The balance of trust

Should Gavin Williamson, former defence secretary, be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for leaking confidential information from the National Security Council? Or was he wrongly found guilty of leaking by a ‘kangaroo court’, as he has claimed?

This story – reported by the BBC here – brings together a range of important legal…

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The law of evidence, video footage, and wildlife conservation: did COPFS make the correct decisions?

Non-lawyers might be bewildered by the recent decisions of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) not to proceed with prosecution in a series of cases where the RSPB has video footage of employees of large estates setting traps for or killing protected birds of prey (as reported by…

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Scottish Criminal Evidence Law Set Adrift

The School of Law has an ongoing seminar series, where our own academic staff or visiting academics are given the chance to showcase or develop some research. One such recent seminar was on the rules of evidence in Scottish criminal law.

Since the turn of the century, Scottish criminal…

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