Monthly Archives: April 2013

Student Attitudes to Clinical Legal Education – Survey

I have posted a new page (if that makes sense, in WordPress terminology). It used to be a blog post, but it dominated far too much of my blog “feed”, so I have rendered it as a standalone page. Do … Continue reading

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Salvesen v Riddell – Supreme Court Judgment

Today, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the agricultural holdings/limited partnership/human rights case of Salvesen v Riddell. The decision of the Court of Session has been upheld. The point of law is not simple, and every time … Continue reading

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Scottish court closures and – literally – access to justice

It was reported last week that the Scottish Government has accepted the recommendations (PDF) of the Scottish Court Service on April 9 regarding the closure of ten sheriff courts and a shake-up of justice of the peace courts. I am … Continue reading

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Labour towards land reform

The Scottish Labour Conference 2013, and particularly Johann Lamont MSP’s speech thereat, attracted a fair amount of coverage in the Twittersphere, blogosphere and the press. Here is my tuppence worth on one very specific aspect. Lamont’s speech was critiqued in … Continue reading

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Consultation, consultation, consultation: on land use and allotments

The Scottish land question, eh? I mean, it keeps getting asked. This blog is a short but convoluted story about the land questions the Scottish Government keeps asking. First, there came the exploratory consultation on the Community Empowerment and Renewal … Continue reading

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Students and access to justice

I have posted a new Storify about the place of law students in the access to justice debate. Do go and have a look at what the Scots advocate Niall McCluskey and I had to say to each other on … Continue reading

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The International Client Consultation Competition – a judge’s reflections

On 4 and 5 April 2013, I acted as a judge in the preliminary rounds of the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition (the ICCC) at the University of Glasgow. What follows is a very personal set of reflections and insights … Continue reading

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