Theresa May failed to protect potential trafficking victims High Court rules

The Home Secretary failed to safeguard three potential victims of trafficking held in an immigration detention centre a judge in the High Court has ruled.

Published 21 July 2015

Scottish ministers call for further Scotland Bill amendments

The UK government has been asked to work with Scottish ministers to ensure the final Scotland Billmeets the principles and recommendations of theSmith Commission.

Published 21 July 2015

England: legal aid boycott may end as practitioners' groups meet Gove

A boycott of legal aid work may end this week as lawyers' groups prepare to meet the Justice Secretary Michael Gove  on Thursday The Law Society Gazette reports.

Published 21 July 2015

Judges pour cold water over firefighter’s appeal against wilful fire-raising conviction

A part-time firefighter who was found guilty of wilful fire-raising but claimed that a “miscarriage of justice” had occurred has failed in an appeal against conviction.

Published 20 July 2015

CAS: private parking tickets 'can be challenged in court'

Drivers who are charged unfairly by private car parks have grounds for legal challenge - according to a new legal opinion obtained by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS).

Published 20 July 2015

Scottish Police Authority board 'fractured' after board members raise concerns about outgoing chairman

It has emerged that Scotland's police watchdog has been embroiled in internal strife with five of its board members raising concerns about the ability of its outgoing chairman.

Published 20 July 2015

Law Society publishes new guidance for recruiting trainees

The Law Society of Scotland has published recommendations to help employers put in place “fair access” recruitment processes.

Published 20 July 2015

Data Retention Act ruling welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland

Responding to the English High Court ruling that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) is illegal, Tim Musson, convener of the Law Society of Scotland's Privacy Law Committee said: “This is a welcome judgment by the High Court.

Published 20 July 2015

ESPC records falling property prices after pre-LBTT sales rush

Average property prices in east central Scotland saw a year-on-year fall of a half percentage between April-June 2015, according to new figures from ESPC.

Published 20 July 2015

England: decline in UK commercial litigants at High Court as financial list drawn up

The High Court in London has seen a decline in the number of UK litigants involved in commercial disputes over the last year, though overseas litigants account for 63 per cent of cases new research has shown.

Published 20 July 2015

Magna Carta Barons prepare to face their fate as mock treason trial draws near

Leading figures from the worlds of law, politics and academia are preparing to defend their historical alter egos from the charge of treason next week.

Published 20 July 2015

High Court judges rule DRIPA incompatible with EU law

The High Court in London has ruled emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the UK government last July is unlawful.

Published 17 July 2015