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Blog: Would it be worth raising a small claim action in Scotland for £15.95?

Gus Macaulay (pictured) discusses the prospect of raising a small claims action in Scotland for a very small sum following the recent news story from England of a parent making a claim against another over their child’s failure to attend a birthday party.

Published 22 January 2015

Faculty calls for new tax tribunals to have sharper guiding principle

The Faculty of Advocates has called for new Scottish tax tribunals to be given a “brief but powerful” overriding objective.

Published 22 January 2015

Trump makes second application for judicial review of windfarm project

Donald Trump has renewed his legal challenge against an offshore windfarm he claims is destroying his attempts to build a golf resort in the north east.

Published 22 January 2015

50 per cent of homeowners to pay no tax under new rates

Finance Secretary John Swinney (pictured) has, as expected, set out new rates for the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT), a move forced upon him by UK chancellor George Osborne, whose changes to UK stamp duty undercut Mr Swinney's initial proposals.

Published 22 January 2015

Sheriff criticises latest court closure

Sheriff Kevin Drummond expressed his dismay yesterday when Peebles Sheriff Court was closed. The judge told a

Published 22 January 2015

UK government publishes draft bill on powers to be devolved to Holyrood

The UK government has published a draft bill detailing the powers to be transferred to the Scottish parliament following the recommendations made by the Smith Commission.

Published 22 January 2015

Petition for judicial review of ‘named person’ legislation refused

A petition for judicial review of legislation which will see a “named person” assigned to almost every child in Scotland has been refused by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 22 January 2015

‘White van man’ found guilty of breach of the peace charges fails in appeal against conviction

A “white van man” found guilty of three charges of breach of the peace after repeatedly staring at children in public places and attempting to lure a young boy into his vehicle has failed in appeal against conviction.

Published 22 January 2015

And finally… cool dudes

The debating society of the Inner Temple has produced a video inspired by something called “Your Barrister Boyfriend”. The video alleges that Inner Temple students are “the cutest boys at the bar”.

Published 21 January 2015

MMS backs Olympic swimmer Keri-anne Payne

Published 21 January 2015

Blog: “So, how is life in banking?”

Trainee solicitor John Morgan (pictured) discusses his experiences in his banking seat.

Published 21 January 2015

EHRC calls for improvements at Scotland’s traveller sites

A new report has found that while local authorities have developed successful Gypsy Traveller sites throughout Scotland, more work is still needed.

Published 21 January 2015

Lawyers say Facebook now regularly cited in divorce cases

Lawyers have said Facebook is now regularly cited in divorce cases and is used as evidence inappropriate behaviour.

Published 21 January 2015

Airline fails in appeal to ECJ over Commission decision in airport authority case

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that the European Commission acted correctly in rejecting a complaint brought by an airline against  a competition authority’s handling of its case against an airport authority over alleged abuse of a dominant position in the internal market.

Published 21 January 2015