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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
CAPITAL CLAIM: Court of Session ruling on Heather Capital writ paves way for legal confrontation between liquidators & law firm involved in £280m hedge fund collapse
NO MONEY NO JUSTICE: Slow, costly courts, £220K a year judges on junkets & justice staff on the take prompt Scottish Government proposal for 25% hike in court fees
JUSTICE DENIED: Solicitor accuses Law Society of Scotland of "abuse of power" - as legal aid decision by solicitors regulator leaves disabled clients denied access to justice
LORDING IT MORE OPENLY: Scotland’s obsessively secretive judiciary reveal overseas junkets - after media spotlight on judges’ international air travel circuit increases judicial transparency
ROGUES REIMAGINED: Scottish Legal Complaints Commission calls on Scottish Government to reform “complex and legalistic” solicitors' self regulation & complaints system
FROM ROGUES TO RICHES: Scottish Legal Complaints Commission refuse to identify corrupt solicitors in case findings - as derisory payments to executry fraud & legal malpractice victims revealed
WOLFFE HALL: Papers reveal Council’s legal action ‘abandoned’, £320K Faculty refurbishment of Laigh Hall & new Lord Advocate refused to give expectations on move to recover public ownership of Parliament House
WOLFFE LAW: Crown Office ‘line of succession’ falters - First Minister names James Wolffe QC as Lord Advocate & Alison Di Rollo as Solicitor General
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.
Croft Wars: The Constable Strikes Back
Croft Wars: Return of the Committee
Lacklustre response by Crofting Commission
Who calls the shots at the Crofting Commission?
Crofting Convener seeks to stop SRDP funding for Common Grazings
Statement by Crofting Commission gets no better in Gaelic
Decisions “have been divisive, unacceptable and not in line with crofting law”
Fudged response from 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.
A little introspection game
Buy Titled Plots from Atlantic Titles Ltd
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
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
Making an online Will with MyScottishWill- how does it work?
Online Power of Attorney – Can I make it for Mum and Dad? Video blog
Bitter family feud over Mum’s houses and her Will
Challenging Wills in Scotland – Part 1 – the basics
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
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.
Court Speeding: Court reforms hasten trial hearings - according to taxpayer funded report compiled by the Courts
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
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
Law Firm Associate Retention Tips: 3 Signs Your Associate Solicitor Plans to Leave!
#hackIT4justice: Legal ‘Hackathon’ will be hosted in Scotland
Personal Injury Leads for Sale (UK)? Need to Buy PI Domain Names or Websites?
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
Will Speed Limit Reform Affect Road Deaths in the UK?
Last Chance: Hootsuite Exclusive Webinar on Social Media Strategies for UK Lawyers