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Scottish government pays over £500,000 in legal expenses to Alex Salmond

The Scottish government has paid over £500,000 in legal expenses to Alex Salmond over its botched inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

Published 14 August 2019

England: Secret Barrister accuses Boris Johnson of 'conning the public' on criminal justice

The anonymous blogger known as the Secret Barrister has accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of "conning the public" on criminal justice.

Published 14 August 2019

Tunisia: Gay lawyer stands for presidency

A gay lawyer in Tunisia is standing for election as the country's president.

Published 14 August 2019

And finally... vagina dialogues

Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on Edinburgh Fringe authorities to allow a giant inflatable vagina to fly over the famous city.

Published 14 August 2019

Prisoner who applied for early release on ground of previously successful curfew has judicial review petition refused

A short-term prisoner who was refused early release under Home Detention Curfew (HDC) under the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 has had his petition against the decision rejected.

Published 13 August 2019

Legal challenge to stop Johnson suspending Parliament fast-tracked

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has agreed to a fast-tracked hearing on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson can legally suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Published 13 August 2019

Gordon Ritchie: Scotland's criminal justice system has been gravely undermined

Defence solicitor Gordon Ritchie charts the decline of Scotland's justice system and respect for the rights of the accused.

Published 13 August 2019

Lord Carlile to lead independent review of controversial Prevent programme

Lord Carlile has been appointed to lead an independent review of the controversial Prevent counter-terrorism programme.

Published 13 August 2019

Blackadders' Campbell Clark appointed chair of LEGUS

Campbell Clark, a partner in the corporate & commercial team at Blackadders LLP, has been appointed as chair of the advisory board of LEGUS, the international network of law firms, for a two-year term.

Published 13 August 2019

Scottish Civil Justice Council reports busy year

The Scottish Civil Justice Council has published its sixth annual report, which outlines its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year.

Published 13 August 2019

UK officials to withdraw from EU law meetings this week

UK officials will withdraw from EU meetings on European law and policy this week in anticipation of the UK's exit later this year, according to reports.

Published 13 August 2019

ESPC announces new charity partner

ESPC has announced that its charity partner for the upcoming year is Fresh Start, an Edinburgh-based organisation helping people who have been homeless get established in their new home.

Published 13 August 2019

And finally... keep your hair on

Police have warned they may take action against Facebook users commenting on the headshot of a convicted drug dealer to make fun of his receding hairline.

Published 13 August 2019

Man convicted of carrying a machete in woodland loses appeal against conviction

A man who was found carrying a machete in a Cambuslang woodland has had his appeal against conviction for carrying an offensive weapon in public without a reasonable excuse refused.

Published 12 August 2019

Court proceedings to stop Johnson suspending Parliament commence at Court of Session

A legal petition to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament has been granted permission to proceed.

Published 12 August 2019