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Breach of the peace conviction for ‘smiling and winking’ at schoolboy quashed

A man found guilty of a breach of the peace after smiling and winking at a 12-year-old on a bus and ...

Published 15 August 2018

Make changes to child legislation, but with caution, Faculty urges

The Faculty of Advocates has sounded a note of caution about making changes to an important piece of ...

Published 15 August 2018

Everest in Dunoon: Law lecturer Martin Jones scales Bishop's Seat in memory of his son, Olly

Martin Jones Glasgow Caledonian University law lecturer Martin Jones is currently scaling Bisho ...

Published 15 August 2018

Survey seeks to understand violence against the legal profession

Lorna Jack Following Scottish Legal News' editorial on attacks on solicitors, members of the pr ...

Published 15 August 2018

British citizens in EU launch court challenge against Brexit

British citizens living in other EU countries have launched a court challenge against Br ...

Published 15 August 2018

Roddy Dunlop QC: The problem with internal instruction of solicitor-advocates

Roddy Dunlop QC The legal profession in Scotland is in the midst of a regulatory review, overse ...

Published 15 August 2018

Twenty-two advocates appointed standing junior counsel to Advocate General for Scotland

Andrew Webster Twenty-two members of Faculty of Advocates have been appointed standing jun ...

Published 15 August 2018

EU gives Poland one month to reverse controversial judicial reforms before facing CJEU

The European Commission has given Poland one month to take measures to undo co ...

Published 15 August 2018

Young people at risk of offending to receive better early intervention and support services

Humza Yousaf Young people at risk of being drawn into serious offending will receive more c ...

Published 15 August 2018

Macdonald Henderson advises HALO Scotland on partnership with CGI 

Fraser Morrison Macdonald Henderson has advised HALO Scotland on its partnership with CGI a glo ...

Published 15 August 2018

England: Solicitor who headbutted friend at sons' rugby match struck off

A solicitor who left a man with permanent sight damage after headbutting him at a youth rugby match ...

Published 15 August 2018

And finally... bang to rites

A woman has availed herself of the ancient Norman rite of Clameur de Haro in an attempt to stop the ...

Published 15 August 2018

Final extract of a decree does not render the court ‘functus’, judge rules

The centuries-old practice in Scots law of treating extracted decrees as final and bringing the cour ...

Published 14 August 2018

A decade after the 2008 crash – Scottish law firms recover

A decade since the crash and after numerous mergers, Scotland's law firms have emerged fighting fit ...

Published 14 August 2018

Govan Law Centre adds new case to challenge against Serco

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has commenced additional legal proceedings at the Court of Session on behalf ...

Published 14 August 2018