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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
PROBE THE FED: Calls for Holyrood to probe secretive Scottish Police Federation as files reveal SPF General Secretary asked Scottish Government to withdraw £374K public cash grant funding - after social media transparency calls from cops
LOOK AFTER THE LAWYERS: Law Society proposals to pro-lawyer legal review seek to reclaim control of regulation & complaints, appoint ‘window dressing’ ombudsman & criminalise ‘misuse’ of the term “lawyer”
MEET THE KREMLIN: Former chair of Scottish Police Authority evidence to MSPs challenges Justice Secretary’s account of ‘no notes taken’ meetings to discuss Chief Constable’s return to work amid misconduct investigation
TRIBUNAL INTERESTS: As MSPs consider way forward for Judicial Interests Register, calls grow to include wealthy, well connected Tribunal members as Lord Carloway appoints 28 Tribunal judges
WOLFFE COURT: Lord Advocate James Wolffe and his judge wife at centre of £9million damages claim - Questions remain why Lady Wolffe avoided recusal during emergency judge swap on court case against her own husband
REGISTER, THE SIXTH: Holyrood probe on calls for a register of judges’ interests will enter SIXTH YEAR with 23rd Petitions Committee hearing to decide on way forward for publicly available judicial transparency register in Scotland
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Scottish Parliament move forward on FIVE YEAR judicial interests probe as Ex-Cabinet Secretary Alex Neil calls on MSPs to create legislation for a register of judges' interests
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Calls to invite Supreme Court President Lady Hale to Holyrood for evidence on judicial interests register - as Judicial Office concede on addition of 500 Justices of the Peace to recusals register & publication of tribunal recusals
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
Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.
Ross-shire Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.
No Will in Scotland?
Why a Power of Attorney is a family’s gift of love
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
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 Forth Valley MiniTrials 2017
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.
TALK THE TALK: Lord Advocate hits out at staff survey revealing high workloads at Crown Office during ‘waffling’ budget evidence to Holyrood Justice Committee
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
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm
Top 3 Things to Know Before Making a Personal Injury Claim in England
What to Do to Avoid Inheritance Disputes & How to Handle Them If They Occur
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!