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Eik! No tinsel of superiority as we omit Nobile Officium from Scots law favourites survey

What would the Kindly Tenants of Lochmaben make of it all? Our survey to find Scotland’s favourite Scots law expression has turned into the biggest bourach since the violation of the sepulchres after our well-read readers engaged in spirited Twitter discussions that highlighted even more wonderful suggestions.

Published 11 June 2020

Vote on your favourite Scots law expression

From the well-known like the Moorov doctrine and hamesucken to the obscure like stouthrief, Scots law is replete with distinctive phrases and expressions. And with the interest in the Scots language currently on the rise, we thought we would ask Scotland's lawyers to engage in a little lockdown levity and vote for their favourite word or expression.

Published 10 June 2020

Editorial: On your side in dark days

As we enter the darkest days we have faced since World War Two, the thoughts of the team at Scottish Legal News are with our readers and their families – but also with the many law firms which have only recently recovered from the crash of 2008 and its consequences. They now face an even greater challenge and not just in the immediate short term. 

Published 25 March 2020

Letter: Daily bulletin is 'superb'

Dear Editor,

Published 23 March 2020

Kate Scarborough named as Scottish Legal News intern for 2020

Kate Scarborough, a final year Scots and English law student at the University of Dundee, has been selected for this year’s paid traineeship at Scottish Legal News.

Published 12 March 2020

Scottish Legal News to address Abertay law students

Scottish Legal News managing editor Graham Ogilvy is to speak to the University of Abertay Law Society on March 25.

Published 10 March 2020

Scottish Legal News welcomes Margaret Taylor

Scottish Legal News is very pleased to welcome legal journalist Margaret Taylor as a contributor.

Published 28 January 2020

SLN hits 10,000 follower mark on Twitter

Scottish Legal News now has 10,000 followers on Twitter, underlining its primacy as the leading daily news service for Scotland’s legal community.

Published 16 December 2019

Scottish Legal News passes 13,000 subscribers milestone

Scottish Legal News yesterday reached 13,005 subscribers to its daily newsletter, underlining its primacy as the leading daily news service for Scotland’s dynamic and fast-changing legal community.

Published 10 October 2019

Scottish Legal News attracts record readership

Scottish Legal News has celebrated its 11th anniversary by breaking through the 12,500 subscriber barrier to reach 12,521 readers yesterday.

Published 16 May 2019

Winner of our St Patrick's Day quiz revealed

We hope you enjoyed our St Patrick’s Day quiz on Friday.

Published 18 March 2019

Win £250 in Ryanair vouchers in the SLN St Patrick's Day quiz

We hope you’ll have fun with our St Patrick’s Day quiz. Entries close on Monday morning. The winner will be announced in the SLN newsletter on Monday. Happy googling!

Published 15 March 2019

Scotland's lawyers vote overwhelmingly in favour of People's Vote on final Brexit deal

Scotland's lawyers have voted overwhelmingly, by over 76 per cent, in favour of a "People's Vote" on the final Brexit deal.

Published 21 January 2019

Another year of progress for Scottish Legal News

Scottish Legal News attracted 614 new readers last year, finishing 2018 with 12,212 subscribers. Twitter followers increased by around the same number to finish the year at 9,310.

Published 14 January 2019

Scottish Legal News offers law firms free traineeship adverts

Scottish Legal News is pleased to remind law firms of our earlier commitment to offering free advertising places for traineeships.

Published 9 January 2019