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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
GOOD LORD, RULES? Scotland’s top judge keeps MSPs next move on register of judges interests on hold - as files reveal two year consultation on judicial complaints rules is exercise in ‘perception’
WOLFFE HALL: As Edinburgh City Council demand return of Parliament House land titles, papers reveal Scottish Ministers refused to help recover ‘gift’ of Scotland’s top court buildings to Faculty of Advocates
DISHONEST LAW: Latest annual report of discipline tribunal where lawyers appear in front of themselves - reveals pitiful 31 case workload in the fairy tale land of solicitors’ self regulation
CAPITAL JUDGE: As top judge suspends sheriff over £28m law firm writ alleging links to £400m Heather Capital collapse, what now for Lord Gill’s battle against a register of interests & transparency for Scotland’s judiciary
TO CATCH A BRIEF: It takes Eleven years for Law Society’s self regulation client ‘safety net’ to catch up with banned solicitor who left trail of destruction, dishonesty & negligence
OWNED POLL: Law Society ‘scripted’ survey criticised by Scottish Legal Complaints Commission - new data reveals few clients of dodgy lawyers ask legal regulators for help
WOLFFE HALL: Parliament House - seat of justice - lost to Edinburgh as investigation reveals Scottish Government ‘gifted’ land titles to Faculty of Advocates after £58m refurbishment
THE HARD KNOCK LIFE: Judges claim huge salaries, wealth, power & air miles ‘not enough’, courts are difficult to work in & judicial reforms must be controlled – by judges
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.
Croft House Grant Scheme Consultation
A New Solicitor for the Crofting Commission
Crofting law is a complete mystery
Should the Chairman of the Land Court be hung, drawn and quartered?
A Happy Crofter
Crofting Commission make a U-turn on Decrofting Appeal to the benefit of many owner-occupiers
Decrofting uncertainty continues as Crofting Commission take case to the Court of Session
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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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
Why is a Scottish separation agreement a good thing.
Married abroad? Want a divorce in Scotland?
Property news round-up for 2014 and prospects for 2015
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?
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.
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.
Digitally recorded statements could lead to miscarriage of justice as Evidence and Procedure Review calls for recordings of witness testimony to be admitted as evidence at trials
LAW CHIEF’S SON IN VIOLENCE RAP: Scotland’s Solicitor General’s son is convicted of domestic violence attack on female partner
HEDGE FUND JUDGE SUSPENDED: Sheriff Peter Watson removed from bench by Lord Justice General over multi million pound summons linked to £400m Heather Capital fraud probe
Law Scandal hits Borders law firm: Lawyer Andrew Penman suspended, Stormonth Darling Solicitors taken over by Law Society in scandal linked to client complaints & Court of Session case
Matthew Vickers heads to Ombudsman Services as Scottish Legal Complaints Commission lose another Chief Executive
FRACKS AWAY: Scottish Government fracking ban hits problem as top judge promotes shale gas retrieval, says “resources should be served by the court system”
Latest annual report of Scottish Legal Complaints Commission shows rise in compensation awards, mediation between clients & solicitors
Solicitor Michael Wright found guilty of attempt to blackmail his childhood abuser
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
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
Solicitors’ Negligence?: Lawyers Sued For Not Clarifying that Divorce Means End of Marriage