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.
'Three jurisdictions, one reputation': reform of defamation laws in ScotlandScottish Legal NewsMSPs never got the opportunity to debate the 2013 Act, with a Sewel Motion at the Scottish Parliament incorporating only a small part of the legislation, s.6, into Scots law. This affords peer-reviewed academic literature qualified privilege and was ...
Legal Business (blog)Addleshaws in bid to merge with Glasgow's Maclays as run of Anglo-Scots ...Legal Business (blog)Addleshaw Goddard is in talks to merge with Scots law firm Maclay Murray & Spens in a deal that would create a national practice with combined revenues of around £230m and offices in eleven locations, including London, Manchester, Aberdeen, […]
Trial of farmers accused of neglect will proceed despite motion to desertThe CourierHe made a motion for the Crown case to be deserted under the Scots law principle of oppression, where it can be argued a continuing prosecution is unfair to accused, due to the long process of the case. “This has been hanging over […]