CMS Sleep in the Park raises £23,000

Colleagues at CMS Scotland are celebrating after generating thousands of pounds in donations for this year’s Sleep in the Park fund-raiser staged last Saturday.

Published 14 December 2018

And finally... heart of gold

Neil Young has claimed victory in his pro-climate campaign against Barclaycard, who were due to sponsor his London concert with Bob Dylan.

Published 14 December 2018

Supreme Court: Ministers' consent clause in Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ ultra vires, though legislation largely competent

Section 17 of the Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the Scottish Parliament's legislative competence, justices in Supreme Court have ruled.

Published 13 December 2018

Scot wanted by USA successfully challenges UK government’s ‘unlawful’ failure to provide ‘forum bar’ defence to extradition

A Scot wanted by the FBI over an alleged shares scam has successfully challenged a decision by the UK Government to delay the introduction of a possible defence to his extradition to the USA.

Published 13 December 2018

Gordon Neave v SLCC: Complaints body did not act irrationally in exercise of its discretion

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has welcomed the Court of Session decision in Gordon Neave v SLCC refusing leave to appeal.

Published 13 December 2018

Dame Elish Angiolini calls for evidence on police complaints

Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC today issued a call for evidence on the subject of police complaints.

Published 13 December 2018

Colin Hulme: IP report confirms designs are key part of UK economy

Colin Hulme comments on what new intellectual property data reveals.

Published 13 December 2018

Scottish Police Federation warns Holyrood of need for more officers ahead of Brexit

The body which represents rank and file police officers has told MSPs that Scotland needs up to 900 more officers to deal with Brexit.

Published 13 December 2018

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen jailed after lying to Congress and transferring hush money

The lawyer who said he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of lying to Congress and enabling illegal payments to women who had allegedly had affairs with the US president.

Published 13 December 2018

Australia rushes through new data laws despite expert warnings over unintended consequences

Australia has introduced sweeping new data laws without amendment or opposition, despite warnings from lawyers and civil liberties experts that the rushed legislation could have unintended consequences and overreach.

Published 13 December 2018

Scullion LAW raises more than £1,900 for Social Bite

Nigel and Nicholas Scullion of Scullion LAW took part in Social Bite's ‘Sleep in the Park’ in Glasgow on 8 December, raising £1,900 for the charity, which aims to end homelessness in Scotland.

Published 13 December 2018

And finally... laughable

A comedian refused to perform at a charity gig on campus after being asked to sign a contract stipulating topics he was prohibited from making offensive jokes on, including race, sex and sexual orientation.

Published 13 December 2018

Tommy Sheridan wins appeal for interest on £200,000 damages award for defamation

Tommy Sheridan is entitled to interest on the £200,000 damages he was awarded following his successful defamation action against the publishers of the News of the World, at the judicial rate of 8% per year from the date of the jury’s verdict in 2006 until the principal sum was paid in 2017, appeal judges have ruled.

Published 12 December 2018