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Supreme Court: Morrisons not liable for employee's criminal data protection breach

In a keenly-awaited landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ruled supermarket chain Morrisons is not liable for the conduct of an employee who leaked payroll data for over 100,000 workers and was subsequently jailed.

Published 1 April 2020

David Bartos and Dr Gillian Black appointed to Scottish Law Commission

David Bartos and Dr Gillian Black have been appointed commissioners of the Scottish Law Commission.

Published 1 April 2020

Mortgage lenders seek 40 per cent deposits

Scottish conveyancers have greeted huge increases in loan-to-value deposits required by mortgage lenders with dismay.

Published 1 April 2020

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace promotes Allan Mackenzie to associate

Raeburn Christie Clark & Wallace (RCC&W) has promoted Allan Mackenzie to associate solicitor.

Published 1 April 2020

Weightmans launches private client practice with appointment of Noel Ferry

Weightmans has opened a new private client practice in Scotland with the appointment of family law specialist Noel Ferry to its Glasgow team, expanding its cross-border offering.

Published 1 April 2020

Significant increase in convictions for rape and attempted rape

Convictions for rape and attempted rape increased by 43 per cent in Scotland in they ear 2018-19, new figures reveal.

Published 1 April 2020

Tackling domestic abuse a priority for prosecutors

The Lord Advocate has said that domestic abuse cases will continue to be prosecuted vigorously and fairly during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 April 2020

Dr Guido Rossi awarded eminent prize for barratry article

Edinburgh Law School's Dr Guido Rossi has been awarded the Robert Feenstra Prize for the best article published in the Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review during the years 2017-2019.

Published 1 April 2020

Bloomsbury Professional makes Scots law textbooks free to all students

Bloomsbury Professional, the Scots law and tax publisher, has produced a brand new online service for all Scots law students who are currently in lockdown with exams looming.

Published 1 April 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Philosophical thinking

In the first in a series of jurisprudential primers for Scottish Legal News, Benjamin Bestgen reflects on philosophical thinking.

Published 1 April 2020

And finally... doggone

A man arrested after a high-speed car chase allegedly told officers he was teaching his dog how to drive.

Published 1 April 2020

Scottish government attempts sweeping justice changes during emergency

The Scottish government is attempting to give ministers the power to allow solemn trials to be conducted without juries and to "dismantle in one fell swoop more than 600 years of legal principle" in a move described as a "knee-jerk reaction" at best and something "far more sinister" at worst.

Published 31 March 2020

Inverness Justice Centre opens

Scotland’s first purpose-built justice centre in Inverness opens today.

Published 31 March 2020

Mixed sex civil partnerships a step closer

A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different sex couples will strengthen equality and advance human rights in Scotland, according to a Holyrood committee.

Published 31 March 2020

Robin Macpherson appointed temporary auditor of Court of Session

The Lord President has appointed Robin Macpherson as temporary auditor of the Court of Session for 12 months from 1 April 2020.

Published 31 March 2020