Period Poverty Bill passes stage 1

No opposition but warnings restated of need for amendment

Children's needs facility opened at Tribunals Centre

Additional support needs hearings boosted by sensory needs suites

Cohabitant provision same as divorce? Paper seeks views

Scottish Law Commission publishes Discussion Paper on Cohabitation

Ruth Crawford QC elected Faculty treasurer

First woman to hold post succeeds Roddy Dunlop QC

Domestic abuse figures rose ahead of new Act

2018-19 saw 2% rise in reported incidents

Civil case cannot subvert conviction, Inner House rules

Summary dismissal wrong, but claim irrelevant on public policy grounds

Short sentences still being used, first figures show

Statistics show decline, but unclear picture following extended presumption

Call for views on Tied Pubs Bill as stage 1 opens

MSPs seek evidence on measure to strengthen tenants' rights

Profession's leaders mark Justice Week

Society's President, and Dean of Faculty set out ideas of justice

English legal group set up to combat climate change

Contract documents to be launched to promote net zero emissions

Thorntons makes private client partner hire

Catriona Miller joins from Anderson Strathern

Scottish Law Commission 2019 annual report published

Current project work surveyed and forthcoming publications noted