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Independent no more?

The apparent loss of independence of the Crown in Scotland from the executive has diminished the reputation and standing of Scottish justice

Pushing the boundaries of practice

Benefits can flow both ways from becoming a niche player

Know any legal terms that rhyme with dromedary?

Welcoming the Law Society of Scotland’s recent announcement, a trainee who has been working for nothing explains why “legal eagle” is the least appropriate description

Making space for peace

A Scots lawyer who has joined an international team with the potentially dangerous task of protecting human rights defenders in Colombia, explains why his mission is necessary

One for all?

Time to take forward the debate on the future role of the Law Society of Scotland

Letter: No, we have not forgiven

Comment on Professor Lorne Crerar's involvement in bringing in home reports

Scotland, my choice

A Nigerian student is pleased to have had the chance to study for his LLM at Glasgow University, while suggesting there are things that could be done to make the experience even more worthwhile

Names no more

Society ready to help members where it can when a firm hits trouble

Combined forces

Interested to find a sense of excitement, rather than foreboding, in those involved in recent law firm mergers

Let the people speak - and soon!

Whether or not the concept of electoral “mandate” has any constitutional meaning, on precedent the Scottish independence referendum should be held as soon as possible

Open to public view

Step by step approach to TV in court the right one

Cohabitation: why no "unfair settlements" provision?

The Act allowing financial provision for cohabiting couples has a serious flaw in not enabling the court to override agreements that operate unfairly