A man who cycled to a probation meeting in defiance of a court-ordered cycling ban has been jailed. Jake Carter, 27, twice breached a criminal behaviour order within days of its imposition by an Essex court last November, the BBC reports.
Scottish government proposals to simplify the gender recognition process have been dealt a severe blow after the Court of Session ruled that the UK government's unprecedented decision to veto the bill was lawful.
A private members' bill to extend Scotland's freedom of information (FOI) regime has reached a significant milestone with the lodging of a final proposal at Holyrood. The Freedom of Information Reform (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Scottish Labour MSP Katy Clark, aims to modernise FOI and extend desig
Nearly half of barristers in England and Wales have experienced or witnessed bullying, harassment and discrimination in their legal work, according to new research by the Bar Council. In the most recent survey, 44 per cent of respondents said they had experienced or observed this behaviour while wor
Nearly half of firms in Scotland have cancelled or delayed planned investments in the past 12 months, according to the latest Addleshaw Goddard Scottish Business Monitor (SBM) report. The gloomy findings come as firms reported deteriorating business conditions across every measure – with more
New bans on parking on dropped footways, parking on pavements and double parking will be enforced from next week. From Monday 11 December, all local authority areas in Scotland will be able to start enforcing the new prohibitions under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 by issuing penalty charge noti
Joanna Cherry KC MP is to bring a private members' bill proposing that power to amend the role of Scotland's law officers, including the lord advocate, be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish government is currently considering whether the lord advocate's roles as head of the independen
A disproportionate number of care-experienced children and young people have siblings in prison or secure care, according to a new report which urges action to ensure their right to a sibling relationship is protected. The Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling
A watered-down bill to protect children's rights has been passed by the Scottish Parliament more than two years after the original version was ruled by the Supreme Court to be beyond the devolved chamber's powers. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) Bill requires
Victoria Young has been appointed as the new advocate member of the Scottish Sentencing Council. Ms Young practises mainly in criminal law and has acted in the High Court for both prosecution and defence since being admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1995.
There is not much time left to support vulnerable families in Fife during the festive season this year through the Faculty Christmas Collection. The Faculty Christmas Collection is organised each year by Maria Maguire KC.
People in Scotland are more likely to support human rights than not and are increasingly worried about having fewer human rights, according to new research. YouGov research published by the Scottish Human Rights Commission shows that almost half of people in Scotland support human rights. Support fo
A woman who admitted to assaulting a fast food worker has been sentenced to two months' work in a fast food restaurant. Rosemary Hayne, 39, threw a burrito bowl in the face of the manager of a Chipotle restaurant in Ohio in an assault which was captured on video and went viral on social media.
A farm labourer who acted as an illegal gangmaster has been fined £400. Dean Currie, 33, pleaded guilty at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court to receiving just over £6,000 for illegally supplying workers to pick potatoes at a number of farms in Fife.