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Law Society: land law reform must be coherent, clear and workable

Scottish government proposals for land reform need to be coherent, clear and workable, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 10 February 2015

UK breached ECHR rights of over 1,000 prisoners in denying them the vote

The rights of over 1,000 UK prisoners were breached when they were disallowed from voting in elections judges in the European Court of Human Rights have ruled after inmates who were prevented from voting during elections between 2009 and 2011 brought a case to the Strasbourg court.

Published 10 February 2015

Turkish national seeking leave to remain in the UK has petition for judicial review dismissed

A Turkish national who was refused leave to remain in the UK despite claiming that he had established a family and private life has had a petition for judicial review of the decision dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 10 February 2015

England: barrister argues men should not be prosecuted for rape where woman was drunk

A barrister has provoked a backlash after he said men should not be prosecuted for rape in situations where a woman is drunk.

Published 9 February 2015

Big turn-out for Criminal Law Masterclass

Donald Findlay QC was on good form at the Criminal Law Masterclassin Glasgow at the weekend which drew over 100 lawyers from across Scotland.

Published 9 February 2015

Thousands of offenders still being handed short sentences despite presumption against them

A law meant to reduce the number of people being put in prison has had little effect as thousands of prisoners are still being imprisoned for three months or less The Herald reports.

Published 9 February 2015

Clothing firm staff to take legal action after being given 15 minutes consultation over redundancies

Fired staff at a clothing firm are taking legal action after they reportedly were given just 15 minutes of consultation over the risk posed to their jobs.

Published 9 February 2015

Scottish parliament called on to clarify public’s right to use railway level crossings

Calls have been made for clarity over the public’s right to use railway level crossings.

Published 9 February 2015

Law Society to consult with solicitors on 2015 SLCC budget and levy

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a two-week consultation with its members on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's draft operating plan and budget for 2015/16.

Published 9 February 2015

Mineworkers’ union member fails in Employment Appeal Tribunal challenge to election of president

A miners’ union member who claimed that the successful candidate for election as president was “ineligible to stand” has failed in an appeal.

Published 9 February 2015

Supreme Court unanimously dismisses challenge to Shetland windfarm plans

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a campaign group challenging consent to build a windfarm on Shetland granted in 2012.

Published 9 February 2015

Shepherd and Wedderburn to speak at the “Davos of where law meets business”

Shepherd and Wedderburn will be speaking at this month’s Global Law Summit in London, dubbed by former attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP, as the “Davos of where law meets business”.

Published 9 February 2015

Blog: Woolworths – A Sigh Of Relief For Employers?

David Morgan (pictured) discusses the ECJ’s interpretation of “establishment” in respect of collective redundancy in a case involving defunct retailer Woolworths.

Published 9 February 2015

Mortonhall families to receive payouts over ashes scandal following council approval

Edinburgh city councillors have approved a compensation deal for the families affected by the Mortonhall baby ashes scandal.

Published 9 February 2015