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Law Society launches consultation on client protection fund

A major consultation has been launched on the consumer fund available to clients who fall victim to dishonest Scottish solicitors.

Published 22 July 2015

Glasgow bin lorry FAI begins today with driver's medical records and vehicle mechanics under scrutiny

The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the Glasgow bin lorry crash begins today, with lawyers for the families of the victims saying they hope it will ensure such an incident never occurs again.

Published 22 July 2015

Figures show drop in Scottish corporate insolvencies

The number of Scottish corporate insolvencies in the first quarter of the year is 21.2 per cent lower than over the same time last year, according to newAccountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) data.

Published 22 July 2015

Blog: Licensing law must move with the times to regulate taxi booking apps

Michael McDougall  says licensing law must keep pace with developments in the provision of taxi services.

Published 22 July 2015

Italy in breach of ECHR by preventing gay marriage

In its in the case of Oliari and Others v. Italy(application no. 18766/11 and 36030/11) the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of article 8 – right to respect for private and family life – of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 22 July 2015

Debt cases in court fall by nearly half over past five years

The number of debt cases being considered by Scottish courts has continued to fall for the fifth year in a row.

Published 22 July 2015

Osborne brings forward Bank of England Bill

The UK government is bringing forward legislation to improve the governance of the Bank of England and consolidate its financial regulation powers.

Published 22 July 2015

Ryanair refused permission to appeal to Supreme Court over Aer Lingus divestiture order

The UK Supreme Court has refused an application by a budget airline to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling in a case relating to a dispute over its minority stake in a another carrier.

Published 21 July 2015

SLN Spotlight: Philip Rodney

Philip Rodney chairman of Burness Paull comes under the SLN Spotlight this week.

Published 21 July 2015

Report finds LGBT people face inequality in Scotland despite advances

A report examining LGBT equality in Scotland has found that while advances have been made in legal and social attitudes towards LGBT people they still face widespread inequality.

Published 21 July 2015

Theresa May failed to protect potential trafficking victims High Court rules

The Home Secretary failed to safeguard three potential victims of trafficking held in an immigration detention centre a judge in the High Court has ruled.

Published 21 July 2015

Scottish ministers call for further Scotland Bill amendments

The UK government has been asked to work with Scottish ministers to ensure the final Scotland Billmeets the principles and recommendations of theSmith Commission.

Published 21 July 2015

England: legal aid boycott may end as practitioners' groups meet Gove

A boycott of legal aid work may end this week as lawyers' groups prepare to meet the Justice Secretary Michael Gove  on Thursday The Law Society Gazette reports.

Published 21 July 2015