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Supreme Court: Shamima Begum cannot return to UK

Shamima Begum, the woman who travelled to Syria as a child and aligned herself with ISIS, has failed in all her appeals to the Supreme Court and cannot return to the UK to argue her citizenship case.

Published 26 February 2021

Venezuelan IT businessman allowed appeal in persecution asylum application

An IT company boss who was refused asylum after fleeing alleged persecution in Venezuela has successfully challenged the decision not to permit him to appeal the refusal to the Upper Tribunal.

Published 26 February 2021

Lord Mulholland set to be called as witness in Rangers damages action

Lord Mulholland is set to be called as a witness at the damages action brought by David Grier over the alleged unlawfulness of the fraud investigation into Rangers.

Published 26 February 2021

Dentons appoints Claire Armstrong as Scotland managing partner

Dentons has appointed Claire Armstrong to the newly-created role of Scotland managing partner.

Published 26 February 2021

New research shines light on death by driving sentencing

New research co-authored by Strathclyde University's Professor Cyrus Tata shines light on the sentencing of causing death by driving offences.

Published 26 February 2021

Medical law expert challenges Scottish government mesh review

A medical law expert is challenging a Scottish government mesh review amid fears patient records could be changed, The Sunday Post reports.

Published 26 February 2021

Man who named Salmond accusers jailed for six months

A man has been imprisoned for six months at the High Court in Edinburgh for contempt of court in relation to the trial of HMA v Alex Salmond.

Published 26 February 2021

Jennifer Thomson: Occupiers’ liability in Scotland – who has control of the premises?

Everyone's world was turned upside down in 2020, with unpredictable events throughout the year. The uncertainty has impacted on the work of personal injury lawyers. While the country has been in lockdown with fewer cars on the roads and many employees no longer attending at their places of work, you might have thought that the volume of personal injury claims would reduce.

Published 26 February 2021

Budget Bill passes stage one

Proposed legislation to implement Scotland’s Budget for 2021-22 has passed its first parliamentary hurdle.

Published 26 February 2021

Spain: Bullfighter fails in attempt to copyright kill

A bullfighter has failed in an attempt to copyright his most famous kill.

Published 26 February 2021

And finally… the reign in Spain

Spain's disgraced former king, Juan Carlos I, has paid a €4 million tax bill in a bid to help end his exile.

Published 26 February 2021

Outer House allows damages action by former private school student alleging camping trip rape to continue

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has allowed the action of a woman seeking £1.5 million in compensatory damages from her former school to continue after the company that ran the school sought to have it dismissed without a proof.

Published 25 February 2021

Salmond inquiry: Former sheriff questions whether rule of law still holds in Scotland

A former sheriff has questioned whether the rule of law is actually at work in Scotland amidst the problems plaguing the Salmond inquiry.

Published 25 February 2021

Judges most concerned with declining respect from government and media

Judges in Scotland are most concerned with the loss of respect for the judiciary by the government and attacks on it by the media, while a significant proportion is even considering leaving the bench in the next five years, a new survey has revealed.

Published 25 February 2021

David George Frew

Solicitor David George Frew has passed away at the age of 66.

Published 25 February 2021