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And finally... taste ye back

A man has admitted that he tried to rob a bank because he wanted to be sent to a prison rumoured to have the best food.

Published 7 February 2019

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Technology in the 21st Century is providing us with the means to communicate our thoughts and ideas across the planet in a way that would have been unthinkable, even 10 years ago.

Published 7 February 2019

Woman sues former partner for alleged rape and domestic abuse in landmark case

A woman who claims she was raped by a former partner and that she was the victim of domestic abuse is suing her ex-boyfriend for damages in a landmark legal case.

Published 7 February 2019

Appeal Court upholds judge’s decision to allow ‘time-barred’ damages claim over Glasgow bin lorry crash to proceed

An appeal by Glasgow City Council against a judge’s ruling that a damages action by relatives of some of the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash can proceed despite their claims being “time-barred” has been dismissed.

Published 6 February 2019

Graham Bell QC

Graham Bell QC, a former leading figure of the criminal bar has passed away at the age of 81.

Published 6 February 2019

European Court battle against UK's mass surveillance powers to be heard by Grand Chamber

The case against the UK government’s bulk surveillance powers will be heard by the highest chamber of Europe’s human rights court.

Published 6 February 2019

Lady Hale to deliver lecture on role of Supreme Court in Edinburgh next month

The President of the Supreme Court is to deliver a lecture in Edinburgh next month on the court's role as it celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Published 6 February 2019

Michael Upton: Searchers’ liability and the fundamentals of duties of care

Advocate Michael Upton M.C.I.Arb., of Hastie Stable, summarises a recent judgment from the Sheriff Appeal Court on establishing a duty of care for economic loss in a case against an allegedly negligent search firm being pursued for damages by the holder of an inhibition, which the searchers allegedly failed to report.

Published 6 February 2019

Govan Law Centre launches crowdfunder to support homeless women

Govan Law Centre (GLC) has launched a crowdfunder to provide legal services for women who are homeless.

Published 6 February 2019

Police Scotland abandons controversial cyber kiosk roll-out

Police Scotland has abandoned plans to roll out controversial 'cyber kiosks' which would allow them to harvest data from mobile phones.

Published 6 February 2019

Possible miscarriage of justice on drugs charge referred to SCCRC

The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission has referred the case of Sean Connelly to the High Court of Justiciary.

Published 6 February 2019

England: Housing association's policy of only admitting Orthodox Jewish tenants vindicated

A housing association which provides accommodation exclusively for Orthodox families has defeated an application for judicial review by a mother and her young son over its allocation policy.

Published 6 February 2019

In pictures... Glasgow law students make it to world finals of Brown-Mosten competition

Glasgow University Diploma students Grainne Duffy and Eilidh Collins were awarded first prize in the Scottish finals of the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition last Friday.

Published 6 February 2019

Edinburgh students host inaugural 'Justice for All' conference

Some of Scotland's leading solicitors, advocates, campaigners and human rights groups will take part in a student-run law conference at Edinburgh University this month.

Published 6 February 2019

England: Activists to be spared jail for stopping deportation flight

A group of activists who were prosecuted under terrorism legislation after taking action to halt a deportation flight will be spared jail.

Published 6 February 2019