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Blogs: Scottish Law
Author: Peter Cherbi
TO PARLY, M’LORD: Scotland’s top judge Lord Carloway finally offers to give evidence to Scottish Parliament probe on register of judges’ interests - amid growing calls for full judicial transparency
CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Papers lodged at Holyrood judicial interests register probe reveal Court of Session judge heard case eight times - where his son acted as solicitor for the defenders
“Transparency is part of accountability” says Law Professor to MSPs - as General Pinochet case, failures to recuse and a judge presiding over cases defended by his own son in the Court of Session - add to calls register of judges’ interests
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Evidence lodged by Judicial Investigators, campaigners, judges & journalists in four year Holyrood probe on judges’ interests - points to increased public awareness of judiciary, expectation of transparency in court
JUDICIAL REGISTER: Figures reveal Scotland’s judges received £471million since 2008 financial crash, benefit from extra £2billion on courts & legal aid - yet declare no wealth, assets or interests
LEGAL COSTS: Ask your solicitor ten questions about costs before your legal expenses run up thousands in unnecessary work & bills – or result in your lawyer taking your home & savings to pay for it
NAME & SHAME: Scots consumers denied records checks on lawyers - as Solicitors Regulation Authority propose detailed public register of lawyers in England & Wales
DISHONESTY RULES: Rogue solicitors guilty of fraud, embezzlement and theft from wills receive soft censures from pro-lawyer Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal and courts
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 Commission Elections 2017 – The Results
Ding Dong! The Convener is Gone
Review highlights “notable and worrying failures” in governance within the Crofting Commission
SEE YOU IN COURT?
Last vacant Crofting Commissioner seat filled at last
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
Lesson for Scots from legal fight over Will
Beat the Scottish Power of Attorney registration delays
Divorce and your Will in Scotland
Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2016 and the prospects for 2017.
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
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.
New Year Honour for MiniTrials
"Top Marks for MiniTrials" - Edinburgh 8 October 2016
You be the judge - sentencing exercises
The First Lady of MiniTrials retiring?
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2014 - a retrospective
Edinburgh MiniTrials - 3 October 2015
Edinburgh MiniTrials 2013
Reporting on news and issues of justice, law and politics, from Scotland.
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
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
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