Blogs & opinions
- in the category: criminal law
If action on court provision is not taken soon, we may face a hard choice between preserving the jury system and protecting human rights
Convener of the Criminal Law Committee Debbie Wilson reflects on the effect of intolerance and hatred in a society and the responsibility the legal profession has in preventing it.
The Scottish Sentencing Council's proposed guideline for young offenders should be looked at in the wider sentencing context
Data should be provided on whether the "kindness courts" really make a difference
Ken Dalling offers some thoughts to mark the day of the general increase
The dignity of the law has come before the dignity of those caught up in its processes. What might happen if that were reversed?
After the extra money announced for prosecutors and then the police, something has to be done now for the defence sector
System of detection, not prevention, gives solicitors difficult choice
If the independent legal aid review could not find evidence to support a general rise in fees, what should the response be?
A defence lawyer's concerns at the lack of clarity over what should take place before and during an interview
SLAB is criticising the Law Society of Scotland's research, but what of its own standards?