Lord Justice Burnett The Charity Commission will face a judicial review of its decision to pressure charities to dissociate themselves from an advocacy group because the group said UK intelligence agencies contributed to radicalisation of Muslims.
A driver who questioned a parking charge is taking his challenge to the UK Supreme Court after crowdfunding the fees to file his papers in court. Barry Beavis, who was fined £85, is being represented pro bono but still needed £6,000 to cover the administrative costs of taking a case to the court.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to seek assurances following reports that GCHQ has reversed a long-standing policy of not intercepting the communications of MSPs.
The United Nations has issued a report criticising corporal punishment law and the age of criminal responsibility in the UK, as well as the "disproportionate" use of stop and search by Police Scotland. The international body's human rights committee has released a twelve-page report examining whethe
A solicitor has successfully sued his former firm for his share of “net profits” after a sheriff principal refused an appeal by his ex-partners following a dispute over the terms of the partnership agreement. John Tait raised an action of accounting and payment against RGM Solicitors, but the fi
A student who was caught with cocaine in a nightclub in Aberdeen has not been punished after a sheriff said a conviction would “blight” his career prospects. Conor McCarthy, who studied mechanical engineering at the University of Strathclyde, was found with a bag of the class-A drug by police of
A boy who was caught with Ecstasy at a festival has avoided getting a criminal record after he wrote a 500-word essay on drugs for a sheriff. Aaron Bertram, 17, was found with Ecstasy at T in the Park last year but was granted an absolute discharge after penning an essay entitled: “The Perils of D
Operators of a motorsport track in Suffolk who had to pay occupants of a neighbouring bungalow £20,000 in damages as result of being liable in nuisance have now been told to pay nearly £500,000 in legal costs as the case was one of no-win-no-fee, the UK Supreme Court has ruled. Moto-Land UK Ltd an
New Whitehall files suggest MI5insisted on a cover-up of child abuse claims against an MP in order to prevent embarrassment for theThatcher government. The documents were discovered in a Cabinet Office storeroom of “assorted and unstructured papers".
Lloyds Banking Group has been ordered to reveal legal advice it received in the run-up to its takeover of Scottish bank HBOS during the 2008 financial crisis. Mr Justice Nugee, in a pre-case hearing at the High Court in London, ruled in favour of the Lloyds Shareholder Action Group, who have demande
Police Scotland is pushing for a centralised CCTV network governing all of Scotland's streets, public spaces and shops following a warning that the majority of its current cameras are unreliable and possibly unlawful. The single force told Scottish ministers it wants to abolish the current “piecem