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Opponents of new Skye hospital to seek judicial review

Opponents of a health board's move to downgrade an island hospital are seeking judicial review of the decision.

Published 10 September 2015

Report highlights need for investment in housing support for prison-leavers

A panel discussion at last night's event

Published 10 September 2015

Blog: Employment Tribunal fees – a new Scottish dimension

Brian Napier QC and Jonathan Mitchell QC  discuss the possible implications of the future abolition of Employment Tribunal fees in Scotland.

Published 10 September 2015

Standard Life appoints new group general counsel from RBS

Standard Life today announced that Rushad Abadan has been appointed group general counseland will join the company in early 2016, leaving the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Published 10 September 2015

Macleod and MacCallum scoop family firm of the year at law awards

Macleod and MacCallum won the “Family Law Firm of the Year 2015″ award at the Law Awards of Scotland.

Published 10 September 2015

Can legislation on educational attainment be made more effective?

A co-ordinated, detailed and strategic approach to tackling the educational attainment gap is needed, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee.

Published 10 September 2015

Lack of supply to fuel house price and rent rises

House prices in Scotland are projected to rise by 5 per cent over the course of the year as supply continues to fail to meet a rising demand for homes, according to surveyors.

Published 10 September 2015

International delegates gather in Edinburgh for conference on transport law and logistics

On 3rd and 4th of September 2015 Edinburgh Law School and theEdinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted an interdisciplinary conference organised by Dr Simone Lamont-Black and Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm drawing together renowned academics, practitioners and stakeholders in transport law and logistics.

Published 10 September 2015

Solicitors across Scotland to boycott Sheriff Appeal Court

No faculty of solicitors in Scotland is likely to undertake summary appeal work in the new Sheriff Appeal Court at the suggested legal aid rates, it has emerged.

Published 9 September 2015

After Yazdanparast solicitor advocates counsel fair play

The Society of Solicitor Advocates has issued a statement in response to the decision in the case of Yazdanparast v Her Majesty’s Advocate in which it expresses disappointment that the High Court has criticised the independence, integrity and professionalism of criminal defence solicitor advocates and solicitors "once again".

Published 9 September 2015

SLN Spotlight: Sara Jalicy

Published 9 September 2015

Court reforms update: judicial review

In the run up to provisions of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 coming into effect this month we will be publishing short reminders of the new laws.

Published 9 September 2015

Rules on background checks to be relaxed in emergency amendments over article 8 fears

Ministers have been forced to consider emergency amendments to the law on Scotland's system for protecting vulnerable citizens after it emerged higher level criminal background checks are so excessive they might breach applicants' article 8 rights under theEuropean Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 9 September 2015

Legislation to improve the rates of organ donation considered at Holyrood

People from across Scotland are today being asked for their view on proposed legislation which would change the consent process for the transplantation of organs.

Published 9 September 2015

CMS appoints The University of Law to develop new Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

CMS has appointed The University of Law to develop an exciting new postgraduate qualification for its trainees in Scotland.

Published 9 September 2015