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Edinburgh solicitors vote to stop accepting another tranche of legal aid work

Members of the Edinburgh Bar Association (EBA) have voted to stop accepting court appointments in su ...

Published 7 November 2018

Equalities committee endorses raising age of criminal responsibility from eight to 12

A Scottish Parliament committee has supported raising the age of criminal responsibility from eight ...

Published 7 November 2018

Lawyers of Tomorrow - Rohi Shah

I am a diploma student at the University of Edinburgh looking for a traineeship commencing in 2019 ...

Published 7 November 2018

Blog: Sciotto case enjoins employers to tread lightly over rights of fixed term employees

The recent judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the case of Sciotto v ...

Published 7 November 2018

SCJC publishes responses to Simple Procedure Rules consultation

The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has published a summary of the responses to its consultati ...

Published 7 November 2018

Clan Childlaw announces dedicated legal service for care leavers at Holyrood reception

At a reception in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday Clan Childlaw announced a new dedicated la ...

Published 7 November 2018

Frances McMenamin QC’s SCCRC appointment extended

The senior woman at the Scottish bar, Frances McMenamin QC, is to continue her long association wi ...

Published 7 November 2018

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax – Where are we now?

Starting soon – a seminar for conveyancers and other land professionals Series begins 26 Nove ...

Published 7 November 2018

Harper Macleod taking on more trainees

Harper Macleod is recruiting additional trainee solicitors to commence in March 2019. The firm's tr ...

Published 7 November 2018

JUSTICE lecture: Can human rights can survive populism?

Populism and human rights will be the subject of a lecture by barrister and academic Professor Con ...

Published 7 November 2018

Dozens of criminal justice charities 'gagged' by public sector contracts under Chris Grayling

Dozens of criminal justice charities have been gagged by public sector contracts which prevent the ...

Published 7 November 2018

And finally... gas at a peep

An American congressman is facing an ethics investigation after his staff allegedly threatened a pro ...

Published 7 November 2018

Too few pathologists the source of delay in releasing murder victims' bodies

Scotland needs more pathologists in order to get the bodies of murder victims back to their families ...

Published 6 November 2018

Law Society of Scotland launches rights of cohabitants consultation

The Law Society of Scotland is asking the legal profession and interested stakeholders for their vie ...

Published 6 November 2018

Bruce Wood: Can Scotland really be the best place to do business?

Bruce Wood reflects on the slow pace of change in updating the moveable transactions regime. ...

Published 6 November 2018