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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
SUPREME SECRETS: UK Supreme Court refuses to publish recusal data - Court rejects release of info on UKSC justices' conflicts of interest in response to Freedom of Information recusals probe on top UK court
DECLARE THE CROWN: Secrecy block on Crown Office Register of Interests - after fears info will reveal crooked staff, dodgy business dealings, prosecutors links to judiciary, criminals, drugs dealers and dodgy law firms
SILENCERS IN COURT: ‘Guns & Ammo’ rife in Scotland’s legal elite - Police Scotland disclose firearms ownership of judges, sheriffs, lawyers, advocates, QCs & Crown Office prosecutors
GUNS OF THE LAW: Police Scotland files release details of officers private gun ownership – shotguns, rifles & silencers, Cops also declare recovery of 30 handguns
GONE EXEC’IN: Scottish Police Authority Chief Executive takes early retirement with pay-off, following resignation of ‘Kremlin’ Chair Andrew Flanagan - discredited board & Vice Chair who backed secretive top duo remain in posts
POLICE REGISTER: ‘First responder’ Police Officers transparency in cops business interests register beats ‘last responder’ secretive elite judges still locked in 5 year battle against Holyrood on judicial interest register
COPS & LAWYERS: Concerns on Public Bodies Legal Fees spending as figures reveal Scottish Police Authority fork out over £1m in legal fees, Police Scotland spend at least £1.3 million on external lawyers
APPROVED BY M’LORD: Former Police Chief & Legal Complaints board member receives approval from Lord Carloway to fill ‘window dressing’ Judicial Complaints Reviewer post
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
Dementia and Powers of Attorney in Scotland
Scottish Powers of Attorney are different
Why Powers of Attorney are all about trust
Making a Will by text message in Scotland?
Lesson for Scots from legal fight over Will
Beat the Scottish Power of Attorney registration delays
Divorce and your Will in Scotland
Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2016 and the prospects for 2017.
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 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
The First Lady of MiniTrials retiring?
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
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
Alison Di Rollo appointed Queen’s Counsel, three months after appointment as Solicitor General for Scotland
Crown Office compromised by crime victims rights gone too far - Dean of Faculty Jackson QC offers suggestions to new Lord Advocate Wolffe QC
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
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!
#hackIT4justice: Legal ‘Hackathon’ will be hosted in Scotland
Will 2016 be the year lawyers unleash their inner legal publishers?
The End of Business Cards for Lawyers?
Social Media Strategies for UK Law Firms – Webinar Now Available