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Sheriff criticises latest court closure

Sheriff Kevin Drummond expressed his dismay yesterday when Peebles Sheriff Court was closed. The judge told a

Published 22 January 2015

UK government publishes draft bill on powers to be devolved to Holyrood

The UK government has published a draft bill detailing the powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament following the recommendations made by the Smith Commission.

Published 22 January 2015

Petition for judicial review of ‘named person’ legislation refused

A petition for judicial review of legislation which will see a “named person” assigned to almost every child in Scotland has been refused by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 22 January 2015

‘White van man’ found guilty of breach of the peace charges fails in appeal against conviction

A “white van man” found guilty of three charges of breach of the peace after repeatedly staring at children in public places and attempting to lure a young boy into his vehicle has failed in appeal against conviction.

Published 22 January 2015

And finally... cool dudes

The debating society of the Inner Temple has produced a video inspired by something called “Your Barrister Boyfriend”. The video alleges that Inner Temple students are “the cutest boys at the bar”.

Published 21 January 2015

MMS backs Olympic swimmer Keri-anne Payne

Published 21 January 2015

Blog: “So, how is life in banking?”

Trainee solicitor John Morgan (pictured) discusses his experiences in his banking seat.

Published 21 January 2015

EHRC calls for improvements at Scotland’s traveller sites

A new report has found that while local authorities have developed successful Gypsy Traveller sites throughout Scotland, more work is still needed.

Published 21 January 2015

Lawyers say Facebook now regularly cited in divorce cases

Lawyers have said Facebook is now regularly cited in divorce cases and is used as evidence inappropriate behaviour.

Published 21 January 2015

Airline fails in appeal to ECJ over Commission decision in airport authority case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the European Commission acted correctly in rejecting a complaint brought by an airline against  a competition authority’s handling of its case against an airport authority over alleged abuse of a dominant position in the internal market.

Published 21 January 2015

FOI rights should be extended to housing associations, says Scottish Information Commissioner

Scottish Information Commissioner Rosemary Agnew (pictured) has called for freedom of information (FOI) rights to apply to bodies responsible for social housing.

Published 21 January 2015

Home Office rule change for Sikh solicitors attending UK detention centres

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed new Home Office rules which mean that Sikh solicitors will no longer have to remove articles of faith when meeting clients in UK detention centres.

Published 21 January 2015

Man wrongly convicted of rape entitled to claim compensation as Inner House refuses Scottish Ministers’ appeal

A man who was wrongly convicted of rape is entitled to claim compensation after judges dismissed an appeal by the Scottish Ministers against a ruling that their decision to refuse his application was “unlawful”.

Published 21 January 2015

And finally... small claims

A five-year-old has been handed an invoice and his parents threatened with court action - for missing his friend's birthday party.

Published 20 January 2015