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Couple who rented stately home granted limited repairing standard appeal

A couple who rented a stately home near Perth have been granted limited permission to appeal the Housing and Property Chamber’s decision regarding the state of repair of their property.

Published 2 April 2020

Courts 'still obliged' to refer unclear EU law issues to CJEU

The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said.

Published 2 April 2020

Raft of spring promotions at BTO

BTO Solicitors LLP has announced six promotions comprising four new senior associates and two associates.

Published 2 April 2020

Europe raises rule of law concerns among coronavirus responses

A joint statement issued by 14 European countries has raised concern about "the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Darina Kerr: Coronavirus legislation spells changes for commercial property

Darina Kerr details the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill's provisions relevant to the commercial property sector.

Published 2 April 2020

Yousaf asked to uphold rights of detainees during crisis

The Scottish members of the UK National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) have today written to Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf, highlighting efforts to uphold the rights of people in detention and deprived of their liberty during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Published 2 April 2020

CMS leads successful reverse takeover of marine technology group

CMS has acted as principal and lead lawyers in the reverse takeover of Hertsford Capital plc by Lancaster-based marine technology company OTAQ Group Limited.

Published 2 April 2020

Dundee's Professor Nicholas Fyfe made fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

The University of Dundee’s Professor Nicholas Fyfe has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in recognition of the impact of his work on policing research.

Published 2 April 2020

Lady Hale named patron of The Next 100 Years

Lady Hale, former president of the Supreme Court, has been named as the patron of The Next 100 Years, a project dedicated to achieving equality for women in law.

Published 2 April 2020

Burges Salmon launches gender taskforce and diversity network

Burges Salmon has launched its latest diversity and inclusion (D&I) network ‘BBalanced’ to support its recently established gender taskforce in identifying priorities and objectives for the firm to improve gender balance in line with its D&I firm-wide strategy.

Published 2 April 2020

And finally... unilateral error

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised eyebrows after it emerged she is continuing to use the court's private gym in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Editorial: No need for Carloway Courts or legislative legerdemain

Yesterday’s bombshell proposal, announced on Twitter à la Trump, by the Lord Justice General to ‘temporarily’ suspend trial by jury in solemn cases has rightly provoked outrage.

Published 1 April 2020

Eamon Keane: Alarm bells ring over hearsay proposals

Solicitor Eamon Keane, early career fellow in criminal law and evidence at the University of Edinburgh, expresses 'considerable concern' over the Scottish government's hearsay reforms, which have passed stage one.

Published 1 April 2020

Controversial plans to temporarily abolish juries delayed following severe backlash

The Scottish government is delaying controversial plans to abolish juries in solemn trials for the duration of the coronavirus emergency after a furious backlash from the legal profession and outraged politicians.

Published 1 April 2020

Edinburgh City Council granted permanence order to allow child’s adoption

The City of Edinburgh Council has successfully been granted a permanence order under section 80 of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 in relation to the child of a mother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and a father with limited leave to remain in the UK.

Published 1 April 2020