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Cyclist who ignored warning sign and collided with car loses personal injury appeal

A cyclist who was injured in a road accident near the Old Course at St Andrews has failed in his appeal against a decree of absolvitor pronounced in favour of the motorist involved in the crash in the Sheriff Appeal Court.

Published 5 August 2021

Solicitor General apologises for delays into Katie Allan inquiry

Solicitor General Ruth Charteris QC has apologised for the delays in the investigation into the suicide in custody of Katie Allan, her family have said.

Published 5 August 2021

Parking fines could rise to £120

Parking fines could be increased to as much as £120 under Scottish government proposals.

Published 5 August 2021

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

‘Evasive and prevaricative’ perjuress mother who ‘relished all of the attention’ held in contempt of court

A sheriff in Edinburgh Sheriff Court has found that the mother of an eight-year-old child acted in contempt of court in wilfully refusing to comply with a contact order awarded to the child’s father.

Published 4 August 2021

Scottish government opens £6.7 million support fund for legal aid firms

A new fund worth £6.7 million to support legal aid firms has opened for applications.

Published 4 August 2021

High-value alleged fraud in Scotland reaches more than £2.5m in first half of the year

Scotland has recorded 10 high-value fraud cases during the first half of 2021, as logistical challenges for the country’s justice system begin to ease.

Published 4 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