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SLCC launches new guide for solicitors on family law

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has launched a new guide to help solicitors avoid the most common complaints in relation to family law.

Published 11 December 2018

England: Criminal legal aid rates to be comprehensively reviewed

Ministers have pledged a comprehensive review of criminal legal aid rates as the UK government laid regulations to spend an additional £23 million on fees for defence advocates, The Times reports.

Published 11 December 2018

Blog: Managing your millennials

Blackadders' Simon Allison and Duncan Milne discuss the expectations of millennials in the workplace. 

Published 11 December 2018

Holy Cross pupils win Scullion LAW's 9th Debating Cup

School pupils debated the social impact of technology at an event hosted by Scullion LAW last week.

Published 11 December 2018

And finally... carp diem

An angler who trembled like jelly as he reeled in a 5st carp claims he was cheated of a new British record after judges decided his catch didn't count because it was already too big when it was imported.

Published 11 December 2018

Judge allows ‘time-barred’ damages claim over Glasgow bin lorry crash to proceed

Relatives of some of the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash who are suing Glasgow City Council for damages have been granted applications for their case against the local authority to proceed despite their claims being “time-barred”.

Published 10 December 2018

Brexit crisis: CJEU rules that UK can unilaterally revoke notification of intention to withdraw from EU

The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU and such a revocation, decided in accordance with its own national constitutional requirements, would have the effect that the United Kingdom remains in the EU under terms that are unchanged as regards its status as a member state.

Published 10 December 2018

Professor Stephen Tierney: Article 50 decision calls into question political neutrality of the CJEU

Stephen Tierney, professor of constitutional theory at Edinburgh University, comments on today's Brexit judgment from the CJEU.

Published 10 December 2018

Police officers to undertake training in preparation for Domestic Abuse Act

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced an £825,000 training scheme to assist police officers in dealing with domestic abuse.

Published 10 December 2018

Andrew Kirkhope joins Thorntons in Edinburgh

Thorntons has expanded its senior team in Edinburgh with the appointment of new partner Andrew Kirkhope.

Published 10 December 2018

Computer says 'no': Fraud algorithm denies tens of thousands justice

Tens of thousands of fraud victims have been denied justice after a computer algorithm dismissed four-fifths of reported cases.

Published 10 December 2018

James Varney: Culpable homicide reform could bring greater precision to the law

Proposed reforms to Scotland’s culpable homicide laws aim to make it easier for businesses or organisations to be held to account if they cause deaths, writes James Varney.

Published 10 December 2018

Scottish government taskforce to act on recommendations of human rights report

A taskforce will be set up to take forward recommendations from the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership.The announcement was made by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Human Rights Day today, as the group published its final report, with seven recommendations aimed at ensuring Scotland is an international leader in building a rights-based society.

Published 10 December 2018

Cullen Kilshaw plans move to new Jedburgh premises

Cullen Kilshaw is to move to new premises in Jedburgh next year.

Published 10 December 2018

Alan McIntosh: Is time up for Time Orders?

Alan McIntosh discusses a recent case, in which he was involved, at Greenock Sheriff Court that raised some interesting questions about the effects of Time Orders under section 129 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. A hearing is scheduled for later this month.

Published 10 December 2018