President's message: The profession faces a year of challenge and must strive to stay on the front foot as new initiatives are proposed from all quarters
Author questions whether the Society still has real input into criminal legal aid policy; and whether there is a future for criminal defence solicitors in private practice
Overview from Scottish Court Service staff of the main features of the Bonomy reforms to High Court procedure as enacted
Author's view that the George Galloway defamation case implies far-reaching controls on what newspapers may publish
The Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill illustrates a shift of emphasis from reaction to prevention of offences against children