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Faculty: Make sure “appropriate adult” scheme is working well before extending it

A full review should be made of the “appropriate adult” system for vulnerable people in ...

Published 20 July 2018

Northern Ireland's Attorney General backs Scottish government in Brexit showdown at Supreme Court

James Wolffe QC The Scottish government has gained the support of Northern Ireland's law office ...

Published 20 July 2018

England: DPP Alison Saunders slammed by Justice Committee over disclosure failings

The Attorney General and Director of Public Prosecutions have been criticised by MPs on Westminster' ...

Published 20 July 2018

Organised crime gang member has jail term reduced following appeal over sentence ‘discount’

A man who was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to being involved i ...

Published 19 July 2018

Police watchdog whistleblower who raised concerns about misuse of public money wins payout

A police officer who raised concerns about misuse of public money by Police Scotland was unlawfully ...

Published 19 July 2018

UKIPO office ruling another 'strike against the Scottish legal profession'

George Joseph Bell A ruling of the UK Intellectual Property Office has been described as one of ...

Published 19 July 2018

Child sexual abuse inquiry fined £200,000 for data protection breach

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 by t ...

Published 19 July 2018

England: Woman who made bad bargains with settlement money denied increased payouts from ex-husband

Divorcees looking for additonal payments from their former spouses were dealt a blow after the Supre ...

Published 19 July 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Chrystal Macmillan

Chrystal Macmillan Annabel Twose of First 100 Years writes about Jessie Chrystal Macmillan ...

Published 19 July 2018

Crown successfully appeals against JP’s decision to acquit ‘speeding driver’ over lack of corroboration 

A motorist who was acquitted of a speeding charge after a justice of the peace upheld a defence subm ...

Published 18 July 2018

Google fined record €4.3 bn for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules by impo ...

Published 18 July 2018

Sheridan appeals decision to refuse him interest on defamation payout

Tommy Sheridan is appealing a decision to refuse him £200,000 in interest on a payout for defa ...

Published 18 July 2018

Models of devolution subject of Lady Hale Edinburgh speech

Lady Hale The text of Lady Hale's speech delivered in Edinburgh in June has been published. Th ...

Published 18 July 2018

Cliff Richard wins major privacy lawsuit against the BBC

Sir Cliff Richard has won a major privacy lawsuit against the BBC over its coverage o ...

Published 18 July 2018

Women launch human rights challenge over ineligibility to inherit Lords seats

Paul Hardy Five women who are the daughters of hereditary peers are taking the UK to the E ...

Published 18 July 2018