Drones Bill to grant police new stop and search powers

The UK government is preparing new legislation that will give police the power to stop and search drone pilots near airports.

Published 20 February 2019

Convention on profession of the lawyer proposed amid rising attacks on practitioners

A new convention on the profession of the lawyer has been proposed by the Council of Europe amid rising attacks on practitioners around the world.

Published 20 February 2019

Lack of transparency and accountability of local authority business support scheme a cause for concern

A Holyrood committee has expressed concern about the lack of transparency, accountability and alignment of Business Gateway, a local-authority provision that aims to help businesses develop and grow.

Published 20 February 2019

Addleshaw Goddard sets up legal support hub in Edinburgh

Addleshaw Goddard has established a legal support hub in Edinburgh operated by five paralegals and a manager.

Published 20 February 2019

Glasgow legal podcast launches with Jill Robbie as inaugural guest

Glasgow University has launched a legal podcast that promises to feature expert discussion on a range of legal topics.

Published 20 February 2019

England: Sheffield Hallam University sets up law firm in educational first

A university has established its own law firm to give students "real life work experience" while they study.

Published 20 February 2019

Ireland: Law Society expands legal education programme in Irish prisons

The Law Society of Ireland has expanded an initiative that sees trainee solicitors teach prisoners about the law.

Published 20 February 2019

And finally... MAGA bucks

The teenager filmed in a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in January is suing a newspaper – for £250 million.

Published 20 February 2019

Lord Advocate calls for speed awareness courses to be introduced to Scotland

Motorists who break the law could avoid penalty point by signing up to speed awareness courses (SACs) if proposed plans go ahead, The Scotsman reports.

Published 19 February 2019