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Cross-party tax commission publishes local taxation report

The Commission on Local Tax Reform today published Just Change: A New Approach to Local Taxation.

Published 14 December 2015

GCU students offer free legal assistance to Glasgow

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students took to the streets to promote the University’s law clinic, a student-led and student-run initiative designed to give them practical experience while studying for their law degrees.

Published 14 December 2015

Holyrood passes bill to allow FAIs into deaths abroad

Changes to Scots law will now mean fatal accident inquiries (FAI) can be held in cases where people die abroad.

Published 11 December 2015

Diary entries cannot provide corroboration of distress in rape cases, appeal court holds, in refusing ‘miscarriage of justice’ claim

A man found guilty of rape who claimed that the trial judge “misdirected” the jury when he said the complainer’s diary entry could provide evidence of her distress and thus corroboration of lack of her consent has had an appeal against conviction refused.

Published 11 December 2015

Mike Scott

Born: June 7, 1952;

Published 11 December 2015

Sheriff David Buchanan Smith

The Herald has published a full obituary of sheriff and historian David Buchanan Smith who died last month aged 79.

Published 11 December 2015

Harper Macleod appointed to advise Scottish government on Help to Buy successor

Harper Macleod has been appointed by the Scottish government to help administer the £195 million successor to its hugely popular Help to Buy schemes.

Published 11 December 2015

Murderer caught using walk-identifying forensic technique

A man has been convicted of murder in part as a result of his distinctive walk.

Published 11 December 2015

Morisons strengthens real estate team with partner appointment

Morisons Solicitors has appointed Andrew Warren as a partner heading up the firm’s real estate team based in Glasgow.

Published 11 December 2015

Edinburgh dominates Scotland’s most expensive streets

Edinburgh has the highest number of expensive streets in Scotland, according to research from Bank of Scotland.

Published 11 December 2015

SLCC Statement on ADR Directive

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has put applications for ADR certification on hold in order to allow further consideration on what changes might be necessary to become a compliant ADR entity in terms of the SLCC's own rules and legislation, and the potential impact compliance may have on both consumers of legal services and the legal profession in Scotland.

Published 11 December 2015

Liberty rectifies “glaring omission” from Parliament exhibition with HRA banner

Liberty campaigners yesterday unveiled an 11-foot banner celebrating the Human Rights Act in Westminster Hall, in protest against the act’s omission from a parliamentary exhibition commemorating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

Published 11 December 2015

England: proposals to widen access to the legal profession could have the opposite effect, warns Law Society

Social mobility and the global competitiveness of UK law could be damaged by the removal of current approved routes to qualifying as a solicitor, the Law Society warned today.

Published 11 December 2015

And finally… dud duke

A conman who impersonated the Duke of Marlborough and accrued bills of over £10,000 has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Published 10 December 2015