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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
EDINBURGH LAW: Law firms who targeted residents over property repairs scandal among list of lawyers paid £15m public cash by Edinburgh Council in 3 years - as Council fights disclosure of extra payments to ex Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini
LOOKING OUT FOR LAWYERS: Scottish Ministers unite with lawyer dominated review panel & pro-lawyer legal regulator – to urge Holyrood MSPs delay probe on proposals for independent regulation of legal services
REGISTER THE JUDGE: Transcript reveals weak & evasive evidence of Scotland's top judge to Holyrood judicial probe on widely supported proposals calling for judges to declare & register their interests
LOOK AFTER LAWYERS: Law Society wants to keep 70 year ‘successful’ system of lawyers investigating themselves - in response to Scottish Parliament petitions calling for UK style independent regulation of legal services in Scotland
TRIBUNAL INTERESTS: Calls for wealthy, well connected interests & professions who dominate tribunals & appeals system to be brought into line with transparency & declarations in published register of interests
DECLARE YOUR JUSTICE: Judicial Office consults with Lord Carloway on including Justices of the Peace in Register of Judicial Recusals - as questions surface over Lord Gill’s omission of 500 JPs from judicial transparency probe
CRIME ON, CROWN: Historical Abuse probe dropped as Crown Office forced to pay £10K to law firm Clyde & Co - after judge suspends Police search warrant to obtain evidence relating to accusations against ‘influential’ clients
KEEN TO TALK: Advocate General with criminal conviction for firearms offence promotes ‘UK Legal Services are best’ campaign in Singapore - in effort to attract Asian customers to Brexit-hit UK legal market
Author: Iain Nisbet
Bringing you the latest and best in Scots law news, views and reviews.
Holyrood 2016 – Manifestos on civil justice
Burger vans and trading bans
National Priorities in Education – what does the law say?
Deus ex Lege (W.S. Gilbert and the law)
A Constitutional Convention?
UPDATE: democracy arrives at the House of Lords
Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?
Author: Brian Inster, Inkster's Solicitors
Explores crofting law and provides insights into this complex area of law.
Consultation on the Future of Crofting Legislation
The Crofting Commission Barometer
Crofting Law Group Conference 2017
Crofting Commission Elections 2017 – The Results
Ding Dong! The Convener is Gone
Review highlights “notable and worrying failures” in governance within the Crofting Commission
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.
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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
Reach out and Touchscreen
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
Dementia and Alzheimer’s. What happens when it’s too late for a Power of Attorney in Scotland?
Dementia and Powers of Attorney in Scotland
Scottish Powers of Attorney are different
Why Powers of Attorney are all about trust
Making a Will by text message in Scotland?
Lesson for Scots from legal fight over Will
Beat the Scottish Power of Attorney registration delays
Divorce and your Will in Scotland
Author: Hector L MacQueen and Scott Wortley
Prosecuting bank directors: some historical observations
Adjusting to changing circumstances: only when frustrated
Lord Carloway to be Lord Justice Clerk
Lady Clark the new Chair of the Scottish Law Commission
Lord Gill appointed Lord President
Death of Megrahi
Gloag’s golf: a past Master
A Christmas treat from Bute
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.
Communication skills - from TAG
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2017
The Forth Valley MiniTrials 2017
New SCTS video on jury service
Stirling Sheriff Court hosts Primary School MiniTrial
New Year Honour for MiniTrials
"Top Marks for MiniTrials" - Edinburgh 8 October 2016
You be the judge - sentencing exercises
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
DODGE AUDIT: Calls for Audit Scotland to be hauled before MSPs as Report on £2.4million cash loss at Scottish Borders Council reveals disgraceful scale of mismanagement by local authority in £80m waste project collapse
Court of Session allows proof against Levy & Mcrae and Burness Paull LLP in Heather Capital case as liquidators attempt to recover cash from collapsed £280m hedge fund
Questions over stalled probe of Borders solicitor Andrew Penman accused of allegations of dishonesty, missing files & funds, investigation continues two years after suspension
Police raid on Edinburgh law firm halted by judge - Lord Brodie hits out at Crown search warrant tactics against Clyde & Co over historic sex crimes investigation
Appeals to Scottish Information Commissioner up 14% as concerns remain over Scots public bodies handling of Freedom of Information requests
Lord Carloway opens new Legal Year 2016-2017– review, reforms, & modernisation - reality clogged courts with huge public price tag, erosion of rights & shiny new QCs
Independent Observer concludes Queen’s Counsel appointments for 2016 based on merit, no evidence of discrimination or bias
Alison Di Rollo appointed Queen’s Counsel, three months after appointment as Solicitor General for Scotland
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel
WardBlawg expands legal guides and resources for legal consumers in the UK
How and Why Law Firms should Transition from Paper to Digital
Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?
Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!
#hackIT4justice: Legal ‘Hackathon’ will be hosted in Scotland
Will 2016 be the year lawyers unleash their inner legal publishers?
The End of Business Cards for Lawyers?