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Schoolboy hit by bus awarded £8000 damages after judge rules driver was ‘negligent’

A schoolboy who was hit by a bus while “larking about” with friends on the pavement as the vehic ...

Published 11 May 2015

First Minister backs Lord Gill in rejecting calls for register of financial interests

The First Minister has rejected calls for a register of judges' financial interests, saying the curr ...

Published 11 May 2015

Lord Advocate invokes double jeopardy law over 1992 murder

Frank Mulholland QC The Lord advocate Frank Mulholland QC has asked the High Court to allow Franc ...

Published 11 May 2015

'Named person' law opponents say it will infringe children's right to privacy

Alison Reid Critics of the proposed “named person” law have said it could result in children no ...

Published 11 May 2015

North east Fife suffering 'gross disservice' a year on from Cupar Sheriff Court closure

A year after the closure of Cupar Sheriff Court, a lawyer has said residents of north east Fife are ...

Published 11 May 2015

Thousands sign petition against football behaviour law

More than 4,500 people have signed a petition calling for the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at F ...

Published 11 May 2015

Voting now open for Law Society Council elections

Voting is now open for the Law Society of Scotland’s Council elections and solicitors in the fiv ...

Published 11 May 2015

Blog: A German court’s verdict could add a whole new definition to the term player power

Marco Rinaldi Marco Rinaldi discusses a German case in which the employment rights of a footballer ...

Published 11 May 2015

Scotland tops European ranking for LGBTI equality

Tom French Scotland is the best country in Europe for LGBTI legal equality, according to ILGA-Europ ...

Published 11 May 2015

Former chief constable joins police watchdog

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has appointed George Graham, former head of Northern Constab ...

Published 11 May 2015

England: New Justice Secretary pushes to axe Human Rights Act

Michael Gove New Justice Secretary Michael Govewill press ahead with plans to scrap the Human Right ...

Published 11 May 2015

Man injured by falling ice fails in damages action against Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

A man who sued the fire service after he was injured when ice and guttering fell from the roof of a ...

Published 8 May 2015

Overall success for Scots lawyers in general election

Yesterday's general election saw Scots lawyers perform well overall with two holding onto their sea ...

Published 8 May 2015

Details of law to strengthen 'community justice' published

Plans for a new community justice model, designed to create a stronger community justice system in S ...

Published 8 May 2015

Fraud prosecutions fall after public sector cuts

Public sector cuts have led to fewer prosecutions for white collar crime in the UK, according to res ...

Published 8 May 2015