Fully digital process for simple procedure cases to be rolled out next week

A new fully digital process for simple procedure cases is ready to be rolled out next Thursday, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has said.

Published 18 April 2019

Retired Supreme Court justice says there is 'no moral obligation to obey the law'

A retired Supreme Court justice has said there is "no moral obligation to obey the law" in a major intervention over the legality of assisted suicide.

Published 18 April 2019

Alison McAteer and Megan Lafferty: The issues to watch for Scottish insurance lawyers

Alison McAteer, senior solicitor at Brodies LLP and president of Tomorrow’s FOIL (Forum of Insurance Lawyers), and Megan Lafferty, associate at Clyde & Co (Scotland LLP) and Scottish representative of Tomorrow's FOIL, write on the issues facing insurance lawyers in Scotland.

Published 18 April 2019

Applications invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships

Applications are now being invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the Bar.

Published 18 April 2019

Alyson Cowan: Importance of limitation clauses in collateral warranties

Alyson Cowan, solicitor in the commercial real estate team at Morton Fraser, writes on the importance of limitation clauses in collateral warranties.

Published 18 April 2019

House prices in Scotland down for the first time since 2016

The latest statistics from the UK House Price Index (HPI) show that the average price of a property in Scotland in February 2019 was £145,762 – a decrease of 0.2 per cent on February in the previous year.

Published 18 April 2019

Controversial 'porn block' law to be implemented in July 2019

Controversial UK government plans to bring in the world's first age-verification system for online pornography are set to come into force in July.

Published 18 April 2019

Competition regulators criticised for 'incredibly diluted' Big Four shake-up

The UK's competition regulator has shied away from meaningful change of the accountancy industry after ignoring recommendations for a major shake-up in a move critics have described as a missed “golden opportunity”.

Published 18 April 2019

Watchdog calls for police to be trained on handling of missing person reports

Police Scotland must ensure that all police officers receive appropriate training and guidance in assessing missing person reports, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has said.

Published 18 April 2019

England: Solicitor fails in £900,000 bid for damages over Facebook post

An English solicitor who said her professional reputation had been destroyed by a Facebook post has lost her £900,000 libel claim.

Published 18 April 2019