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A judge has thrown out the attempted prosecution of a woman for holding a placard on jury rights outside of a climate trial. Mr Justice Saini said there had been no basis for the prosecution of Trudi Warner, 69, for criminal contempt for holding a placard outside the trial of climate activists that

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Legislation paving the way for the UK to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda has been approved by Westminster in what human rights campaigners have called a "national disgrace". Michael O'Flaherty, the new European commissioner for human rights, is among those leading criticism today after the Safety of

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The European Commission has opened a second set of formal proceedings against TikTok under the Digital Services Act (DSA) in relation to a 'task and reward' programme which it says "could be as toxic and addictive as cigarettes". Under the DSA, designated very large online platforms (VLOPs) such as

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A disgruntled movie-goer is suing a cinema chain over claims its largest drink cup falls slightly short of the advertised size. Texas man Shane Waldrop said he noticed the discrepancy after ordering a 20-ounce beer and a 24-ounce beer — equivalent to around 590ml and 710ml respectively.

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The European Court of Human Rights is “backsliding” by surreptitiously reversing its principles established to protect asylum seekers, according to a new study. It is a decade since the court first established that asylum seekers are inherently and particularly vulnerable in law.

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Dentons is hosting an ESG (environmental, social and governance) workshop, designed to give attendees practical, hands-on experience dealing with an ESG crisis. During its pilot workshop in October 2023, the firm had some interesting discussions around how ESG now presents the same board-level risks

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More child and vulnerable adult witnesses involved in serious criminal trials will have access to specialist suites to pre-record evidence, away from the courtroom, following a further £2 million investment from the Scottish government. The funding means dedicated facilities – known as E

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Writing in Scottish Legal News today, Justice Secretary Angela Constance details the aims of major criminal law reforms contained in new legislation. In the Scottish Parliament tomorrow, members will vote on the general principles of the Victims, Witnesses and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill –

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Figures from Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre (ASPC) show that the number of properties for sale during the first quarter of 2024 has risen 10 per cent on last year. Sales are also up by four per cent, with the average property price rising by three per cent to £196,407.

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The Law Society of Scotland is looking to spotlight Scotland’s newest in-house talent with the launch of this year's In-House Rising Star Award. The annual competition, which is in its 12th year, provides recognition for the important work of in-house practitioners and in particular the contri

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A sex offender has been banned from using generative AI tools in what is believed to be the first restriction of its kind in England and Wales. Anthony Dover, 48, has been ordered not to "use, visit or access... AI creating tools", including the image generation software Stable Diffusion, as part of

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