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Bank granted court order for other financial institutions to disclose customers’ contact information

A bank has been granted a court order to force three other financial institutions to release information about customers to whom it made payments in error.

Published 23 September 2015

New Scots courts open in biggest shake-up for over a century

The Criminal Sheriff Appeal Court and Sheriff Personal Injury Court have begun operating in Edinburgh as part of an overhaul of Scotland's courts system.

Published 23 September 2015

Justice committee told gender balance will be given "due regard" in SCC appointments

Holyrood's justice committee has been told appointments to the Scottish Servicing Council (SCC) will be made with "due regard to the principles of equality and diversity" after writing a letter voicing concerns about gender balance.

Published 23 September 2015

Morisons hires two lawyers, promotes associate

Two lawyers have joined Morisons Solicitors while a third has been promoted, the Edinburgh-based law firm has confirmed.

Published 23 September 2015

Justice committee rejects bid to protect medical history of sex attack survivors

Holyrood's justice committee has rejected a bid to amend the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill to protect the personal information of sexual assault and rape survivors.

Published 23 September 2015

Supreme Court judge says judicial gender equality could take 50 years

A Supreme Court judge has said it could take 50 years to achieve gender equality within the UK's senior judiciary.

Published 23 September 2015

Human Rights Act repeal would diminish UK reputation, says Sturgeon

The UK government's proposed repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 will “diminish the UK’s reputation”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tell an audience in Glasgow today.

Published 23 September 2015

Blog: How can a company in liquidation make a claim for swap misselling?

Cat MacLean writes about a new scheme which aims to persuade Insolvency Practitioners to pursue claims for a company in liquidation or administration, against banks. 

Published 23 September 2015

New SLN website takes off and Twitter follows

The new Scottish Legal News website is proving popular with readers, attracting over 31,000 unique visitors a month to search our archive of cases and stories as well as to keep up to date with events and jobs.

Published 23 September 2015

Scottish Legal Training events rescheduled

Published 23 September 2015

Northern Ireland: Almost 400 people left without lawyers due to barrister strike

Almost 400 people in Northern Ireland's courts have been left without legal representation due to an ongoing protest against legal aid cuts.

Published 23 September 2015

Stirling siblings become solicitors together

A pair of siblings from Stirling have been admitted as Scottish solicitors on the same day, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 23 September 2015

Lindsays Trophy awarded to Edinburgh athletic club

Law firm Lindsays has presented a trophy to Edinburgh Athletic Club in partnership with scottishathletics.

Published 23 September 2015

US: North Carolina teen prosecuted for own nude photos

A North Carolina teenager has been prosecuted for possessing naked images of himself in a case which has been derided by criminal justice experts.

Published 23 September 2015

Data sharing deal between EU and US to come under ECJ scrutiny

A data-sharing deal between the EU and the US will come under the scrutiny of the European Court of Justice's Advocate General, Yves Bot tomorrow when he determines whether it is still binding following allegations of American spying.

Published 22 September 2015