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Comments on the Hearing System Working Group Report

The final report of the Hearings System Working Group (HSWG) was published on 25th May. The report proposes a significant redesign of the existing children’s hearings system in Scotland. Dr Alyson Evans of the University of Strathclyde, an academic specialist in the children’s hearings system, has recently blogged on two…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Digital Assets Law Reform in England and Wales and Prospects for Scotland*

In recent years, digital assets, including cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, have grown in significance and there are a number of legal challenges involved in accommodating them within any system. The term “digital assets” is usually understood to be an umbrella term referring to secured digital representations of value which can…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Too much, too soon: advance rent in private residential tenancies

Introduction

There is something of the ‘gift that goes on giving’ in respect of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. The more one looks into that statute, which constituted a massive paradigm shift in the way Scottish private rented tenancies operate presumably intended to stand for years if not…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Splitting the roles of Lord Advocate and Solicitor General into prosecutor and minister respectively

It is a long-standing but nevertheless unsatisfactory feature of Scots law that the Lord Advocate performs two quite incompatible roles. On the one hand, the Lord Advocate is the Head of the Scots state prosecution service, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and yet he or she is…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

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