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  • Compensation slashed for over 400 victims of sexual abuse who later committed crimesCompensation slashed for over 400 victims of sexual abuse who later committed crimes
    Compensation for over 400 victims of sexual abuse who subsequently committed crimes has been reduced the BBC reports. Lower compensation was awarded for offences including those involving drugs, drink or violence. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), an
  • Faculty of Advocates announces Thomas Muir anniversary eventFaculty of Advocates announces Thomas Muir anniversary event
    One of Scotland’s most notorious court cases, the trial for sedition of the political reformer Thomas Muir of Huntershill, is to be re-examined at an event to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth. The event is being staged by the Faculty of Advocates within
  • Key parts of anti-slavery legislation come into force south of the borderKey parts of anti-slavery legislation come into force south of the border
    Key sections of anti-slavery legislation have come into force in England and Wales. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 has raised the limit for custodial sentences for offenders from 14 years to life. In addition it gives courts the powers to hand out orders restricting the
  • Thorntons wins major Scottish government contractThorntons wins major Scottish government contract
    Thorntons has been awarded a place on a panel of legal firms chosen to provide advice and services to the Scottish government along with a wide range of public bodies and agencies. From within this legal services framework, the team at Thorntons will be on hand to
  • Landlords challenged to recognise trafficked tenantsLandlords challenged to recognise trafficked tenants
    Landlords and letting agents are being urged to watch out for trafficked tenants. Police Scotland and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) have launched a major initiative calling on landlords to take responsibility for those living under their roofs, with
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