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Nine years ago a young woman toured Scotland in pursuit of her dream career in criminal defence. Now, exhausted and broken, she is abandoning it. We interview Lyndsey Barber on what has driven her out
Traditionally, lawyers have been schooled to mask their emotions, but the law deals with emotional concepts, and clients (and colleagues) respond to those who show human responses
The Bill of Rights Bill purports to retain the human rights contained in the European Convention, but contains practical limitations and makes it harder for those claiming infringement of their rights to obtain redress
As debate continues over the future of Scotland’s three verdicts, a psychologist team report on their research comparing results under different systems, and what might counteract juror misconceptions
Ministers have put a new legal aid offer package on the table, one that leaves a number of questions open. This is the position as the Journal goes to press