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Citizens Advice Scotland braces for job losses amid funding cut

The head of Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned bureau managers of job losses in the wake of a £600,000 legal aid board funding cut.

Published 11 February 2019

Permission to appeal granted in divorce case Villiers v Villiers

On appeal from the Court of Appeal Civil Division (England and Wales)

Published 11 February 2019

Land near gas works to host £100m Barlinnie Prison replacement

A site close to the Provan gas works in Glasgow is the only place currently being considered for the replacement of Barlinnie Prison, according to the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Published 11 February 2019

Northern Ireland: Pat Finucane was 'murdered to silence lawyers', son tells 30th anniversary event

The son of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has said his father was killed to "silence other lawyers", The Irish News reports.

Published 11 February 2019

In pictures... All Glasgow final at Lord Jones Moot 2019

Via UofG Moot: It was an all-Glasgow University final at the Lord Jones Moot Competition 2019 at Dundee University on Saturday – congratulations are due to Dylan and Ryan on their victory, and well done to Jasmine and Alistair for running them close!

Published 11 February 2019

SYLA's annual Criminal Day Conference in Glasgow next week

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association welcomes attendees to its Criminal Day Conference 2019, which will take place on Saturday 23rd February at 200 SVS, 200 Saint Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Published 11 February 2019

England: Prison Service considering separate wings for trans prisoners

The Prison Service in England and Wales is considering plans to house transgender prisoners in separate prison wings, The Sunday Times reports.

Published 11 February 2019

And finally... Tokyo Story

An elderly crime wave appears to be sweeping Japan as pensioners seek jail time in a bid to save money.

Published 11 February 2019

Crown wins ‘mutual corroboration’ appeal to restore conviction of man caught repeatedly masturbating in view of neighbour

A man found guilty of repeatedly exposing himself and masturbating in view of his next door neighbour, who had partially succeeded in an appeal due to a lack of corroboration, has had his original conviction restored after the Crown appealed against appeal court’s decision. 

Published 8 February 2019

Gillespie Macandrew announces Glasgow expansion

Gillespie Macandrew has expanded in Glasgow with the opening of new premises in the city centre.

Published 8 February 2019

Blackadders to merge with Aberdeen firm Plenderleath Runcie

Blackadders is set to merge with Aberdeen-based solicitors Plenderleath Runcie.

Published 8 February 2019

Garry Sturrock: Toughening stance on prosecution of domestic abuse

Garry Sturrock looks at the effects Scotland's new domestic abuse legislation will have on the law.

Published 8 February 2019

Information on forthcoming appeals now available on courts website

Enhanced information in relation to upcoming appeal cases in the Court of Session is now available on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals website.

Published 8 February 2019

Final power promised to Holyrood in awake of independence referendum devolves

The last power devolved to Holyrood by legislation enacted following the 2014 independence referendum has been transferred.

Published 8 February 2019