Category Archives: Access to Justice

A year in review: access to justice and the Law Society of Scotland

Access to justice is important. I have blogged on the topic previously (click through the tag below, if you are interested) and dabbled with it in my writing (such as this note in the Journal of the Law Society of … Continue reading

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Ten signs it’s time to stop and ask for help: guest post by Lucy Reed

This is a guest post from Lucy Reed, a barrister with who blogs at Pink Tape and tweets as @familoo. Anyone a) vaguely legal or b) generally interested in life should really be following her anyway, but just in case … Continue reading

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A visit to Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic

As mentioned on this blog previously, I am on research leave at the moment. This has taken me to Stellenbosch in South Africa. There are a few reasons why Stellenbosch has been my appointed destination, mostly to do with land … Continue reading

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The Scottish University Law Clinic Network: 2017 Update

As some readers of my blog will have noticed, I am involved with an initative called the Scottish University Law Clinic Network. SULCN, as explained elsewhere, is designed to bring together those involved in “pro bono” (see below) legal activity … Continue reading

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Access to land and the end of the #indycamp at Holyrood

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4.2 The #indycamp is no more. … Continue reading

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A note from the new Chair of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network

The Scottish University Law Clinic Network is an informal forum that allows students, staff and supporters involved with student law clinics in Scotland to share information and best practice with each other. SULCN has featured on this blog before, as … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: the #indycamp at the Court of Session (and still at Holyrood, for now)

On 5 May 2016 Lord Turnbull issued his Opinion in the petition of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body against “The Sovereign Indigenous Peoples of Scotland” and a Mr Arthur McManus Gemmell. The petitioner owns the Scottish Parliament’s real estate in Edinburgh. … Continue reading

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