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England: 'radicalised' schoolgirl removed from family

The High Court has ruled that a schoolgirl who has been fully radicalised by Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her parents.

Published 24 August 2015

SLN sponsors Dundee solicitors' annual dinner

Scottish Legal News is sponsoring this year's annual dinner of the Dundee Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors.

Published 24 August 2015

Ryanair defeated in test case over compensation time limit

Budget airline Ryanair has been told it cannot impose a two-year time limit on passengers' claims for compensation for long and unnecessary delays.

Published 24 August 2015

Three new members for Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission

The Cabinet Secretary for Justice has announced the appointments of Colin Dunipace, Professor Jim Fraser and Dr Rajan Darjee as members to the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission.

Published 24 August 2015

Plucky lawyers take the plunge for Alzheimer Scotland

Pagan Osborne colleagues Jackie McRae (pictured) and Gillian MacNulty are getting themselves into deep water – but it’s all totally legitimate.

Published 24 August 2015

Jesse Jackson tells Edinburgh audience "migrants are neighbours"

Pictured: Jesse Jackson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (Photo: Alan McCredie)

Published 24 August 2015

Alex Salmond to deliver inaugural Thomas Muir lecture tonight

Former First Minister Alex Salmond MP will deliver the inaugural Thomas Muir lecture tonight as part of a series of events to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the pioneering Scottish advocate who was transported to Australia for the advocacy of democratic rights.

Published 24 August 2015

Three men convicted of 'cuckoo smurfing' in Scots law first

Three men have become the first in Scotland to be convicted for running a sophisticated international money laundering scheme known as "cuckoo smurfing".

Published 24 August 2015

Royal Navy worker convicted of culpable homocide after killing with one punch

A worker at Faslane Naval Base has been convicted of killing a man with a single punch after losing £1,000 at a casino in Glasgow.

Published 21 August 2015

Lindsays residential team welcomes new solicitor

Julie Malone has joined Lindsays' residential conveyancing team in Dundee and will be providing advice to the firm's property clients.

Published 21 August 2015

Edinburgh lawyer chosen to contest Labour seat at Holyrood next year

A young lawyer from Edinburgh has been selected by the SNP to contest the single Holyrood seat in the capital which the party does not hold.

Published 21 August 2015

Tony Blair's attorney general calls Chilcot inquiry a disgrace and says chairman has 'lost control'

Former attorney general to Tony Blair, Lord Morris of Aberavon, has called the delays in the Chilcot inquiry “disgraceful”, adding its chairman has “lost control”.

Published 21 August 2015

Man stripped of British citizenship because of al-Qaeda links re-enters UK illegally

A man whose British citizenship was removed by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, because of his alleged links to Al-Qaeda has come back to the UK, involving the government in legal wrangles to remove him.

Published 21 August 2015

Actor takes advocates through voice masterclass

An advocate’s voice is a prized asset, and members of the Faculty of Advocates have enjoyed some expert advice on how to use it and care for it.

Published 21 August 2015

Scots lawyer who removed client files from firm’s office found not guilty of ‘professional misconduct’

A Scots lawyer who removed files from her firm’s office over fears her fellow partner in the business may be made bankrupt and following a breakdown in their working relationship has been found not guilty of professional misconduct.

Published 21 August 2015