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  • Woman to bring civil case against man acquitted of raping herWoman to bring civil case against man acquitted of raping her
    A woman is suing a man acquitted of her rape for £100,000 in damages, The Guardian reports. Stephen Coxen, 23, from Lancashire, who was accused of raping the former St Andrews University student in September 2013, was acquitted at the High Court of Justiciary in 2015.
  • AG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO DirectiveAG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO Directive
    Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive, according to Advocate General Bobek. Member states are free to adopt measures regulating such organisms provided they respect overarching
  • Civil society under threat, EU fundamental rights experts warnCivil society under threat, EU fundamental rights experts warn
    Civil society is under threat in many parts of the EU, according to a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Given the vital role civil society plays in upholding democratic processes and in promoting human rights, decision makers need to
  • First Minister urges new human rights group to challenge public bodiesFirst Minister urges new human rights group to challenge public bodies
    The new Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership has been urged by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to challenge public bodies to do more to promote human rights. Addressing the group’s first meeting in Edinburgh, the First Minister stressed the need to be ambitious,
  • MSPs to set out concerns at House of Lords talks on EU Withdrawal BillMSPs to set out concerns at House of Lords talks on EU Withdrawal Bill
    MSPs representing three Holyrood committees will attend House of Lords talks today on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and Brexit. The MSPs will set out significant cross-party concerns over clause 11 of the bill and what they regard as a lack of progress from the UK
  • NewLaw wins £100,000 payout for badly injured motorcyclistNewLaw wins £100,000 payout for badly injured motorcyclist
    A motorcyclist who was badly injured after being involved in an accident with a lorry has been awarded £100,000 following an eight-day liability proof before Sheriff Katherine EC Mackie in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court. John McIntosh, represented by NewLaw
  • Ably appoints Lara Paterson to new legal divisionAbly appoints Lara Paterson to new legal division
    Ably Resources has appointed Lara Paterson to head up the firm’s newly established legal division. With over 20 years’ experience supporting clients across the UK and internationally, Lara brings a wealth of legal recruitment knowledge. Joining her on a consultancy
  • Faculty honoured to chair First Minister talkFaculty honoured to chair First Minister talk
    The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has kicked off a series of Faculty of Advocates-supported talks by politicians on the theme, “Scotland After Brexit”. The Vice-Dean of Faculty, Angela Grahame QC, chaired the event by the David Hume Institute, which has

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