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Sheriff Appeal Court grants order requiring schizophrenic man with kidney disease to allow dialysis

An appeal by the sisters of a Glasgow man with potentially terminal kidney disease seeking an order requiring him to comply with directions about future lifelong medical treatment has been allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Published 30 November 2021

Radical reform of response to prison deaths needed

A body independent of the Scottish government and prison service should investigate every prison death, a new report published today has recommended.

Published 30 November 2021

Sir David Edward: Climate change – legal accountability is key

In her recent article in The Scotsman, Queen Noor of Jordan urged the G20 nations to acknowledge that there is a diplomatic emergency. As she and other members of the Scotia Group have argued in recent months, states must commit themselves to more ambitious targets, increase financial and practical assistance to developing countries, and ensure accountability.

Published 30 November 2021

Reports of domestic abuse rise by four per cent

The police recorded 65,251 incidents of domestic abuse in 2020-21, an increase of four per cent compared to the previous year.

Published 30 November 2021

David Fisken elected president of the Glasgow Bar Association

David Fisken has been elected president of the Glasgow Bar Association.

Published 30 November 2021

ECtHR: Romanian tennis star fails in Article 8 case over tax story

A former tennis player who claimed a newspaper had defamed him in a story that mentioned his tax affairs has failed in his Article 8 appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 30 November 2021

Expert group on challenging demand for prostitution meets

An expert group convened to help design the principles of a new model to challenge men’s demand for prostitution met for the first time today.

Published 30 November 2021

New website supports people facing financial difficulties

Households experiencing financial difficulties are being offered support through a new website.

Published 30 November 2021

Barbados becomes world’s newest republic

Barbados has become the world's newest republic after formally breaking ties with the British monarchy while remaining in the Commonwealth of Nations.

Published 30 November 2021

And finally… urine trouble

Protestors demanding repairs to public toilets have stormed their town hall and urinated in all corners of it.

Published 30 November 2021

US organisation seeking unexplained wealth order for Donald Trump’s Scottish properties has petition refused by Outer House

A US-based non-profit organisation that challenged the approach of the Scottish Ministers to the making of Unexplained Wealth Orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has had its petition for judicial review refused by a judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session.

Published 29 November 2021

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission reports strong performance

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published its annual report, showing strong overall performance.

Published 29 November 2021

Kirsty Yuill: Upcoming changes to the Highway Code

Kirsty Yuill takes a look at proposed new traffic rules.

Published 29 November 2021

John Laurence Dowdall

John Laurence Dowdall passed away peacefully on 10 November. He was the son of the late Laurence Dowdall, one of Scotland's greatest criminal defence lawyers.

Published 29 November 2021

Musab Hemsi joins Anderson Strathern as director

Musab Hemsi has joined Anderson Strathern as a director in the firm’s employment law team.

Published 29 November 2021