Category Archives: Access to Justice

SULCN 2020 – a reflection on a reflective webinar

As explained in an earlier blog post, the annual event of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) moved online this year. I was chief Zoomer; I mean that as a Scottish joke, rather than a powerplay about how amazing … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Webinar 2020 – 27 May at Strathclyde (sort of)

The ninth annual event of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place online on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Details of and registration for the free event can be found on this Eventbrite page. Thanks to the student … Continue reading

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“Funding civil justice in Scotland: full cost recovery, at what cost to justice?”, an article for the Edinburgh Law Review

Another self-promotional blog post. I am not even sorry. This is because the post relates to a co-authored article I am pretty proud of. This is accordingly one of those sign post blog posts that I sometimes do. In this … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2019 – 7 June at Edinburgh Napier University

The eighth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place at Edinburgh Napier University on Friday 7 June 2019. Details of and registration for the event can be found on this Eventbrite page. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: an update from SULU

Last year, I was involved in the launch of an initiative called the Scottish University Land Unit. As detailed at some length in an earlier blog post, this was and indeed is designed to partner the skills and enthusiasm of … Continue reading

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Law clinics and pro bono publico in the internet age – the SULCN Conference 2018

This blog post by me was first published by Scottish Legal News. It is reproduced here with permission. On 6 June 2018, students and staff from seven of Scotland’s universities met at the University of Dundee for the seventh annual … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2018 – 6 June at the University of Dundee

The seventh annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place in Dundee on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 June 2018. The keynote will be given by Mike Dailly of the Govan Law Centre. I am … Continue reading

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Levelling the land: pro bono expenses orders

This is a blog (sign)post, highlighting something I have written for the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland about pro bono expenses orders. Pro bono expenses orders, which may come to be known as legal volunteering expenses orders, are new devices that … Continue reading

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An environmental court for Scotland?

This is a short (sign)post to this article in The National today, where I get a quote. The proposal itself has been raised by Donald Cameron MSP of the Scottish Conservatives. Cameron is also an advocate who knows a thing … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: the Scottish University Land Unit

On 25 January 2018, with limited fanfare, the Development Trusts Association Scotland made a page on its website live. You may not have heard of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), and even if you have you may not have … Continue reading

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