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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
The Judges Ermine Piggy Bank: Scotland’s wealthy judiciary - detached from society and closeted in a rich secretive world of links to big business, undeclared earnings, directorships, offshore trusts & vested interests
Fees please, not Justice: Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill encounters more opposition from lawyers vested interests in hearings at Scottish Parliament
Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill v Vested Interests: Law Society warns against taking £150K claims away from ‘Victorian’ Court of Session’s stranglehold on Scots access to justice
If the judge has nothing to hide, the judge has nothing to fear: Transparency of interests must apply to all in court, including the wealthy, vested interests of the judiciary
NOTHING TO DECLARE: Investigation reveals two Scottish judges escaped prosecution from criminal charges as debate heats up on transparency in the judiciary
Judicial Interests & Accountability: ‘What we expect of the judiciary in Scotland and how accountable it is in the public’s eyes, not the eyes of a self serving group of judicial appointees’
RECUSE ME NOT: Concession from Scotland’s top judge on recusals is “of limited value” says Judicial Complaints Reviewer as MSPs seek Register of Judicial Interests debate in Holyrood main chamber
The Dishonesty Factor: Scottish solicitors accused of dishonesty ‘less likely to be struck off’ than dishonest lawyers who face tougher regulation in England & Wales
Author: Iain Nisbet
Bringing you the latest and best in Scots law news, views and reviews.
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
Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill
Court Service’s Online Makeover
DLA Piper’s Glasgow office under threat
Author: Brian Inster, Inkster's Solicitors
Explores crofting law and provides insights into this complex area of law.
Croft Registration now Compulsory
The Crofting Law Sump
Crofting Law Conference 2013 in Tweets
Common Grazings and the Lewis Gathering
Sporting Rights on Raasay to remain with Crofters
Decrofting effective after Royal Assent
Update on ‘alien’ owner-occupiers
Lochaber Decrofting Application Rejected
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.
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
Age of Irresponsibility
The Great Dictator
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.
CONTRACT KILLED: ‘Toxic brand’ ATOS exit work assessment contract early as Condems rush to appoint new benefits assassin to go after the disabled, weak & vulnerable
Scottish Parliament hear calls to drop ‘toxic brand’ ATOS benefits test company as sponsor of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
NO JUSTICE: Victims of crime often end up as victims of secretive Crown Office prosecutors & Scotland’s “Gentlemen's Club” of a justice system
Concern as figures reveal nearly £2Million spent on prosecution of Child abuse allegations case involving claims against First Minister's Complaints Adviser & former Lord Advocate
Corroboration to remain for now: Holyrood’s Justice Committee rebel against MacAskill’s ‘mad plan’ to remove Scotland's safeguard against miscarriage of justice
MSPs gained little from Lord Gill in private meeting as Scotland’s top judge battles Holyrood call for judicial transparency & register of interests
DO IT OUR WAY OR NOT AT ALL: Law Society of Scotland’s Fair Access to the legal profession report claims to make it easier to become a Scottish solicitor
Scottish Parliament Petition asking for declaration of secret society membership by decision makers - withdrawn by petitioner, then closed by Committee
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
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
How to make life easier for your loved ones once you’re gone
UK legislation and regulations to protect employees and employers