Scotsman Law and Legal Affairs supplement

Scotsman Law and Legal Affairs supplement

Questions remain on suspects' rights

LAST week, JUSTICE and the University of Warwick held a seminar entitled Police Station Advice: Promoting Best Practice hosted by the Faculty of Advocates and chaired by Maggie Scott QC.

David Ogilvy: Pretty much as you were for senior staff of a certain age

With an ageing population and the accompanying rise in the nation's welfare bill, it makes sense for those who want to work past their traditional retirement age to be enabled to do so, and this is very much the stance of the coalition government at Westminster.

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John Lee: Court throws out 'outing' appeal

Judges rule on long-running battle over workplace 'revelation' of sexuality.

Alan D Stalker: Why look to the furthest shores when north shore will do for outsourcing?

For better or for worse, Scotland is too small to sustain a client bank for every firm of solicitors and every firm of accountants, particularly in the commercial or business spheres.?

Law and Legal Affairs: New top prosecutors take their place with a change in titles too

THE Lord Advocate has announced his new Crown Counsel team - with just a single member of the faculty in the team and some subtle changes in terminology.

Law and Legal Affairs: Middle Eastern promise - a region with 'a high regard for Scottish solicitors'

DUBAI or not Dubai? might be the cheesiest title of a legal event ever held in Scotland, but the subject matter is very serious.

New Law Society committee gets up and running

THE Law Society of Scotland regulatory committee, set up to comply with the Legal Services Act, has met for the first time.

Niall McCluskey: Supreme irony of SNP's stance on court

SNP ministers believe that the independence of Scotland's criminal justice system must be defended, and the best way to do this is to remove the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court over devolution minutes in criminal cases.

Interview: Cameron Ritchie, the new president of the Law Society of Scotland

WHEN you lift your head above the parapet, you get shot at. Cameron Ritchie was a public servant long enough to realise that - and has been involved in the Law Society long enough to know that as its new president, he is now the one in the crosshairs.

Numbers all add up for Bell & Scott and Anderson Strathern

FIVE weeks ago, on these very pages, Robert Carr of Anderson Strathern (AS) said 'Watch this space' when asked about consolidation in the legal sector.

Law and Legal Affairs: It's been more than interesting, says outgoing Law Society president

JAMIE Millar is giving up one top job for another. On 27 May he steps down as president of the Law Society of Scotland, taking on the role of president of Strathendrick RFC in Stirlingshire.

Law and Legal Affairs: Super injunctions have a private role to play

Regardless of recent bad press, injunctions are not often granted or just for the famous

Law and Legal Affairs: A merger of three wise men

Anderson Strathern's triumvirate have expansion on their minds

Law and Legal Affairs: Constitution row spills over into last month of Millar presidency

THE Law Society of Scotland has backed its president after calls for Jamie Millar to resign over claims he misled the profession at its AGM in March.

Can your workplace aim to have you caught on camera?

There are many areas in life where we have come to expect to be subject to video surveillance, for example, when shopping in our town centres. However, we don't generally expect this to happen at our place of work.

Law and Legal Affairs: Where do we draw the line?

Brodies' public law chief tells our reporter of the pitfalls and high points of a devolved Scotland

Law and Legal Affairs: Kick-ass superlawyer comes to the rescue

Hope London tells our reporter of her mission to help the creative community become more legally savvy

Gill Grassie: Renewables push meets the great legal walls of China

AS JAPAN grapples with the fallout of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the focus on renewables has been pushed up the energy security agenda. Scotland is in a strong position to take advantage of this surge, with a number of companies already well advanced in developing their own intellectual property and commercialisation strategies.

Law and Legal Affairs: Little cause for celebration after rejection of pan-European patents court

TOMORROW is World IP Day and numerous events are being held to celebrate the fact. Ironically, Scotland's knowledge-rich companies were last month denied a more streamlined and cost-effective way to protect their technology throughout Europe for at least another decade.

Law and Legal Affairs: Days of phone hacking are numbered says HBJ Gateley Wareing

IT MAY be a long time before the reputation of so-called "investigative journalism" recovers in the wake of the long-running phone-hacking scandal involving several UK newspapers.

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