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Author: Peter Cherbi
THE COP FACTOR: Scottish Police Authority refuse to release documents on sex assault case top cop who wants to be Chief Constable - now, new info said to contain more complaints & references to ‘interaction with another officer’
PROBE CONFLICT: £604K public cash inquiry magnate Ex Lord Advocate appointed to investigate Police complaints – linked to lawyers representing cops facing complaints
DEAL AXES TRUTH: Scottish Ministers avoid probe of undermining Freedom of Information requests as political deal sidelines report revealing secret two-tier FOI regime
COURT FRACKING: Scottish Government ban on fracking does not exist says Lord Pentland - Court of Session throws out INEOS challenge as Judge says Ministerial claims “did not accurately express the legal effect of the decisions”
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Holyrood Petitions Committee calls for legislation to require Scotland’s judges to declare their interests in a register of judicial Interests
CAPITAL SECRET: Crown Office block disclosure of financial costs in FIVE YEAR probe of collapsed £400m Heather Capital hedge fund linked to Scotland's judiciary
NORWAY, M’LORD: Judicial interests register of Norway cited as example to follow for Holyrood MSPs six year investigation to create a register of judges’ interests in Scotland
CAPITAL NUDGE: Scotland's top judge Lord Carloway to consider status of de-benched Sheriff Peter Watson - suspended for a record THREE YEARS over £28million writ linked to collapsed £400m hedge fund Heather Capital
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.
Mairi Gougeon takes on a new role of Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment
Fergus Ewing remains in place to oversee Crofting Law Reform
Crofting Law at the Royal Highland Show
The 2010 Crofting Law Rush
Two Phase approach to Crofting Law Reform announced by Scottish Government
My response to the Consultation on the Future of Crofting Legislation
Consultation on the Future of Crofting Legislation
The Crofting Commission Barometer
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
Can I get a free Power of Attorney, in Scotland, from the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland (OPG)?
Why do people not make Wills?
Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.
Ross-shire Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.
No Will in Scotland?
Why a Power of Attorney is a family’s gift of love
Dementia and Alzheimer’s. What happens when it’s too late for a Power of Attorney in Scotland?
Dementia and Powers of Attorney 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.
A statue proposed for May Donoghue
The Forth Valley MiniTrials 2017
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
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
TALK THE TALK: Lord Advocate hits out at staff survey revealing high workloads at Crown Office during ‘waffling’ budget evidence to Holyrood Justice Committee
DODGE AUDIT: Calls for Audit Scotland to be hauled before MSPs as Report on £2.4million cash loss at Scottish Borders Council reveals disgraceful scale of mismanagement by local authority in £80m waste project collapse
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
Author: Gavin Ward
Showcasing and contributing to Scots and other laws from around the globe.
Equality in the Legal Sector: Omission of Partners from Pay Gap Reporting “Outrageous”
Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Sector – 48% of London law firms surveyed already using AI and a further 41% will soon start
Law School Under Fire for Training Handbook Guidance
Discover the Secret to A Great Content Marketing Strategy for Your Law Firm
Top 3 Things to Know Before Making a Personal Injury Claim in England
What to Do to Avoid Inheritance Disputes & How to Handle Them If They Occur
Why online legal information tools are essential for all trainees and newly qualified lawyers looking to excel
WardBlawg expands legal guides and resources for legal consumers in the UK