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Trust’s appeal against partial enforcement of arbitrator’s decision refused

A reclaiming motion by a trust against the partial enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision in respect of a dispute between the trust and a company contracted to build a house for the trust has been refused.

Published 3 July 2020

Consultation launched on post-EU reforms for British courts

Views are being sought from the legal sector, business, and the judiciary on which British courts should have the power to depart from the acquis of EU law.

Published 3 July 2020

Five-year wait for M9 crash FAI 'unforgivable'

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today marked half a decade since the tragic M9 crash in which John Yuill and Lamara Bell died, and criticised “glacial and agonising” delays which mean that a fatal accident inquiry (FAI) has still not taken place into the crash and the police's failure to respond for three days. 

Published 3 July 2020

EU Citizens Rights Project receives backing from Scottish government during pandemic

With less than six months remaining in the EU Exit Transition period, EU Citizens in Scotland are to get increased support from the Scottish government-funded Citizens Rights Project. 

Published 3 July 2020

Cross border operation sees more than £25m pounds worth of drugs seized

The Serious Organised Crime Taskforce has welcomed a successful cross border operation where Police Scotland arrested 59 people and seized more than £25 million pounds worth of controlled drugs.

Published 3 July 2020

CMS Scotland launches 2020 Law Scholarships Scheme for S5/S6 pupils

CMS Scotland has launched its annual competition to find its next CMS Law Scholarships students in Scotland.

Published 3 July 2020

PSRP launches mobile app to boost role of women in peace processes

The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) has launched a new mobile app to help embed women’s rights in peace negotiations in the Arab world and beyond.

Published 3 July 2020

Remote hearings in the days of coronavirus

Terra Firma's Jon Kiddie has considered the essentials of remote hearings in a new article, particularly in relation to civil proceedings, from where we were pre-pandemic to the current situation where remote hearings have become the new norm.

Published 3 July 2020

Have you seen it? SLN readers pick their favourite law-related films

Following on from our book recommendations last week, we have asked some of our readers to recommend their favourite law-related films.Sheekha Saha, a solicitor with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, picked Les Misérables – "but the 1998 version, starring Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush".

Published 3 July 2020

Our Legal Heritage: Revealed – the Scots deported in America’s first Red Scare

Graham Ogilvy reports on new research by US historian Kenyon Zimmer identifying for the first time some of the Scottish trade unionists caught up in America’s first Red Scare.

Published 3 July 2020

And finally... keystone cops

A police force has reminded officers not to leave their keys in unoccupied police cars after one was stolen during a chase.

Published 3 July 2020

Inner House rules oral hearing not required in review of decision to refuse judicial review

The Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled that a Lord Ordinary is not required to appoint an oral hearing when considering a request for judicial review of a decision by another Lord Ordinary to refuse a petition for judicial review.

Published 2 July 2020

Burness Paull sees significant cash injection from partners

Burness Paull has completed a multimillion-pound fundraising round which saw the firm's top equity partners double their capital stakes to £300,000, The Lawyer reports.

Published 2 July 2020

New corporate homicide bill ‘significantly widens’ culpability for large companies

A new Holyrood bill which aims to make it easier to hold large companies and their senior managers liable for workplace fatalities represents a ‘substantial broadening’ of culpability, a Scots lawyer has said.

Published 2 July 2020

Trio promoted at Jones Whyte

Jones Whyte has announced the promotion of three key staff members.

Published 2 July 2020