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According to the Scotsman (“Burger van owners claim ban infringes human rights”), a legal challenge has been launched against North Lanarkshire Council‘s policy which prohibits fast food vans from trading within a 250-metre radius of any of its schools. The … Continue reading
Congratulations to Simon Collins QC, for whom 2011 has been a very big year. Elevated to Queen’s Counsel only a matter of weeks ago, Simon has now been appointed to the office of part-time Sheriff. A former law centre solicitor, … Continue reading
For those of you who don’t follow Absolvitor on Yell.com or facebook, I have just finished a brief series on the law to do with adults with incapacity, which may be of interest: Week 1 – General Principles; Week 2 … Continue reading
During the last Holyrood elections, my colleague and I paid a visit to a candidate, who is now in a position of some responsibility and influence. We asked the candidate what his/her position was on law centres. The answer was: … Continue reading
As you may have noted, Scotland’s judiciary have launched a new website, and a very nice one it is too: Judiciary of Scotland. One thing that I noticed was that it uses a .org.uk SLD (second level domain). The Scottish Courts Service (still) uses a .gov.uk SLD. Continue reading
At the risk of sounding like Jeremy Clarkson, let me add my voice to the chorus of disbelief surrounding the untimely death of solicitor Alison Hume. Continue reading
Derek O’Carroll, the first principal solicitor of Govan Law Centre, has been appointed as an all-Scotland floating sheriff. Continue reading
Don’t forget to check out the latest Yell.com blog post called “Miscarriage of justice in Scottish terror case”, which concerns the decision of the High Court of Justiciary sitting as an appeal court in the case of Mohammed Atif Siddique v. HM Advocate. Continue reading
Very exciting news, my first Sheriff Principal case is now reported in the Scots Law Times at 2009 SLT (Sh Ct) 86.