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Steve Dougherty: Is there demand in Scotland's housing market for a quasi-free market approach?

Steve Dougherty challenges the shortcomings of the current planning and regulatory system and asks if a quasi-free market approach would appeal to some prospective home-owners in Scotland.

Published 21 May 2019

Law's Expanding Empire: Lord Sumption on the erosion of personal responsibility

A proliferation of new laws and judicial power has diminished people's ability to make their own decisions, according to a former Supreme Court justice, The Times reports.

Published 21 May 2019

Anti-abortion student group at Aberdeen University permitted affiliation after commencing legal action

A student anti-abortion group that launched legal action after being denied the right to affiliate now has a presence on campus.

Published 21 May 2019

Brodies wins WWL’s Scotland Law Firm of the Year award

Brodies LLP has been named Scotland Law Firm of the Year for an eighth consecutive year at the Who’s Who Legal Awards.

Published 21 May 2019

Can we create a world safe from drugs?

The past few years have brought about the most profound shift in the global narcotics trade for decades, according to a leading figure in international drug control efforts who will give a public lecture at the University of Dundee next month.

Published 21 May 2019

University of Aberdeen Law Reform Society to launch first edition of annual report

A student society is launching its first annual publication later this year.

Published 21 May 2019

Faculty choir to share Dublin stage with TV stars

Members of the Faculty of Advocates Choir will share the stage with some inspirational singers at a fundraising concert in Dublin.

Published 21 May 2019

And finally... grande larceny

Pop singer Ariana Grande is being sued by a photographer for posting a picture of herself on Instagram without permission.

Published 21 May 2019

Advertorial: Insight Legal Named Approved Supplier By The Law Society of Scotland

Independent software company, Insight Legal Software today announces its recognition as an Approved Supplier by The Law Society of Scotland, as it continues its efforts to deliver market-leading support and technology advancement for law firms in the country.

Published 21 May 2019

Family of alcoholic homeless man who died in charity accommodation fail in damages claim

The family of a homeless man with a history of alcoholism who died hours after being offered accommodation by a charity have had an action for damages against the support provider dismissed.

Published 20 May 2019

Secret 'torture policy' of Ministry of Defence revealed

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been maintaining a secret policy allowing ministers to approve actions which could lead to torture, The Times reports.

Published 20 May 2019

Violent crimes in Scotland rise by 10 per cent

The number of violent crimes recorded by Police Scotland has risen by 10 per cent, according to new figures.

Published 20 May 2019

Alasdair Sutherland returns to Burness Paull as head of planning

Alasdair Sutherland has joined Burness Paull LLP as head of the firm’s planning department.

Published 20 May 2019

Use of post-nuptial agreements on the rise

There has been a 125 per cent increase in the use of post-nuptial agreements in the past year at one law firm.

Published 20 May 2019

Media lawyers warn of unintended consequences of proposed EU ban on social media anonymity

Proposals backed by a senior European politician to ban anonymity on social media could have an adverse impact on people living under repressive regimes, media lawyers in Ireland have warned.

Published 20 May 2019