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The new website of CALM Scotland has just gone live. Resolving family disputes via mediation.

February 24, 2016

The new website of CALM Scotland has just gone live at www.calmscotland.co.uk. CALM (which stands for Comprehensive Accredited Lawyer Mediators) is passionate about resolving family disputes via mediation rather than litigation.  In their website (designed and built by Moore Legal Technology with great assistance from CALM Scotland member Scott Docherty – follow Scott on Twitter […]

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The Edinburgh Law Review – Get FREE online access to this great Scots Law resource for 30 days!

January 29, 2016

The Edinburgh Law Review is an international forum for the discussion of law. The journal has a focus on Scots Law and the Scottish legal system, making it indispensable to practitioners wishing to stay informed of recent and current developments. So we are pleased to announce that Edinburgh University Press is offering free online access […]

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Parenting Apart sessions from Relationships Scotland are now available across Scotland

January 15, 2016

Family lawyers are all too well aware of the emotional trauma that often derails attempts to negotiate divorce and separation issues in a calm and reasonable manner. More than one in three children are now likely to experience their parents getting divorced or separating before they turn 16. Meanwhile, parents who have decided to separate […]

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Harry Clarke, Private Prosecution and the Glasgow Bin Lorry Tragedy FAI

August 21, 2015

Should Harry Clarke face private prosecution for the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy that happened last year? Amidst much speculation on social media channels, there are currently a few terrific legal blogs publishing useful info that are worth checking out:- Lallands Peat Worrier: “Answer for your actions, Harry…”  (20 August 2015) Lallands Peat Worrier: Harry Clarke […]

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Scots Property Law, Souvenir Plot Ownership & Social Media at its Best

February 15, 2015

It’s one of the best examples of the Scottish legal profession (and indeed other lawyers from around the world) using social media to come together to clarify a point of law and shine light on misleading marketing. What happened? “If you do not understand how land can be sold in Scotland, ask a Scottish lawyer” […]

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The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill – Better Safe Than Sorry?

January 19, 2015

Both Police Scotland and legal experts have said that if the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill is to be introduced in Scotland, greater clarity must be provided in order to prevent the risk of someone being prosecuted. The Assisted Suicide Bill would give people in Scotland whose lives have become insufferable as a result of a […]

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November Legal Seminars For Scottish Law Firm Partners & Solicitors: 10% Off

November 7, 2014

We are pleased to note that alongside one of the UK’s leading law firm consultants, Stephen Gold, our founder Gavin Ward and director of Moore Legal Technology, Chris Davidson, are presenting at an upcoming Law Society of Scotland event in Glasgow later this month. (26 November 2014) For 3.5 hours of CPD at an event […]

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Donoghue v Stevenson: In Legal Cartoon Form

November 4, 2013

Over 80 years since the judgment, Donoghue v Stevenson has remained one of the most important cases in delict/tort for Scots Law and indeed for the laws of many countries around the world. Today The Utterant published a humorous legal cartoon with a slight variation on the facts to our sister site YouBlawg, republished below […]

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Gay Marriage in Scotland

February 3, 2013

Guest post regarding gay marriage in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament plans that churches and belief bodies would need to “opt in” to perform same-sex marriages, meaning that those fundamentally opposed in principal would not face possible law suits. The Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church have already expressed their rejection of the idea of […]

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Accidents at Work Remain an Issue in Scotland and the UK

October 17, 2012

Guest post regarding accidents at work in Scotland and across the UK Despite the increasing worries surrounding the safety of workplaces in the UK, the number of accidents which are occurring each year remains high. A recent Health and Safety Executive study deemed as many as quarter of construction sites in the country to be […]

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