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And finally... 8-bit judges

A court celebrated its achievements over the past year by publishing a video on social media portraying one of its judges as the famous videogame character Mario.

Published 6 February 2019

Drug-abusing mother fails in appeal against decision to grant council adoption order

A mother-of-five who failed to participate in legal proceedings in which her local authority applied to adopt her youngest child has had an appeal against a sheriff’s decision to grant the council’s petitioner dismissed.

Published 5 February 2019

Lesley Gordon: Cohabitation case law producing encouraging results

Lesley Gordon reviews the application of Scotland's cohabitation legislation in recent case law. 

Published 5 February 2019

Consultation seeks views on tackling firework misuse

The use and regulation of fireworks is the focus of a public consultation which aims to ensure everyone can enjoy displays safely.

Published 5 February 2019

Police officer numbers see slight increase in last quarter

Police officer numbers have seen a small increase in the last quarter but have decreased over the past year.

Published 5 February 2019

W. David H. Sellar

A cremation service for the late David Sellar, former Lord Lyon, will be held at the Lorimer Chapel, Warriston Crematorium, Edinburgh, at 12 noon on Saturday 23 February 2019; followed by a Memorial Reception at 2pm at the Playfair Library, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh.

Published 5 February 2019

Olivia Parker: How fair is your traineeship recruitment pipeline?

Olivia Parker, careers development officer at the Law Society, talks about whether employers are really engaged with fair access and highlights some of the pitfalls that are still regularly identified in the traineeship recruitment process.

Published 5 February 2019

Advocate David Ballantyne returns to practice

David Ballantyne has resumed practice, as a member of the Hastie Stable.

Published 5 February 2019

Hear pioneering US judges at Faculty event in Edinburgh

Two innovative US judges will give insights into their approach to justice at a special Faculty of Advocates event.

Published 5 February 2019

In pictures... Brodies team visits Maggie's ahead of arctic trek

Lawyers from Brodies visited Maggie's this week to find out how it uses donations to support people living with cancer ahead of their arctic adventure this month in aid of the charity.

Published 5 February 2019

WS Society summer internship applications now open

The WS Society is now welcoming applications from law students and graduates who would like to participate in the WS Summer Internship 2019 programme.

Published 5 February 2019

England: Concerns raised over introduction of lie detector tests in Domestic Abuse Bill

Domestic abuse offenders could be given mandatory lie-detector tests upon release from prison under new proposals.

Published 5 February 2019

And finally... dog's life

Pet dogs have been banned from public spaces in Tehran.

Published 5 February 2019

Child abuse victim wins appeal for criminal injuries compensation

A woman who was assaulted by her mother when she was a baby has won a long-running legal battle for criminal injuries compensation after taking her appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Published 4 February 2019

'Staggering' fatal accident inquiry delays of up to eight years revealed

Families are currently waiting up to eight years for fatal accident inquiries (FAI) to be conducted into the death of a loved one, figures obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats have revealed.

Published 4 February 2019