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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
JUDGE ANOTHER DAY: Sparks fly as top judge demands MSPs close investigation on judges’ secret wealth & interests - Petitions Committee Chief brands Lord Gill’s evidence as “passive aggression”
EIGHT LETTERS, M’LORD: Top judge who branded media & public ‘aggressive’, declared judicial transparency ‘unworkable’ - will finally give evidence to Holyrood probe on judges’ interests register
CONFLICTING INTERESTS: Solicitors’ husbands, wives, sons, daughters, cousins, friends, & employers revealed in register of interests of ‘independent’ Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
M’LORDS, REVISITED: Why Scotland’s wealthy, secretive, powerful & interest laden judiciary require transparency, independent oversight and a register of judicial interests
REGISTER ADVICE: Scottish Parliament asked to recall Legal Affairs Minister over refusal to reveal government's secret legal advice on register of judges’ interests
U-TURN, M’LORD: Top judge Lord Gill to appear before Scottish Parliament to face questions on judicial transparency & calls to create a register of judges’ interests
COURT BANKING, M’LORD: ‘Unworkable’ register of judicial interests reveals top judges’ financial links to world of big money, insurance giants, vested interests & banks fined billions in plea deals with financial regulators
JUDICIAL CAPITAL: Court clash over £400m Heather Capital collapse reveals suspended judge received £200K from Gibraltar law firm involved in £28.4m offshore cash transfers
Author: Iain Nisbet
Bringing you the latest and best in Scots law news, views and reviews.
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?
Voting Systems – a comparison of Eurovision and the Council of the European Union
Author: Brian Inster, Inkster's Solicitors
Explores crofting law and provides insights into this complex area of law.
The Future of Crofting Conference
Crofting Commissioners do the Hokey Pokey
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
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
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
Estate Agency in the Scottish Borders – a new challenge
Are wills made outside Scotland valid in Scotland?
Claims after divorce in Scotland
Why is a Scottish separation agreement a good thing.
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