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Seven advocates and two solicitor advocates take silk

Ruth Innes Nine new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the r ...

Published 14 September 2018

Solicitor disciplinary body expresses irritation with delays in Hamilton Burns case

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh A solicitors' tribunal has questioned delays over a professional misconduc ...

Published 14 September 2018

Case taken up by miscarriage of justice body referred to High Court for second time

A woman convicted of assault and then admonished and whose case was taken up by the Scottish Cr ...

Published 14 September 2018

UK government dismisses power grab claims over Agriculture Bill as 'false and misleading'

David Mundell The UK government has said claims that its Agriculture Bill is an attempt at a 'p ...

Published 14 September 2018

Euan Duncan: Copyright or copywrong?

Euan Duncan Following much controversy surrounding the European Union’s proposed Copyrigh ...

Published 14 September 2018

In pictures... Hard work pays off for new solicitors

Scotland’s newest solicitors with Alison Atack, president of the Law Society of Scotland, Lo ...

Published 14 September 2018

Donald MacKinnon: Does ‘pre-pack’ deal protect House of Fraser’s staff?

Donald MacKinnon Donald MacKinnon looks at how the rights of House of Fraser’s 17,50 ...

Published 14 September 2018

Man jailed for 1993 murder

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 17 years in jail for the m ...

Published 14 September 2018

Report lauds Human Rights Act on 20th anniversary

Judith Robertson In a new briefing the Scottish Human Rights Commission has detailed ...

Published 14 September 2018

Host of events for young lawyers this September

After a busy summer, the SYLA is back with a series “So you want to be...” events as wel ...

Published 14 September 2018

Gathering in memory of Michael McGinley to be held next week

An informal gathering in memory of solicitor Michael McGinley will be held next Wednesday in Dunde ...

Published 14 September 2018

And finally... grave error

A law allowing graves to be rented out was the subject of a recent public inquiry. Under an act, re ...

Published 14 September 2018

Grandmother successfully challenges Home Secretary’s decision to dismiss UK family life claim as ‘clearly unfounded’

A grandmother from St Lucia whose application for leave to remain in the United Kingdom on the basis ...

Published 13 September 2018

European Court of Human Rights rules UK's interception regime falls foul of Convention

The UK's bulk interception regime violates article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, jud ...

Published 13 September 2018

European Parliament backs controversial new copyright rules

The European Parliament has given its backing to controversial new copyright rules which c ...

Published 13 September 2018