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Ex-EU commissioner’s action deemed inadmissible by Luxembourg court

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed the inadmissibility of an action brought by former commissioner John Dalli in relation to his resignation allegedly requested by ex-President José Manuel Barroso.

Published 15 April 2016

Award-winning paralegal to address Scottish conference

Awarding-winning paralegal Mark Harris will be among the experts addressing next week’s Scottish Paralegal Association Conference.

Published 15 April 2016

Bills of suspension against warrants remain subject to High Court jurisdiction, appeal judges rule

Bills of suspension against incidental warrants such as those to take samples or to search remain subject to the “supervisory jurisdiction” of the High Court of Justiciary rather than the Sheriff Appeal Court, appeal judges have ruled.

Published 14 April 2016

Lady Dorrian appointed Lord Justice Clerk

Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the First Minister, has appointed the Rt. Hon Lady Dorrian QC as Lord Justice Clerk.

Published 14 April 2016

Lawyers raise concerns over police plans to remove domestic abusers from homes ahead of Old Firm match

Police Scotland is to remove domestic abusers from their homes during the Old Firm match on Sunday, The Herald reports, prompting concern from criminal law practitioners.

Published 14 April 2016

House Of Lords should retain power to reject secondary legislation, says committee

The House of Lords' Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) has today published the report of its inquiry into the Strathclyde Review of the House of Lords’ role in scrutinising secondary legislation.

Published 14 April 2016

West of Scotland housing market makes encouraging start to 2016

Increased house prices and shortened selling times have resulted in an encouraging start to the year for the west of Scotland property market, according to the Glasgow Solicitors Property Centre (GSPC).

Published 14 April 2016

Football fans left confused by ancient heraldry laws

Football fans have been left confused by archaic heraldry laws that have forced clubs to scrap their crests, The Herald reports.

Published 14 April 2016

Scots businessman who developed Grand Theft Auto V sues company for $150m

A Scottish businessman who helped develop the fastest selling entertainment product in history is suing his former employer for $150 million, alleging he was removed by “deception”.

Published 14 April 2016

Joanna Cherry QC nominated for civilian interest award

Joanna Cherry QC, MP for Edinburgh South West is the first member of Parliament from the SNP to be shortlisted for the 4th Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award.

Published 14 April 2016

Hotel owner jailed for human trafficking fails in appeal against conviction and sentence

A hotel owner who was jailed for three years after being found guilty of human trafficking has had an appeal against his conviction and sentence refused.

Published 13 April 2016

Failure to investigate Roma woman's allegations of racial abuse from right-wing paramilitary violated article 8, rules Strasbourg

A Hungarian national of Roma origin’s complaint that the authorities failed to investigate allegations she suffered racial abuse and threats from participants in an anti-Roma march has been upheld by a majority at the European Court of Human Rights.

Published 13 April 2016

Gibson Kerr appoints two new solicitors to expanding team

Gibson Kerr has announced the appointment of two solicitors, Angela Agrawal (pictured right) and June Paterson (pictured below) to its property team.

Published 13 April 2016