Law Society: Nationality and Borders Bill risks creating two-tier asylum system

The Nationality and Borders Bill threatens to create a two-tier asylum system which could result in more unsafe and perilous journeys, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 19 October 2021

England: Elderly man subjected to Kafkaesque trial in magistrates’ court

An elderly man has succeeded in challenging the procedural fairness of a hearing in which he was subjected to an experience reminiscent of Franz Kafka's The Trial, his lawyer said.

Published 19 October 2021

Legal academics defend Professor Kathleen Stock

Legal academics, including many from Scottish universities, have written to the University of Sussex in support of Professor Kathleen Stock, "for her academic work and public interventions on the questions surrounding the legal recognition of sex and gender identity."

Published 19 October 2021

Phillip Kelly: Business use of AI – key considerations

With the business use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, there are key legal and contractual risks that businesses using, or supplying, AI need to consider, writes Phillip Kelly.

Published 19 October 2021

New digital platform to be introduced for evidence

The way evidence is handled and used by the criminal justice system is changing.

Published 19 October 2021

Sheriff solemn cases at 102 per cent of pre-Covid average

Last month's sheriff solemn caseload was 102 per cent of the average pre-Covid level, new figures show.

Published 19 October 2021

And finally… Ye/You

Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye following the approval of a Los Angeles court.

Published 19 October 2021

Scottish law firms use e-signature to onboard 65 per cent of new clients in less than 2 hours

Here’s a funny statistic; did you know that only 5 per cent of people remember statistics, whereas 63 per cent of people remember stories? We want you to remember this so, here’s a short story about Scottish law firms using e-signatures…

Published 19 October 2021

PwC: Optimistic outlook for UK law firms as fees and profits rise

UK law firms' fees and profits are exceeding expectations this year, a report from PwC shows.

Published 18 October 2021

Sheriff Edington retires after more than 20 years on the bench

On 15 October 2021, Sheriff Martin Edington sat for the last time at Livingston Sheriff Court as its senior sheriff.

Published 18 October 2021