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Getting the (Law) Right for Every Child

Published on: Author: jennifercrawford 5 Comments

When the long awaited Supreme Court judgment was issued yesterday morning, the Scottish government, behind the upbeat tweets and positive spin, must surely have groaned. The Named Person scheme, and the bigger project – the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 – of which it is only a part, has been a long time… Continue reading

Law Reform and Public Policy Consultation Workshop

Published on: Author: Ruth O'Donnell Leave a comment

The Law Reform and Public Policy Research Group hosted a workshop on 29 June on the topic of pre-legislative Consultation in Scotland. The workshop, which brought together academics, representatives from the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, Law Society of Scotland, Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Law Commission focused on questions concerning the place, purpose and… Continue reading

Never discuss religion

Published on: Author: Ruth O'Donnell Leave a comment

There is an age old saying that religion is one of those things you should never discuss in polite company. Whether or not the world inhabited by legal academics counts as “polite company”, this warning was never much of an issue. Religion was of little interest to lawyers. In the last few years, however, there… Continue reading