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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
DECLARE THE JUDGES: New Judicial Complaints Reviewer supports proposal to Scottish Parliament to create a register of interests for judges
ROGUE FEE: Legal regulator SLCC reveals rogue solicitors compensation data, admits powers to nullify dodgy legal fees only used in two cases during 2013/14
DODGE GUIDE FOR ADVOCATES: ‘Independent’ legal regulator launches guide for Faculty of Advocates - on how to deal with allegations of poor legal services & dodgy court performances
ETHICAL DOH'A: 2014 - The year Scotland’s top judge preferred visiting a car museum in Qatar to appearing before the Scottish Parliament to account for judicial tax dodges, secret wealth, crime & links to big business
TOO MANY SECRETS: Legal Affairs Minister ‘anti-transparency’ evidence to MSPs a ‘poor substitute for top judge’ as Scottish Parliament Petitions Committee consider next move on proposal to create a register of interests for judges
A FINE MESS: Complaints cost Scottish lawyers £1K a day in £365K ‘anonymous’ fines & compensation as regulator refuses to identify rogue solicitors & law firms
COMPARE THE JUDGES: MSPs call for US style transparency on judicial declarations as Minister fails to convince Holyrood committee that secretive & wealthy judges should be excluded from a register of interests
THE CROOK REPORT: Property, wills, trusts & executries still the main target of rogue lawyers as Scottish Legal Complaints Commission 2014 report reveals regulator awarded £365K to victims of dodgy solicitors
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.
Decrofting uncertainty continues as Crofting Commission take case to the Court of Session
To Buy or Not to Buy?
Crofting Law Comments are back!
New Chairman appointed to Scottish Land Court
New Landlord Crofting Commissioner
Did the 2010 Act Equalise Availability of Crofting Grants?
A pivotal year for Crofting Law
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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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
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?
Separation agreements and transfer of title
Housing market confidence!
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.
Edinburgh solicitor Clive Franks commits suicide as Law Society of Scotland investigates dodgy accounting & missing client funds
FOI FREEDOM TO LIE: Scots Info Commissioner admits Data Protection breaches as journalist's call to reform Freedom of Information Act ditched by Holyrood
Lady Smith appointed as head of Scottish Tribunals as Scottish Government clear up of devolved tribunals gets underway
EXPOSED: The Court of Session Clerk who downloaded child porn & whispered in the ears of Scotland’s top judges
Scottish Government spend £800K of public cash on the appointment of 6 new Sheriffs as Courts look for business
The Lord President’s £60Million stained glass window - Parliament House & Court of Session display their “Hidden Gem” in Edinburgh fringe exhibition
All rise for 18th Century as Scottish Court Service announce cull of local courts in new delivery of justice services for Scotland
Scottish Information Commissioner rejects call for honesty in Holyrood petition proposal to amend law on inaccurate & false FOI responses from public bodies
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
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
Evidence Thresholds for Making an Asbestos Claim
Law, Technology and Design
Pain For Much Gain: Biggest Compensation Payouts