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Crofting Commission withdraws appeal in MacGillivray v Crofting Commission

The Crofting Commission has confirmed that it has withdrawn its appeal to the Court of Session in connection with the Scottish Land Court’s decision of 18 December 2014 in the case of MacGillivray v Crofting Commission.

Published 17 February 2015

Law Society of Scotland pays tribute to Leslie Cumming

The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former chief accountant and deputy chief executive, Leslie Cumming (pictured), who passed away last week.

Published 17 February 2015

Judge rejects police officer’s damages claim following training exercise injury

A police constable who was injured while playing the role of an attacker during an officer safety training course has had a claim for damages refused by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 17 February 2015

Application seeking EU protected status for rapeseed oil to be made

An application to secure EU-protected designation of origin status for rapeseed oil is to be submitted in the coming weeks.

Published 16 February 2015

America: judge rules gay conversion therapy is fraudulent

A New Jersey judge has ruled that gay conversion therapy is fraudulent.

Published 16 February 2015

England: report calls for creation of virtual courts

The body overseeing civil courts has recommended that an online court be created to deal with claims up to £25,000.

Published 16 February 2015

Westminster urged to extend child abuse inquiry to rest of UK

The UK government has been urged to widen the ambit of its child sex abuse inquiry to the entire UK rather than just England and Wales.

Published 16 February 2015

Councils threaten legal action against Scottish government over teacher numbers

Local councils have threatened the Scottish government with legal action after it “imposed” a budget deal for teacher numbers on them.

Published 16 February 2015

Glasgow law student murdered in Iraq

A law student who studied at Glasgow Caledonian University has been murdered in Baghdad along with his father and the family’s bodyguards.

Published 16 February 2015

Police Scotland chief constable admits recording ‘several hundred thousand’ stop-searches in error

The chief constable of Police Scotland has admitted mistakenly recording “several hundred thousand” stop and searches per year.

Published 16 February 2015

Sheriff’s decision to postpone trial was not oppressive, appeal court rules

A man charged with being in possession of a class A drug with intent to supply has had his challenge to a decision to postpone his trial for five months refused.

Published 16 February 2015

UK Supreme Court justice delivers lecture on court’s role in protecting human rights

Lady Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Courtdelivered the Bryce Lecture 2015 at Somerville College, University of Oxford recently.

Published 16 February 2015

Blog: the right ingredients for success

Rona Dennison discusses brand development and protection in Scotland’s food and drink sector.

Published 16 February 2015

Lord advocate to speak in Aberdeen

The lord advocate, Frank Mulholland QC(pictured), will visit Aberdeen to give a key note speech on access to justice and how it impacts society.

Published 16 February 2015