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Stalin’s grandson fails in defamation appeal to ECtHR

Joseph Stalin and Yevgeny Dzhugashvili Joseph Stalin’s grandson has failed in his attempt to ...

Published 20 January 2015

Conservative draft bill of rights ‘grounded in parochial disputes’

A draft bill drawn up by Conservative lawyers would see terrorist suspects, illegal immigrants and c ...

Published 20 January 2015

Faculty to host seminar on state aid from a Scottish perspective

It will be a notable first when the Faculty of Advocates hosts a seminar examining state aid law fr ...

Published 20 January 2015

Scotland hosts first same-sex pagan marriage

Scotland, the only legal jurisdiction in the UK to allow pagans to marry, has had its first same-sex ...

Published 20 January 2015

Agreement reached on terms for devolution of voting power for 16 and 17 year olds

The first minister Nicola Sturgeon (pictured) has confirmed that agreement has been reached with th ...

Published 20 January 2015

Dundee legal academic appointed to personal chair

Stuart Cross (pictured) has been appointed to a personal chair at the University of Dundee. He joi ...

Published 20 January 2015

Faculty’s criminal bar association rebrands

A newly-named body has been established for advocates who specialise in criminal law – the Scott ...

Published 20 January 2015

Sheriff Principal Stephen appointed as Queen’s Counsel

Sheriff Principal Mhairi Stephen (pictured) has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel by Her Majesty t ...

Published 20 January 2015

New drink drive limit having adverse impact on licensed trade

The new drink drive limit imposed in December will have a greater impact on the future of pubs than ...

Published 20 January 2015

Health boards facing 1,500 legal claims

New figures have shown that health boards are straining to work through over 1,500 legal claims, som ...

Published 20 January 2015

And finally... you can’t post that

A man has admitted to attempting to procreate with a postbox after he was spotted in a shopping cent ...

Published 19 January 2015

Local pupils to debate immigration controls in Law Society tournament

Pupils from schools across Scotland are getting ready to debate the pros and cons of immigration con ...

Published 19 January 2015

England: New CPS guidelines to change how courts treat victims and witnesses

New guidelines put out to consultation today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will radically ...

Published 19 January 2015

Study find that eyewitnesses remember details better when they close their eyes

In a study published in the journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the Universit ...

Published 19 January 2015