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Issue 424, February 2013 [2013 SCOLAG 25-44]

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 Editorial Comment - 26

Ministers Must Not Promote Prejudice

Hope for Fairer Access to the Profession


News Digest - 27


The Polygraph and Luke Mitchell: gimmick or overlooked forensic tool? - 28

Lewis Kennedy, advocate, looks at the use of lie detector tests and their admissability in criminal courts in Scotland and comparable jurisdictions

Sex Discrimination & Full-Time Work - 32

Sarah Gilzean outlines the decision in Cooper v House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd that women are put at a particular disadvantage by the requirement to work full-time.
Current Consultations - 34

Law Updates


Legistaltion Update - 36


Education Law Update - 38

Iain Nisbet & Carla Roth

Information Law Update - 39

Alan S. Reid

Book Reviews - 40

Professor Colin T. Reid reviews:
Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice
Kevin Dunion
£60, Dundee University Press, 2011
Chris Ashford reviews:
Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships in Europe: National, Cross-Border and European Perspectives (2nd ed)
Katharina Boele-Woelki and Angelika Fuchs (eds.)
£66.00, Intersentia, 2012
Findlay Stark reviews:
Scottish Criminal Evidence: Procedure and Practice
Iain D Macphail
£30, Avizandum Publishing, 2012

Events Diary - 44