FRC fines KPMG £13 million in Silentnight case

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has fined KPMG £13 million for its audits of Silentnight from August 2010 to April 2011.

Published 5 August 2021

Malcolm Combe: Are landmark laws failing those tricked out of their homes by landlords?

Scotland introduced a new private sector residential letting vehicle, known as the private residential tenancy (PRT), when the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in December 2017.

Published 5 August 2021

Sarah Gilzean: Long Covid – lessons for local government employers

Sarah Gilzean considers how Long Covid fits into the existing equality framework.

Published 5 August 2021

US: Lawyers pardoned for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

A lawyer couple who became infamous for pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching near their luxury home last year have been pardoned.

Published 5 August 2021

New podcast to explore unsolved murder

It was a crime that shocked early 20th century society and attracted international coverage – the apparently motiveless killing of an elderly spinster in her home.

Published 5 August 2021

And finally… battle of wits

An online court hearing was brought to an abrupt halt after a mystery man was heard muttering "f***wit" under his breath.

Published 5 August 2021

Data breaches reported to ICO drop 20 per cent due to Covid

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has reported a 20 per cent drop in personal data breach reports, from 11,854 in the 2019/20 financial year, down to 9,532 in the most recent financial year.

Published 4 August 2021

‘Serious concerns’ over strategy and conduct of Post Office lawyers during High Court case

Further investigations should take place to assess whether lawyers involved in a recent Post Office case in the High Court may have committed professional misconduct in their handling of that case, researchers have said.

Published 4 August 2021

Six-year ban for couple after spending £2.4m before liquidation

The directors of an East Kilbride double glazing firm have been disqualified after failing to keep records to explain where £2.4 million of the company bank accounts was spent.

Published 4 August 2021

£21 million funding to support equality and human rights over three years

Organisations across Scotland will share £21 million funding over three years to "advance human rights, promote equality and tackle discrimination".

Published 4 August 2021