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Eoin Quinn: Expenses and pursuers' offers after QOCS

A recent success in the All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court in a slip and trip case where the pursuer failed to prove how her accident happened has raised two issues of perhaps more general application given the looming introduction of qualified one way cost shifting (QOCS), writes Eoin Quinn.

Published 17 July 2019

Edward Snowden: A new kind of system is needed to guarantee our legal rights

Law is not universally enforceable in the way we believe it is in theory – but “does it always have to be that way?”, Edward Snowden has asked.

Published 17 July 2019

Middle Temple honour for Joanna Cherry QC

The Faculty of Advocates’ non-practising member, Joanna Cherry QC MP, has been elected as an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in London, one of the four Inns of Court.

Published 17 July 2019

PIRC: Police should review guidance on transporting people

An independent investigation has recommended that Police Scotland undertakes a review of the guidance given to officers regarding monitoring people being transported in police vehicles.

Published 17 July 2019

European Commission launches antitrust investigation into Amazon marketplace practices

The European Commission has announced the opening of a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon over its use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace.

Published 17 July 2019

In pictures... Macleod & MacCallum helps Inverness Food Stuff

Via Macleod & MacCallum: Bob Glover of Inverness Food Stuff was delighted to receive a cheque from the firm's Alison Martin. Mac and Mac have chosen Inverness Food Stuff as their nominated charity.

Published 17 July 2019

US: Damages award in cancer-causing weed killer case slashed by two-thirds

A multi-million dollar damages award in favour of a man who sued Bayer after he developed cancer linked to subsidiary Monsanto's weed killer Roundup has been slashed by over two-thirds.

Published 17 July 2019

And finally... cokehead

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle half a kilo of cocaine across continents under his wig.

Published 17 July 2019

Hibs fan jailed for confronting Rangers footballer has appeal against custodial sentence dismissed

A Hibernian fan who was jailed for confronting Rangers captain James Tavernier during a match has failed in an appeal to have his custodial term quashed.

Published 16 July 2019

Government to make definitive statement on long-delayed judicial inquiry into British complicity in torture

The UK government will make a definitive statement setting out its decision about a judge-led inquiry into torture later this week, de facto Deputy Prime Minister David Lidington MP announced in Parliament. 

Published 16 July 2019

Holistic approach necessary to control drug addiction

A holistic approach to drug addiction is necessary to free users "entrenched" in their habits, a sheriff at Scotland's only drugs court has said.

Published 16 July 2019

Historic appointments at Scottish Council of Law Reporting

The Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR) has a new team at the top, and for the first time both senior positions are held by women.

Published 16 July 2019

Murgitroyd among top Scottish performers listed on AIM

IP attorney firm Murigtroyd is among the top Scottish performers listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), with its shares up +35.33 per cent as other companies endure "growing pains" in 2019.

Published 16 July 2019

Lord Gill donates his agricultural law library to Scottish Land Court

A reception has been held at the Scottish Land Court to mark the donation by Lord Gill of his agricultural law library to the court.

Published 16 July 2019

Trainee online journalist — Dundee

The publishers of Scottish Legal News and Irish Legal News are seeking to fill the position of trainee online journalist in their Dundee office.

Published 16 July 2019