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Petition of Iranian asylum seeker who transported Kurdish political party members refused by Outer House

An Iranian asylum seeker who claimed to be at risk because he was suspected of supporting a Kurdish political party has had his petition for judicial review of the decision to refuse his claim rejected. 

Published 17 September 2020

Doubts cast on fairness of inquiry into reform of judicial review

Law firms have cast doubt on the fairness of an inquiry into reform of the judicial review system in the UK.

Published 17 September 2020

Sheriff Napier refuses to deal with ‘appalling’ video links in court

Sheriff Graeme Napier at Aberdeen Sheriff Court has refused to deal with any more cases via video link after a particularly challenging connection to HMP Grampian this week.

Published 17 September 2020

‘Disappointing’ delay in introducing honorary QC system in Scotland

A second call has been made to implement a system for the appointment of honorary QCs in Scotland.

Published 17 September 2020

David Davis demands access to secret hearings on torture

David Davis MP is asking the High Court for access to secret court hearings into past UK involvement in torture.

Published 17 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Sophie Fairweather

I am a current fourth year LLB (Hons) student at the University of Abertay. After graduating I hope to continue my studies by undertaking the diploma in legal practice with the intention of starting a traineeship in 2022.

Published 17 September 2020

New silk Ruth Charteris makes Crown Office switch

Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed the appointment of stable member Ruth Charteris to the rank of Queen's Counsel.

Published 17 September 2020

Caroline Fraser joins Lindsays Dundee office as partner

Caroline Fraser has joined Lindsays' private client team in its Dundee Office.

Published 17 September 2020

New student directors for Aberdeen Law Project

The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) has announced the appointment of Victorie-Anne Gomez-Llorens and Helena Siebenrock as co-student directors.

Published 17 September 2020

Children’s rights expert says SQA appeals system ‘not human rights compliant’

The SQA's appeal system is not compliant with human rights, according to an expert in child law at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Published 17 September 2020

Scottish Feminist Judgments Project releases third episode in podcast series

The Scottish Feminists Judgments Project (SFJP) has launched its third and final podcast episode.

Published 17 September 2020

And finally… seeing red

A £400 million collection of rare stamps and other paraphernalia including calligraphy by Chairman Mao has been stolen.

Published 17 September 2020

English Court of Appeal refuses appeal of decision to build school near airbase

The English Court of Appeal has refused an appeal of a decision to grant planning permission for a primary school near a United States Air Force base in the Lakenheath area.

Published 16 September 2020

Rottweiler of the court Lord Keen offers resignation to PM

The Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen of Elie QC, has offered his resignation to Prime Minister Boris Johnson following a debacle arising over a government bill.

Published 16 September 2020