The Crown Office has published data on the Covid deaths in care homes that have been reported to it.
Published 19 April 2021
People across Scotland can make non-essential journeys in their local authority area from Friday 2 April when a requirement to Stay Local will replace the Stay at Home rule.
Published 31 March 2021
The resilience fund set up to support legal practitioners during the Covid-19 pandemic is failing to deliver, Glasgow Bar Association (GBA) has warned.
Published 24 March 2021
A parliamentary inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on human rights has called on the Scottish government’s recovery plan to ensure that those people who have already experienced disproportionately negative effects as a result of the coronavirus crisis do not suffer further.
Published 2 March 2021
The UK government has been accused of an “utterly ridiculous” abuse of power for threatening to impose jail sentences of 10 years on travellers who break quarantine rules.
Published 11 February 2021
Almost one third of prosecutions made under emergency coronavirus laws have been brought incompetently, leading to hundreds of cases being dropped.
Published 8 February 2021
Eric McQueen, chief executive of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), has written to bar associations in response to a letter raising concerns about the implementation of Covid-19 protections in court and tribunal buildings. We reproduce his letter in full below.
Published 29 January 2021
The unpaid work element of community payback orders (CPOs) will be slashed by more than a third in most cases in order to ease pressure on local authorities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 29 January 2021
Mandy Laurie of Burness Paull explores whether employers can force employees to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Published 28 January 2021
Jodi Gordon, partner at Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP, comments on the development of remote hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 25 January 2021
Whether UK employers require staff to be vaccinated is a question that has been doing the rounds since the Pfizer vaccine became available. My experience is that clients start the discussion thinking that they might want to mandate, or very actively encourage employees to be vaccinated, but having had legal advice tend to back-track and decide that actually they will probably remain agnostic.
Published 22 January 2021
Seven members of staff at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
Published 24 December 2020
A former lawyer detained for more than six months because she reported on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan has been given a feeding tube so she can be force-fed after going on a hunger strike.
Published 11 December 2020
Nearly a quarter of a million people are waiting for their court cases to be heard in London, new figures show.
Published 7 December 2020
A new bill to allow arrangements to be put in place for the Scottish general election in response to Covid-19 has been introduced at Holyrood.
Published 17 November 2020