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Faculty joins opposition to "serious harm" defamation test

Response calls for study of English experience first

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CMS hires energy partner for Glasgow office

Chris McGarvey joins from Pinsent Masons

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18 Apr 19

First year-on-year Scotland-wide house price dip since 2016

February figures show 0.2% average fall

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18 Apr 19

Fair comment defence saved erroneous "homophobic" Dugdale libel

"Wings over Scotland" blogger Campbell fails in defamation action

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18 Apr 19

2020 Faculty scholarships open to applicants

End of April deadline for intending devils

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Common law and artificial life

Artificial intelligence is going to impact on legal practice, but how far will the law itself have to adapt? We take up the subject with a leading practitioner as high-profile events explore the issue

FAIs: addressing the concerns

A solicitor from the Society’s Public Policy team writes on the need to promote understanding of fatal accident inquiries, of which some high profile hearings are in the pipeline

Challenging times

Comments from the Law Society of Scotland on the main issues covered in its annual report for 2017-18, now available online

Shared humanity

Can our judges “Preside with Kindness”? Some have tried; others’ eyes may have been opened by two visiting judges from the USA. The Journal went to hear them speak

Cases of the paperless will

Decisions from Queensland under a statute that recognises testamentary wishes recorded in any form, can point the way for Scots law, given modern attitudes to digital over paper communication

Fairness v Convenience

An Upper Tribunal decision setting standards of fairness in a social security appeal, in the context of information before the tribunal, has implications for administrative justice generally

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