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Dear Editor, Kevin Drummond was quite properly advising, or even exhorting, sheriffs to be vigilant to ensure that those in the Scottish Court Service (SCS), as it then was, did not attempt to interfere with their judicial function. Sadly, some thought his warnings were “over the top”. N

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Dear Editor Over 20 years ago a consultation was announced by the then Scottish Executive entitled "Strengthening Judicial Independence." Judicial Independence was not at that time in need of any "strengthening". The real purpose of the exercise was to be found in the alternative title of the consul

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Dear Editor, I agree entirely with the comments made by Frances McMenamin KC regarding juryless trials. She has long experience of the courts and because of that she speaks with authority and her observations should not be ignored. In response to her, a Scottish government spokesperson is reported a

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Dear Editor, Andrew Stevenson of the Scottish Law Agents Society, in his article of 7 November 2022, noted a period when the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission Board had fewer than the intended legal members on it.

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Dear Editor, The Scottish Legal News [headline] from 3 November on the publication of our 2021-22 report to the Scottish Parliament ["Abject failure of Scotland’s FOI regime highlighted by irritated public"] isn’t reflective of the text in the article that follows and isn’t support

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Dear Editor, I quote from your article of 16th May regarding the delay in title registrations:

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Retired Irish barrister Bill Shipsey, a former chair of Amnesty International Ireland, pens an open letter to former senator Lord Glennie over his controversial role on the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) courts. Dear Angus Glennie,

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Dear Editor, How far we have fallen? It was with horror that I read in your newsletter (19th March 2021) of the proposed pilot for juryless rape cases.

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Dear Editor, Alan Adam objects to your publishing an article by Douglas Cusine about the legal mechanisms for handling complaints about MSPs and ministers because it criticises “individuals of only one political persuasion”. But the lid of your tin says “Legal News” and nothi

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Dear Editor, I for one welcome the views of Alan Adam along with those of Douglas J. Cusine about issues which are undoubtedly political, but no less important or relevant to our profession and wider society.

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Dear Editor, In relation to the recent spate of Douglas J. Cusine articles, I am troubled by this foray into the blatantly political for an article featured in Scottish Legal News. Quite clearly the lines can blur between political and legal, especially when it comes to our legislature. Nonetheless,

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Dear Editor, Douglas Cusine is right in pointing out that there is no need to wait for the end of civil litigation in the so-called "Rangers malicious prosecution case" before setting up an inquiry into what caused the Crown in Scotland to prosecute maliciously for the first time in history. I pract

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A reader writes in response to our article from the Friday 21 August edition of Scottish Legal News: Our Legal Heritage: The adulterous judge who had his troublesome wife kidnapped and exiled to St Kilda. Following the harrowing tale of Rachel Chiesley's (Lady Grange) assault, abduction and imp

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Dear Editor I read your article on the sad passing away of Liz Wilson. Her name seemed familiar and, when I went to my bookshelf, there it was - her short book on Setting up a Law Practice - A Guide. My copy was covered on the front with the scribbles of my then toddlers.

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