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Harper Macleod wins role to advise Scotland's biggest landowner

Harper Macleod has won a competitive tender to be appointed as principal adviser to Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), the country’s biggest landowner, on a wide range of legal services.

Published 16 January 2020

Crown Office promises to speed up toxicology results

The Crown Office has pledged to expedite the processing of toxicology results amid worries that Scotland's latest drug death figures could be delayed.

Published 16 January 2020

England: Cameras to be allowed in court for the first time

Draft legislation has been laid before Parliament to allow cameras in courts in England and Wales for the first time.

Published 16 January 2020

Scott McGeachy: Schrems II – Brexit and standard contractual clauses

In the case of Schrems II, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an opinion which upholds the validity of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Scott McGeachy explains the case and its implications.

Published 16 January 2020

Sheriff David Mackie retires

Sheriff David Mackie, 66, has retired from the bench after 15 years at Alloa Sheriff Court.

Published 16 January 2020

BBC radio drama inspired by Strathclyde Mediation Clinic

A new BBC radio drama was inspired by a visit to Strathclyde Mediation Clinic.

Published 16 January 2020

Gareth Oldale named head of privacy and cybersecurity at TLT

TLT has announced Gareth Oldale as its head of privacy and cybersecurity.

Published 16 January 2020

Use of Taser against aggressive man who set fire to home was proportionate

Police use of Taser in response to a violent incident was necessary, the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner has found.

Published 16 January 2020

Deadline day looming for Glasgow Bar Association footballers

For around 40 years the Glasgow Bar Association has been represented by a football team comprised of solicitors primarily from the criminal bar.

Published 16 January 2020

Italy: Appeal court backs man who claimed phone use gave him brain tumour

An Italian man who claimed use of his mobile phone had caused a brain tumour has been backed by a court, The Times reports.

Published 16 January 2020

And finally... it's a goal!

A goalkeeper who was hit by a football has won a £500,000 payout over the injury.

Published 16 January 2020

Holyrood committee takes Scottish government to task over 'significant breach' of parliamentary rules

A Holyrood committee has expressed discontent after the Scottish government breached parliamentary rules to allow new electronic monitoring devices to be used due to a shortage in the number of tags available to meet demand.

Published 15 January 2020

Controversial cyber kiosks used to bypass phone passwords come into use

The legality of Police Scotland's controversial 'cyber kiosks', which will be rolled out next week despite the Justice Secretary's expectation they will attract a legal challenge, has been questioned by a civil liberties expert.

Published 15 January 2020

Surveys reveal gap in knowledge of who owns Scotland's land

Knowledge about land ownership and plans for land use differ between rural and urban communities, a Scottish Land Commission survey has found.

Published 15 January 2020

Roundtable to look at why young lawyers want to leave the profession

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA), in conjunction with the Law Society of Scotland, is holding a roundtable discussion on the issues raised in the recent survey on retention of young lawyers in the Scottish legal profession.

Published 15 January 2020