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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
One Law for Lawyers: Under the guise of ‘Consumer Protection’ Law Society of Scotland propose new pro-lawyer legislation to maintain control over self regulation of solicitors
CRIME SECRET: Crown Office flouting of Freedom of Information laws results in intervention by Information Commissioner - as Police, Prosecutors & Scottish Ministers obstruct public interest disclosures
World Bar Conference: Lord Carloway - ‘luddite, paranoid & fee hungry lawyers who oppose change are wrong’ - top judge speaks on never ending reform proposals to Scotland’s Victorian justice system
M'LADY JUSTICE CLERK: Lady Dorrian becomes first female judge appointed to position of Lord Justice Clerk - second most powerful judge in Scotland
CROWN CROOKED: Crown Office crime files reveal Scotland’s Prosecutors & staff charged with Drugs crimes, Police assault, threats & perverting the course of justice
DECLARE IT, M’LORD: MSPs seek further evidence on proposals to create register of judges’ interests, Lord President to be invited to face Holyrood Committee after May 2016 elections
LORD NO-WAY: Top judge Lord Carloway hits out at judicial interests register proposal - tells Holyrood ‘justice could suffer’ if judges are forced to reveal secret wealth, tax, land ownership & financial links to big business
REGULATION ROBBER: Lawyer who ripped off clients & embezzled £1.04m from Bank escapes Proceeds of Crime prosecution - thanks to solicitors' self regulation stitch-up
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.
When the costs of administering a Common Grazings Fund would exceed the income
Crofting Commission Statement on ‘Common Clearances’
Crofting Federation hold meeting on Common Grazings Calamity
Crofting Commission’s appointment of Grazings Constable is illegal
The Common Clearances
Abuse of power within the Crofting Commission?
Shetland and Orkney should be separate constituencies in the 2017 crofting election
Crofting Election Consultation is flawed
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.
A little introspection game
Buy Titled Plots from Atlantic Titles Ltd
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
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
Making an online Will with MyScottishWill- how does it work?
Online Power of Attorney – Can I make it for Mum and Dad? Video blog
Bitter family feud over Mum’s houses and her Will
Challenging Wills in Scotland – Part 1 – the basics
Inexpensive and easy Scottish separation agreements. Can it be done? Help needed.
A child’s Will disinheritance dilemma – to claim or not claim…
Why making a Will or Power of Attorney is an unselfish act
Disinherited daughter story does not apply 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.
The First Lady of MiniTrials retiring?
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2014 - a retrospective
Edinburgh MiniTrials - 3 October 2015
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2013
Being a juror
What is the Supreme Court?
Visit Court on your computer?
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
Tenant farmers face few rights after 2012 Landowners Human Rights ruling by Lord Gill & Court of Session - which resulted in suicide of farmer Andrew Riddell
CLUB TIE JUDGES: Diversity in judiciary proposals dubbed ‘window dressing’ as Law Society recommend back to school approach for angry old white male club tie judiciary
Revealed: The ex Lord Advocate appointed to review deaths in Police custody, and the £56K public cash link to the suspended Sheriff advising cops involved in Sheku Bayoh custody death
Quango Law: Scottish Sentencing Council established after two top judges condemn Ministers sentencing quango as an 'attempt to undermine independence of the judiciary'
Allegations of dishonesty, missing files & funds - Investigations by SLCC & Law Society into Borders solicitor Andrew Penman stall after rogue lawyer is ‘signed off sick’ to protect from court & complaints
Lord Advocate & Crown Office identify two ‘new’ Libyan suspects sought for questioning over 1998 terrorist bombing of flight Pam Am 103 over Lockerbie
TRIAL BALLOON: Lord Advocate deflects calls for inquiry on Crown Office handling of mortgage fraud allegations against solicitor who represented MP Michelle Thomson
Lord Hope appointed Chief justice of Abu Dhabi Global Market Court - as Human Rights abusing Gulf States turn to Scottish judges in move to corner global legal business
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
The End of Business Cards for Lawyers?
Social Media Strategies for UK Law Firms – Webinar Now Available
Will Speed Limit Reform Affect Road Deaths in the UK?
Last Chance: Hootsuite Exclusive Webinar on Social Media Strategies for UK Lawyers
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