Human Rights Lawyers Re-Unite Family

Longstanding friend of Renfrewshire Law Centre, Joe Bryce, Advocate, Volunteer Law Clinic Supervisor and Conference Consultant, has won an important asylum case with instructing solicitor, Neil Barnes of Loughran Barnes LLP, thus bringing a Congolese family to Scotland to reunite them with their grandmother. Pascaline Kunda-Kilufya was granted asylum from the war-torn Congo 2007, but … Read more Human Rights Lawyers Re-Unite Family

Council Supports Homeless Applicants

Renfrewshire Council has adopted a new policy which should improve the rights of homeless persons and families and those facing homelessness. In terms of a homeless applicant’s age, although statute law currently only grants (i) automatic priority need to those aged 16 or 17, and (ii) discretionary priority need (a) to those aged 18-20 who … Read more Council Supports Homeless Applicants

Online Consumer Rights, Law Society Advises

Law Society of Scotland’s Advice to Consumers on Online Shopping Rights From Scottish Legal News E-Bulletin The Law Society of Scotland has advised consumers to be aware of their rights when it comes to returning any unwanted or faulty gifts which have been purchased online. The Law Society said that while there are greater protections … Read more Online Consumer Rights, Law Society Advises

Scotland Welcomes McKenzie Friends

New rules on the use of so-called ‘McKenzie Friends’ in Scotland’s sheriff courts came into force on 1 January 2011 to the welcome of such organisations as Consumer Focus Scotland following lengthy campaigning for reform of the country’s civil justice system. Essentially, a McKenzie Friend is a non-legally qualified individual whom a party to a … Read more Scotland Welcomes McKenzie Friends