It has been proposed that courts in Scotland should be open on Saturdays, primarily as a means of tackling alcohol-related crimes. Kenny MacAskill, chairing the Scottish Police Board, discussed the proposal at a recent consultation.
Supreme Court unanimously allows appeal against Extra Division ruling from employee who fell at workScottish Legal NewsLord Reed and Lord Hodge provided guidance on the evidence of skilled witnesses under Scots law, addressing (i) admissibility; (ii) the responsibilities of a party's legal team; (iii) the court's policing of the performance of the expert's duties; and […]
The Conversation UKCan you become a Scottish laird for £29.99? Not quiteThe Conversation UKSo maybe Scots law is getting it right. Either way, the different approaches within the UK need to be recognised by anyone tempted to buy a small slice of the old country today. While you can become owner of such land south […]
Oiling the wheelsScotsmanThe conventional account is that the controversy was simply a matter of Scots law. Letting people go on compassionate grounds is a distinctive feature of the legal system north of the Border; Mr McAskill simply used his powers in that respect. Yet it ...and more »