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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
BILLION DOLLAR DRAIN: FMQ's & the £1.068bn Legal Aid of YOUR money paid to ‘struggling’ lawyers since 2008 financial crash is “unfit for purpose” says Law Society of Scotland
UNCIVIL LAW: Watered down Civil Court reforms translate to more judges & specialist courts to satisfy business model of 'lawyer only' access to Scotland's "Victorian" Civil Justice system
SECRETARY FOR THE JUDGE: MSPs call in Justice Secretary MacAskill to face questions on proposal to create a register of interests for Scotland's judiciary
BANK OF LEGAL AID: £1billion of public money thrown at ‘struggling’ lawyers since 2008 financial crash adds up with latest £150.5 million Legal Aid hand-out for Scotland's rip-off legal sector
THEY OTTER HAVE POWERS: Bid for increased wildlife crime detection role for SSPCA Scots animal welfare charity is blasted by judge on ‘conflict of interest’ grounds
CALLING TIME ON CROOKS: Time bar on investigating complaints against crooked lawyers to be extended to 3 years - Consultation on rules changes launched by Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
RAPTOR RECUSAL: Sheriff with RSPB bird charity link steps down in Bird of Prey poisoning Wildlife Crime case - marks first published ‘detailed’ recusal of Scottish judge
Absence of register for judges may erode public confidence in judiciary - Chic Brodie MSP closing speech on Scottish Parliament register of judicial interests debate
Author: Iain Nisbet
Bringing you the latest and best in Scots law news, views and reviews.
Devolution in the UK
Nukes in a independent Scotland
Corroboration abolition opposed
Scotland’s Future – Absolvitor’s Questions Answered
Syria, Chemical Weapons and International Law
Falkland Islanders “Better Together”
Human Rights for the Commonwealth
Author: Brian Inster, Inkster's Solicitors
Explores crofting law and provides insights into this complex area of law.
New Chairman appointed to Scottish Land Court
New Landlord Crofting Commissioner
Did the 2010 Act Equalise Availability of Crofting Grants?
A pivotal year for Crofting Law
All quiet on the crofting law blog
Croft Registration now Compulsory
The Crofting Law Sump
Crofting Law Conference 2013 in Tweets
Author: A lawyer working in the North of Scotland
If you are interested in the law, particularly as to how it applies in Scotland; or the use of IT, particularly but not exclusively in lawyer's offices; or possibly even in programming; or if you are just hoping for some puns, sarcasm, or other low level intellectual humour, feel free to read on when I can actually find time to post something.
Lest we forget…
Style Continuing Power of Attorney
Kant get service – putting it through the Mills
View through a Crystal Ball darkly…
Paying the Victim Bill
Torrents of Abuse
Author: Jonathan Mitchell QC
Scots law and practice
Judicial conduct and complaints
Beyond parody: Miss World and South Lanarkshire
What’s wrong with South Lanarkshire?
Standing in public law cases
Legal aid in the Upper Tribunal: update on what’s happening
Representing victims of trafficking in Scotland
Forthcoming conference: Scottish Public Law Group
The Court of Session meets article 6 of the ECHR
Author: Bruce de Wert
Should I move out?
Divorced but still owning a house together?
North of Scotland property review of 2013 and prospects for 2014
Housing boom predicted – but not consistent rising prices…yet!
Will my husband’s children inherit from me?
Separation agreements and transfer of title
Housing market confidence!
Property 2013 – the prospects for Caithness and Sutherland
Author: Hector L MacQueen and Scott Wortley
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A selection of Scottish law-related links gathered together for ease of reference. A meeting place for all those interested in Scots law, citizenship and education - with ginger beer and snails.
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2013
Being a juror
What is the Supreme Court?
Visit Court on your computer?
Happy 10th Anniversary to MiniTrials
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2012
The Paisley Snail Conference - 25 & 26 May 2012
South Ayrshire MiniTrials 2011
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
FOI FREEDOM TO LIE: Scots Info Commissioner admits Data Protection breaches as journalist's call to reform Freedom of Information Act ditched by Holyrood
Lady Smith appointed as head of Scottish Tribunals as Scottish Government clear up of devolved tribunals gets underway
EXPOSED: The Court of Session Clerk who downloaded child porn & whispered in the ears of Scotland’s top judges
Scottish Government spend £800K of public cash on the appointment of 6 new Sheriffs as Courts look for business
The Lord President’s £60Million stained glass window - Parliament House & Court of Session display their “Hidden Gem” in Edinburgh fringe exhibition
All rise for 18th Century as Scottish Court Service announce cull of local courts in new delivery of justice services for Scotland
Scottish Information Commissioner rejects call for honesty in Holyrood petition proposal to amend law on inaccurate & false FOI responses from public bodies
MSPs to question Scottish Information Commissioner over proposal to amend law on inaccurate & false FOI responses from public bodies
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
November Law Society Seminar For Scottish Law Firm Partners & Solicitors: 10% Off
Professional Practice LinkedIn Warning & Tip for Family Lawyers – Browse Privately
Avoiding the Excessive Reading Trap: How to Advance Your Legal Blogging
Great Part-Time Opportunities for Law Graduates & Law Students in the UK
Solicitors’ Negligence?: Lawyers Sued For Not Clarifying that Divorce Means End of Marriage
Evidence Thresholds for Making an Asbestos Claim
Law, Technology and Design
Pain For Much Gain: Biggest Compensation Payouts