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UK government refuses to give evidence to Holyrood on Internal Market Bill

The UK government has refused to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament on its UK Internal Market Bill.

Published 16 September 2020

Judgment handed down in major insurance case featuring 15 QCs

Judgment in a business interruption insurance case that featured 15 Queen's Counsel and 20 junior counsel has been handed down by the High Court.

Published 16 September 2020

SCTS announces new programme for Civil Online service is ready for ‘wider rollout’

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has announced that its new Application Programming Interface (API) for the Civil Online service is ready for a wider rollout.

Published 16 September 2020

Alasdair Burnet appointed Queen’s Counsel

Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Alasdair Burnet has been appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel.

Published 16 September 2020

Lawyers of Tomorrow – Samantha Whyte

I graduated from the University of Glasgow this year with the diploma in professional legal practice, before which I obtained a 2:1 LLB (Hons) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Published 16 September 2020

Anna Robertson appointed chair of Aberdeen Law Project

The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) has announced that Anna Robertson has been elected chair of the board.

Published 16 September 2020

Noel Ferry: Children bill brings welcome changes, but misses some opportunities

Noel Ferry looks at the implications of the Children (Scotland) Bill, and where it could have gone further.

Published 16 September 2020

European Court of Justice interprets ‘net neutrality’ rules for the first time

EU net neutrality rules introduced five years ago following sustained campaigning by digital rights groups have been interpreted by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for the first time.

Published 16 September 2020

SYLA invites young lawyers to complete survey on impact of COVID-19

The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) has created created a survey to understand how COVID-19 has affected young lawyers and their careers.

Published 16 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: The right to my opinion (Free Speech I)

Benjamin Bestgen takes a timeous look at freedom of expression. See his last primer, on marriage, here.

Published 16 September 2020

And finally… overboard

A dentist who extracted a patient's tooth while riding a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment on various charges.

Published 16 September 2020

Child abduction appeal allowed for child retained in England over Christmas

A father whose application under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention was dismissed because the child’s habitual residence was held not to be in France has succeeded in appealing the decision in the English courts. 

Published 15 September 2020

Ten new Queen’s Counsel appointed

Ten new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Published 15 September 2020

New ‘opt out’ system for organ donation to be introduced next March

The Scottish government has announced that legislation to introduce an opt-out system of organ and tissue donation will come into effect on 26 March 2021, despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 15 September 2020

Aberdeen lawyers call for temporary courtrooms to tackle backlog of cases

Lawyers in Aberdeen have called for temporary courtrooms to be established to help tackle the increasing backlog of cases caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as sheriff and jury trials have still not resumed.

Published 15 September 2020