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Northern Ireland High Court: Abortion law incompatible with ECHR

A woman who had to travel to England for a termination after being told that her unborn child had a fatal foetal abnormality has been successful in her challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion law.

Published 3 October 2019

Record number of calls received anonymously by charity Crimestoppers

Independent charity Crimestoppers has received a record number of reports from across Scotland over the past year.There has been a 6.3 per cent increase in anonymous tips sent to Police Scotland, to 14,534 and a 45 per cent increase over the past three years.

Published 3 October 2019

Scottish Land Commission launches £1,000 student award

A new national student award aims to encourage involvement in land reform and help with the work of the Scottish Land Commission.

Published 3 October 2019

Free event to develop mental health awareness among lawyers

The Scottish Legal Action Group (SCOLAG) is hosting a free event on 22 November which aims to develop mental health awareness among lawyers.

Published 3 October 2019

Media coverage of female athletes will increase girls' interest in sport, claim advisers

Putting women and girls in the spotlight is one of the goals set out in a new report aiming to increase participation in sport and physical activity across Scotland.

Published 3 October 2019

In pictures... Breaking down Brexit at Brooklyn Law School

The Irish-American Law Students Association and the International Law Society at Brooklyn Law School have hosted a panel on Brexit.

Published 3 October 2019

Crime and justice events at Dundee festival this month

Members of the public will have the chance to step into the role of forensic investigators and jurors as part of a series of events exploring crime and justice at this year’s Festival of the Future.

Published 3 October 2019

And finally... apple of his eye

A man who says he was encouraged to try homosexuality by an iPhone app has launched a lawsuit against Apple for "moral suffering" because he ended up with a boyfriend.

Published 3 October 2019

Domestic abuser fails in appeal against four-year custodial sentence but has extension period quashed 

A man who was jailed for four years after being found guilty of domestic abuse offences has had an appeal against the custodial term imposed rejected.

Published 2 October 2019

Shelter Scotland launches legal action against council over rights of homeless

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland has today commenced legal action against Glasgow City Council. The charity is seeking a judicial review into the council’s practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation.

Published 2 October 2019

UK and Belgian bars sign up to post-Brexit cooperation

Positive relationships between legal professionals in the UK and Belgium are set to continue post-Brexit with the signing of a first-of-its-kind document by legal organisations in each of the nations.

Published 2 October 2019

Prosecutor accused of sending 'racially aggravated' messages to go on trial this month

The trial of a prosecutor accused of sending “racially aggravated” and “offensive” messages has been set for this month.

Published 2 October 2019

Promotions and appointments at Stuart & Stuart Solicitors

Stuart & Stuart Solicitors, Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg and Penicuik has announced a number of staff promotions and new appointments.

Published 2 October 2019

New solicitors join Lindsays

Lindsays has welcomed two new solicitors to its private client team.

Published 2 October 2019

England: Email with automatic signature ruled to be legally binding contract

An email with an "automatic" signature has the same legal effect as a signed document, the High Court has ruled in a dispute over the sale of a plot of land.

Published 2 October 2019