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Russian authorities launch probe into tax fraud involving Scottish Limited Partnership

Authorities in Russia have launched a probe into export tax fraud involving Scottish Limited Partner ...

Published 17 August 2018

England: Record low number of prosecutions while crime reports up

A record low number of people were prosecuted or issued an out-of-court disposal in England and Wale ...

Published 17 August 2018

New legal power proposed in Scotland to tackle blight of vacant and derelict land

A new Compulsory Sales Order (CSO) power could tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and parcels ...

Published 16 August 2018

Iain Livingstone appointed Chief Constable of Police Scotland

Iain Livingstone Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has welcomed the appointment of a new Chief Con ...

Published 16 August 2018

Lawyer in Netflix hit The Staircase to host evening in Glasgow this October

Defence lawyer David Rudolf, the attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series ...

Published 16 August 2018

Young people at risk of offending to receive better early intervention and support services

Humza Yousaf Young people at risk of being drawn into serious offending will receive more c ...

Published 15 August 2018

Crown Office and courts service to receive £1.1m to deal with growth in sexual offence reports

Humza Yousaf Scotland's prosecutors and courts are to get extra funding to respond to the growt ...

Published 10 August 2018

New appointments for Stirling University law department

Dr Katie Boyle (left) andDr Michelle Donnelly The University of Stirling has welcomed ...

Published 10 August 2018

Assault case dropped after sheriff upholds ‘oppression’ complaint against Crown 

Two men accused of assault who each took a plea in bar of trial after the Crown decided not to call ...

Published 8 August 2018

Scottish Labour calls for review of remand following analysis of prison deaths

Daniel Johnson Scottish Labour has called for a full governmental review of the use of remand a ...

Published 3 August 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Inveraray Jail and Courthouse

The crank machine In the latest of our occasional series, Graham Ogilvy visits Invera ...

Published 3 August 2018

Ken Dalling: Review of legal aid system reached 'questionable conclusions'

Ken Dalling Earlier this year, Martyn Evans released his “Independent Strategic Review&rd ...

Published 2 August 2018

Violent crime rises for first time in five years

Daniel Johnson MSP The number of violent crimes in Scotland has risen to its highest level sinc ...

Published 1 August 2018

Law Society welcomes criminal justice and disability report

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed publication of the final report of the Criminal Justice Dis ...

Published 1 August 2018

Notable British Trials series revived after 58 years

John Forsyth John Forsyth looks at the revival of the Notable British Trials series. The first ...

Published 1 August 2018