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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
INSPECT YOUR ROGUE: Check your solicitors’ record in England, but not in Scotland - UK Solicitors Regulation Authority ‘years ahead’ of pro-lawyer Scots legal watchdogs
CROWN CORRUPTED: More corrupt Prosecutors revealed - New Lord Advocate clamps down on transparency amid call to release more details of criminal records of Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service staff
INQUIRY OF THE CROWN: Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee launch inquiry into crime fighting ability of ‘institutionally corrupt’ Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
WOLFFE’D HALL: Edinburgh Council admit defeat in Parliament House titles fiasco - officials no longer pursuing recovery of Scotland’s top court buildings to common good public ownership
STILL BANKING, M’LORDS: Judicial quango in charge of Scotland’s Courts & Tribunals remains mired in financial links to Banks, investment funds, insurance, property & corporate vested interests
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Scottish Parliament probe on judges' register of interests hears from top Law Professor - room for widening transparency to include more than pecuniary interests, current recusals register is not complete.
WOLFFE HALL: Edinburgh Council racks up £53K legal bill in failed bid to recover ownership of Parliament House - as papers reveal Faculty of Advocates “occupied” Laigh Hall for 150 years without recorded title deeds
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
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.
Crofting Convener in Hiding
Croft Wars: A New Hope
Brown Envelopes at the Crofting Commission?
Grazings ‘Constable’ must stand aside or be removed
Decisive Ministerial intervention in crofting crisis is now required
The T-1000 Grazings ‘Constable’
Crofters, Lawyers, VAT and a Grazings ‘Constable’
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.
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
Court Speeding: Court reforms hasten trial hearings - according to taxpayer funded report compiled by the Courts
First Minister appoints James Wolffe as new Lord Advocate, Alison Di Rollo handed post of Solicitor General for 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
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