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.
Baby steps could be giant leaps to tackling inequalityHerald ScotlandAttention has centred on the report's demand that the law be changed to remove the current possibility that someone who hits a baby can use the defence that it was "justifiable assault" in Scots law. In relation to a baby, there can be no such thing […]
Eye on Millig: Lieutenant was married after his death in World War OneHelensburgh AdvertiserDespite the late stage of the war and an inevitable weariness due to the attrition of so many tragic deaths, the Scots Law Times' editor was moved enough to comment: “His is one of the many promising lives cut short by this […]
Evening TelegraphDundee shop vows it will keep on selling legal highsEvening TelegraphIt is not illegal to sell legal highs, but police are looking at whether prosecutions can be brought under the old Scots law of reckless conduct. In 2013, a report was submitted to the procurator fiscal in Arbroath seeking a prosecution of an ...and […]