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Lord Carlile issues call for evidence on controversial Prevent programme

Lord Carlile, who is leading an independent review of the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism programme, has issued a call for evidence on its operation.

Published 8 October 2019

England: Possible jurors in Hillsborough trial asked about football loyalties

A hundred possible jurors in the retrial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield have been quizzed on what football team they support.

Published 8 October 2019

And finally... checking out

A team competing in the world checkers championship was held captive in the hotel hosting the tournament because the bill had not been paid.

Published 8 October 2019

Motorist who failed to appear for ‘special reasons’ proof loses appeal against penalty points imposed

A motorist who was fined and given six penalty points after being convicted of driving without insurance and who claimed there were “special reasons” for her licence not being endorsed has had her appeal dismissed.

Published 7 October 2019

Lord Pentland refuses petition to compel Johnson to seek Article 50 extension

The campaigners in the Court of Session case against Prime Minister Boris Johnson have had their petition refused by Lord Pentland in the Outer House.

Published 7 October 2019

ECtHR: Holocaust denial is not a human right

Denial of the holocaust is not a human right, the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously ruled.

Published 7 October 2019

US-UK agreement allows enforcement agencies to bypass law

The UK and the US have signed a bilateral agreement allowing their respective law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to serious crime from tech companies in the other jurisdiction.

Published 7 October 2019

Malcolm Gunnyeon: New bill should avoid compelling parties to attend mediation sessions

Proposed legislation should avoid forcing parties to attend mediation information sessions, writes Malcolm Gunnyeon.

Published 7 October 2019

England: Egyptian law to apply in case brought by widow of QC

The widow of a barrister who died on safari with his daughter will have her case heard in an English court despite the law of Egypt being applicable.

Published 7 October 2019

Aberdeen Law Project launches radio talk show

The Aberdeen Law Project has announced the launch of its new talk-show on Station House Media Unit's (SHMU) radio station.

Published 7 October 2019

Supreme Court: Applications for Ask a Justice now open

The Supreme Court is offering school pupils the opportunity to have a live question and answer session with a justice from their own classroom.

Published 7 October 2019

In pictures... new solicitors admitted

Law Society of Scotland president, John Mulholland and chief executive, Lorna Jack, welcomed Scotland's newest solicitors to the profession while Sheriff Principal Marysia Lewis was the guest speaker at the ceremony.

Published 7 October 2019

Thailand: Judge recovering after courtroom suicide bid over alleged interference in murder case

A Thai judge is recovering after shooting himself in an apparent suicide bid at the end of court proceedings in which he sharply criticised alleged interference with the judiciary.

Published 7 October 2019

And finally... long lie

A young man who says he overslept and missed jury duty was sent to jail for 10 days by a furious judge.

Published 7 October 2019