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Jury trials hit cinemas next week

Jury trials will appear on the big screen from next week to help deal with Scotland's backlog of criminal cases.

Published 25 September 2020

Laura McKenna: Employment tribunal finds employee’s paranoid delusions were not a disability

Laura McKenna discusses a case in which the claimant suffered from paranoid delusions, but was not considered to be disabled.

Published 25 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Holly Allan

I graduated with an accelerated LLB from Robert Gordon University in 2019 and completed the diploma in professional legal practice this year, achieving a merit. 

Published 25 September 2020

Head of courts service apologises for disgraceful treatment of black barrister

The head of the courts service has apologised to a black barrister who was mistaken for a defendant three times in a single day at court.

Published 25 September 2020

European Commission to appeal Apple tax ruling

The European Commission has decided to appeal a court ruling that US tech giant Apple did not receive illegal state aid from Ireland and does not have to pay €14 billion in back taxes.

Published 25 September 2020

New rules to allow Civil Online procedure claim forms approved

The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has approved new rules which will allow the use of Civil Online Procedure claim forms.

Published 25 September 2020

Addleshaw Goddard set to explore Scottish business tech trends

Addleshaw Goddard has partnered with University of Strathclyde's Fraser of Allander Institute to explore digital and technology trends within the Scottish business community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 25 September 2020

Georgia Dawson named first woman senior partner at Freshfields

Georgia Dawson has become the first woman senior partner of magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Published 25 September 2020

Law student Kate Scarborough completes ‘extremely valuable’ SLN internship

Law student Kate Scarborough has completed her internship with Scottish Legal News.

Published 25 September 2020

And finally… shut the buck up

Rival rabbit breeders were left with broken ribs and bloodied noses after a prize rabbit show descended into chaos.

Published 25 September 2020

Man found with indecent images of children loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found in possession of indecent images of children and convicted of offences under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 has had his appeal against conviction refused.

Published 24 September 2020

Latest amendments to hate crime bill welcomed by Faculty and Law Society

The Faculty of Advocates and the Law Society of Scotland have welcomed the Scottish government's proposed changes to the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill, made in Parliament yesterday.

Published 24 September 2020

Now you see him, now you don’t – sheriff’s speaker profile removed after SLN enquiry

A speaker’s profile of one of Scotland’s best-known sheriffs that included a photograph of him dressed in wig and robes was removed from an after-dinner speakers’ website hours after Scottish Legal News raised the matter with the Judicial Office for Scotland.

Published 24 September 2020

Facebook plays down suggestions it will leave EU over data transfer ban

Social media giant Facebook has played down suggestions that it will withdraw from Europe despite suggesting in an Irish court filing that it may have to.

Published 24 September 2020

Sarah Lilley: Rural courts- embracing the switch to remote courtrooms

Sarah Lilley discusses the impact of COVID-19 on courts in Scotland, particularly those in more rural areas.

Published 24 September 2020