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Sex offender has sentence reduced following appeal

A man who was jailed for two years after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a friend while she w ...

Published 18 June 2018

Blog: Battling Brexit – challenge over revocability of Article 50 notification rejected

Graham Horn Graham Horn recounts the latest legal episode in the battle against Brexit. In Dec ...

Published 15 June 2018

Rape victim wins legal challenge against tribunal decision to reject claim for criminal injuries compensation

A woman who was raped in the 1960s but did not report the incident to police until nearly 50 years l ...

Published 14 June 2018

Blog: 'Independent contractor' wins worker status

Katy Wedderburn Katy Wedderburn and Rhea McKenzie analyse yesterday's employment judgment from ...

Published 14 June 2018

Tenant farmers’ compensation appeal over human rights breach dismissed

Tenant farmers who challenged a judge’s decision over the calculation of compensation payable ...

Published 13 June 2018

Harper Macleod chairman helps launch consultation on the future of the rural economy in Scotland

Professor Crerar with NCRA co-chair Alison Milne and Fergus Ewing MSP One of the biggest consul ...

Published 13 June 2018

Motorist who claimed justice of the peace ‘lacked impartiality’ loses appeal against conviction for driving while using mobile phone

A motorist found guilty of using a mobile phone while driving who claimed that the justice of the pe ...

Published 12 June 2018

Spanish man detained without good reason suffered ECHR violations

A Spanish man who was detained on the basis of allegations he had sexual relations with minors suffe ...

Published 12 June 2018

Solicitors pension fund claim against legal firm and former partners to proceed to proof following appeal

Trustees of the Scottish Solicitors Staff Pension Fund who raised an action against a legal firm and ...

Published 11 June 2018

Judge rejects request to refer article 50 revocation question to European Court of Justice

A request for a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a ruling on the question ...

Published 8 June 2018

CJEU: German infringement of Scotch whisky turns on interpretation of 'glen'

A German whisky may be infringing protections enjoyed by Scotland, the Court of Justice of the Europ ...

Published 8 June 2018

AI predicts outcomes of trials with high success rate

Artificial intelligence is able to predict the outcomes of trials with a high success rate, a paper ...

Published 8 June 2018

Blog: Affordable Housing 1 Viability 0

Stephanie Mackenzie It will be interesting to see whether the recent English case of Parkhurst ...

Published 8 June 2018

Supreme Court: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission does not have standing in abortion proceedings

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has lost an appeal to the UK Sup ...

Published 7 June 2018

Opinion: Blasphemy, human rights and a very naughty boy

Fraser Sutherland Fraser Sutherland, campaigns manager at Humanist Society Scotland, calls for ...

Published 7 June 2018