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Michael Sheridan is Secretary of the Scottish Law Agents Society.

Michael Sheridan: The legal industry is more than an earner for the economy

The Independent Review of the Regulation of Legal Services by Esther Roberton as commissioned by the Scottish Government has now been published. The Scottish Law Agents Society (SLAS) has a particular interest in this development because SLAS was formed by Scottish solicitors in 1884 for the express purpose of setting up a central and legally enforceable regulation of solicitors.

Jodi Gordon is an Associate with Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP

Jodi Gordon: Updates on cycling needed in criminal and civil law

IN August, the Department for Transport published a consultation looking at whether new offences equivalent to causing death by careless or dangerous driving and causing serious injury by careless or dangerous driving should be introduced for cyclists. Hugh Olson, Advocate, was separately commissioned to produce a supplementary report which considered the relevancy for Scotland under Scots Law.

It is impossible to admire Theresa May however much one marvels at her thankless devotion to duty and dauntless awkwardness. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Getty

Dani Garavelli: What’s it like to be the best of the Tories’ dirty laundry?

It was a cricketing analogy Theresa May chose, in the end, to explain her decision to cling on to a role she never mastered: that of a Prime Minister tasked with negotiating the kind of deal which only ever existed in the fantasies of a few deranged Brexiteers. “One of my heroes was always Geoffrey Boycott,” she said. “And what do you know about Geoffrey Boycott? He stuck with it and got the runs in the end.”

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