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David Black: This land is certainly not your land, says US copyright law

A terrible fate potentially awaits any Scottish folk troubadour lacking knowledge of US copyright law should he or she be tempted to record or sing in public a Scottish variant of Woody Guthrie’s great American anthem This Land is your Land, This Land is my Land, for they could find themselves facing the wrath of a US court which, for all that flag-waving about First Amendment rights to free expression, takes a very dim view of such pernickety matters as copyright breach.

Published 19 April 2021

And finally… cough it up

A landlord couple who refused to return a security deposit to tenants they accused of ruining the property with cigar smoke are facing a £100,000 legal bill.

Published 19 April 2021

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Published 19 April 2021

Edinburgh bus driver who hit cyclist loses tribunal appeal against dismissal from bus company

A former Edinburgh bus driver who lost his job after hitting a cyclist with his bus on Leith Walk has lost an Employment Tribunal appeal against his dismissal.

Published 16 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: The wisdom of the Institutional Writers

For the final nomination in our series supporting the Scottish Council of Law Reporting's search for readers' favourite Session Case, Sir David Edward reflects on Brown v Hamilton District Council 1983 S.C. (H.L.) 1 – in which he himself appeared. Voting closes at midnight tonight. The results will be revealed in due course.

Published 16 April 2021

Tony Lenehan: The emperor has no clothes

Advocate Tony Lenehan responds to yesterday's piece from academics on the 'not proven' debate.

Published 16 April 2021

Lib Dems: Remove Crown Office from fatal accident inquiries

Responsibility for the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) system would be removed from the Crown Office under new proposals from the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Published 16 April 2021

Shepherd and Wedderburn team advised on deals worth £7.1 billion in 2020

Shepherd and Wedderburn’s corporate finance team advised on deals with an aggregate value of £7.1 billion in 2020.

Published 16 April 2021

New right to welfare, housing and healthcare for prisoners in Lib Dem manifesto

A new right to welfare, housing and healthcare appointments for prisoners has been proposed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats in its manifesto published today.

Published 16 April 2021

Quis: Tutoring of witnesses

Quis provides some advice on 'court craft'. Th

Published 16 April 2021

Poland: Human rights chief ordered out by top court

Polish human rights chief Adam Bodnar has been ordered to leave his post by the country's top court.

Published 16 April 2021

LLB student Lucy Mackay wins named GCU’s student of the year

LLB student Lucy Mackay has won the Glasgow Caledonian University STAR Award for Student of the Year 2021.

Published 16 April 2021

And finally… Colin v Cuthbert 2021

Marks & Spencer has lodged legal proceedings against Aldi over its iconic "Colin the Caterpillar" cake.

Published 16 April 2021