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Democracy under threat from ‘pandemic of misinformation’ online

The UK government should act immediately to deal with a "pandemic of misinformation" that poses an existential threat to our democracy and way of life, according to a report of the Lords' Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies.

Published 29 June 2020

Scottish residential property market set to re-open ‘with a bang’

The Scottish housing market is set to open today as the country enters phase two of the Scottish government’s route map out of the coronavirus crisis.

Published 29 June 2020

Lord Brodie's public inquiry into hospital sites to begin in August

The public inquiry into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital campus in Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh will begin this August.

Published 29 June 2020

Victoria Arnott and Neale Tosh join Axiom Advocates

Axiom Advocates has welcomed two new members – Victoria Arnott and Neale Tosh.

Published 29 June 2020

Arnot Manderson welcomes two more newly called advocates

Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed Jonathan Murphy and Fergus Whyte to the stable following their admission to the Faculty of Advocates in another historic but socially distant calling ceremony held in Parliament Hall.

Published 29 June 2020

Coronavirus will fuel revolution in employee ownership

More employees will become owners of the companies they work for as firms seek to ensure greater resilience in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, according to Lindsays' Douglas Roberts.

Published 29 June 2020

Sean White: The virtual courtroom – experiences of an instructing solicitor

Sean White was an instructing solicitor in one of the first virtual appeal hearings before the Inner House of the Court of Session and in the first virtual Court of Session commercial proof. Here he discusses his experiences of the virtual courtroom so far.

Published 29 June 2020

BTO trainee Emily Campbell wins Law Society's Innovation Cup

Great client communications can help strengthen solicitor-client relationships and minimise complaints. That’s the idea behind this year’s Innovation Cup winning entry.

Published 29 June 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The Dalai Lama visits Faculty

A routine Friday morning turned “surreal” for members of Faculty and staff when the Dalai Lama paid an unannounced visit.

Published 29 June 2020

And finally... the other Boris

The prime minister of Bulgaria, Boïko Borissov, has been fined for entering a church without a mask.

Published 29 June 2020

Stephen McGowan: Phase 2 – no beer, no cheer for hospitality businesses

The introduction of Phase 2 of Scotland's exit from the crisis was welcomed by many. A notable exception, however, was a large number of hospitality businesses, who had been gearing up to re-open outdoor spaces and start to welcome customers back, says Stephen McGowan.

Published 26 June 2020

High Court quashes culpable homicide verdict and replaces it with assault

The Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary has quashed a verdict of guilty of culpable homicide returned against a co-accused in a murder case, replacing it with a verdict of guilty of assault.

Published 26 June 2020

Nine new members admitted to Faculty of Advocates

Nine new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in a second – and hopefully, last – calling ceremony under physical distancing.

Published 26 June 2020

Law Society calls on SCTS to reconsider refusal of paper-based forms

The Civil Justice Committee of the Law Society of Scotland has called on the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) to urgently review a decision to refuse paper-based simple procedure actions.

Published 26 June 2020

Human rights briefing calls for new test for standing in ECHR judicial reviews

The test for standing in judicial review cases brought on ECHR grounds should be that of 'sufficient interest', a new briefing by the Human Rights Consortium Scotland argues.

Published 26 June 2020