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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
SPEAK UP IN PRIVATE, M'LUD: Terse exchanges between Scotland's top cop & judiciary on Police corruption claims saw Chief Constable slapped down amid accusations of interfering with the role of the judiciary
HUNT FOR LORD OCTOBER: Scotland’s next top judge will be selected by legal establishment as closed shop process begins to appoint new Lord President of the Court of Session
FAILED TO JAIL: Law Society’s self regulation ‘failed public’ as ex solicitor who posed as colleague to lure clients has jail sentenced quashed by Court of Session
NEW BROOM TO TELL: Judicial transparency in the dock as Holyrood MSPs set to quiz Judicial Complaints Reviewer on support for a register of interests for judges
YOUR BANK, M’LORD? The £40m trail of secretive judicial interests, billionaires, aristocrats & offshore trusts in Hampden & Co, Scotland’s latest bank
THE SILENT TYPE: Details of Legal Affairs Minister’s secret meeting with top judge on joint effort to block judicial transparency & register of judicial interests must remain secret - says Scottish Government
LORD CASHVOCATE: Proceeds of Crime figures ‘now part of manipulated crime stats’ as figures reveal crooks receive more in legal aid than Crown Office takes in Cashback for Communities
CASH TRAPPED: £1.2m legal aid Lawyer who took £700K Legal Aid in just 3 years - and was investigated for dodgy claims, demanded more public cash after being barred from legal aid register
Author: Iain Nisbet
Bringing you the latest and best in Scots law news, views and reviews.
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
In/Out Referendum on Eurovision in 2016?
Devolution in the UK
Author: Brian Inster, Inkster's Solicitors
Explores crofting law and provides insights into this complex area of law.
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
Crofting Commission make a U-turn on Decrofting Appeal to the benefit of many owner-occupiers
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
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.
Married abroad? Want a divorce in Scotland?
Property news round-up for 2014 and prospects for 2015
Should I move out?
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 2014 - a retrospective
Edinburgh MiniTrials - 3 October 2015
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2013
Being a juror
What is the Supreme Court?
Visit Court on your computer?
Happy 10th Anniversary to MiniTrials
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
Crown Office granted order for cockpit voice & flight data from 2013 North Sea Super Puma helicopter crash
Scottish Arbitration lags behind court, says survey from Heather Capital law firm Burness Paull, as hopes for cornering arbitration business fail to materialise
Pay now or comply later: Solicitors reminded over deadline to pay up historical client balances or firms may face action from Law Society of Scotland
Police Chief & Sheriff clash over ‘cover up culture’ within Police Scotland as top cop slapped down by judge over attempt to interfere with judiciary
Crown Case KO’d in Coulson Trial: Collapse of multi million pound perjury trial of Andy Coulson raises questions for Lord Advocate & calls to reform ‘institutionally corrupt’ Crown Office
Scots Crown Office prosecution of journalist Andy Coulson moved for third time, four week trial expected to cost more than £2m over perjury allegations in Sheridan case
Digitally recorded statements could lead to miscarriage of justice as Evidence and Procedure Review calls for recordings of witness testimony to be admitted as evidence at trials
LAW CHIEF’S SON IN VIOLENCE RAP: Scotland’s Solicitor General’s son is convicted of domestic violence attack on female partner
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