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Scottish Water ordered to pay homeowners £220,000 over property destroyed by sinkhole

A couple whose home was demolished after a water main burst in their garden and caused a sinkhole to ...

Published 16 July 2018

Sentencing Council publishes report on first guideline following consultation

Lady Dorrian The Scottish Sentencing Council has published a report following a public consulta ...

Published 16 July 2018

Michael Thomson: Doubts rising over CVA effectiveness

Michael Thomson Company voluntary arrangements (CVAS) are very much in vogue. Why? Growth of on ...

Published 16 July 2018

ICC to assume jurisdiction over 'crime of aggression' tomorrow

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will assume jurisdiction over the crime of aggressi ...

Published 16 July 2018

Italy's highest court rules telling migrants to 'go away' is racist

Telling migrants to "go away" is racist, Italy's highest court has ruled. The Court of Cassation&nb ...

Published 16 July 2018

Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Published 13 July 2018

Company at centre of tram inquiry fails in bid to keep documents secret

Bilfinger UK, the company at the centre of the Edinburgh trams inquiry, has failed in its attempt to ...

Published 13 July 2018

Kate Dowdalls QC appointed to Scottish Law Commission

Kate Dowdalls QC Kate Dowdalls QC has been appointed as a commissioner of the Scottish Law Comm ...

Published 13 July 2018

John McArthur: Inheritance Tax delays can cost beneficiaries dear

John McArthur John McArthur calls for an overhaul of Britain's creaking inheritance tax regime. ...

Published 13 July 2018

Lewis Richardson: No defence, simple?

Lewis Richardson Lewis Richardson discusses a recent decision from the Sheriff Appeal Court in ...

Published 13 July 2018

Radio drama recounts Joseph Knight trial

A play based on the story of a runaway slave and the road to abolition of the practice in Britain ha ...

Published 13 July 2018

US: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc link to ovarian cancer

Multinational company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a record $4.7 billion ...

Published 13 July 2018

Man jailed over possession of indecent images of children has sexual offences prevention order quashed

A man who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to t ...

Published 12 July 2018

Addleshaw Goddard posts record revenues following merger

John Joyce and Malcolm McPherson Addleshaw Goddard has posted record global revenues of £ ...

Published 12 July 2018

Supreme Courts solicitors body welcomes new president

Douglas Thomson At its statutory meeting on 10th July the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme ...

Published 12 July 2018