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Scotland's prison overcrowding problem grows

Scotland's jail population is set to reach a record high of 8,500 this summer, The Times reports.

Published 15 April 2019

Brent Haywood: Student anti-abortion group case highlights ambit of Equality Act

Brent Haywood looks at a case in which a student anti-abortion group was denied affiliation and how it availed itself of the Equality Act.

Published 15 April 2019

European report raises 'critical concerns' over AI

Human beings should always know if they are directly interacting with another human or an artificial intelligence (AI), a report highlighting a series of "critical concerns" about future AI systems has warned.

Published 15 April 2019

Faculty welcomes Eurodevils Class of ‘19

Six European countries are represented among young lawyers who have arrived at the Faculty of Advocates for the 2019 Eurodevils programme.

Published 15 April 2019

And finally... kinder surprise

A fertility doctor illegally used his own sperm to father 49 children, DNA tests have revealed.

Published 15 April 2019

Equality body launches research into legal aid for victims of discrimination in Scotland

Research has been launched by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in Scotland to get justice.

Published 12 April 2019

New laws impose 10-year jail term on Britons travelling to terror hotspots

New laws that have come into effect today mean that British citizens taking up residence in foreign terror zones could be jailed for up to 10 years.

Published 12 April 2019

Arrest of Julian Assange 'sets dangerous predecent'

The arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange "sets a dangerous precedent", his lawyer has said.

Published 12 April 2019

In pictures: Glasgow law students have 'fantastic experience' at international competition

Glasgow University law students Grainne Duffy and Eilidh Collins had a "fantastic time" at the world finals of the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition, held at the Law Society of Ireland in Dublin.

Published 12 April 2019

UKSC to determine whether holiday company is liable for sexual assault inflicted by its employee

An appeal hearing is scheduled for 1 May in the case of X (Appellant) v Kuoni Travel Ltd (Respondent), UKSC 2018/0102.

Published 12 April 2019

German woman who only came to England for the ballet fails in divorce attempt

A German woman has been told by a judge she will not be able to divorce her husband in England as she only visited London to attend the ballet and see an aristocrat friend, The Times reports.

Published 12 April 2019

Our Legal Heritage: The trial of George Mealmaker, Scotland’s forgotten democratic martyr

George Mealmaker, transported in 1798 to Australia for sedition, was a political giant and visionary who deserves to be recognised in Scotland today, writes Graham Ogilvy.

Published 12 April 2019

Human rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 12 April 2019

And finally... busted

A police officer is facing an internal investigation after turning up to a breathalyser training class while drunk.

Published 12 April 2019