBC re

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Mark Zuckerberg may be forced to pay UK Facebook users about £50 each if a legal case succeeds. Competition law academic Liza Lovdahl Gormsen is to lodge a case against Meta, the parent company of Facebook, on behalf of 44 million users between 2015 and 2019, The Times reports.

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Following a selection process, Professor Jo Shaw has been appointed head of school at Edinburgh Law School. Professor Shaw has held the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions since January 2005, as well as the roles of dean of research of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from 200

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A sheriff has been charged in connection with matters which will become public when he appears in court shortly. Alistair Duff, 67, who once represented Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, retired on December 1 last year after a 45-year career. 

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Yesterday SLN asked readers for their verdict on 'partygate', the controversy prompted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attendance at a gathering of staff in May 2020, the nature of which is disputed.

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