Drink-driving offences in Scotland have plummeted after a change in the law last year which means drivers can be over the limit after only one pint of beer or glass of wine. Official figures indicate that offences have declined by 17 per cent in the first quarter following the inception of the stric
, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels”. “One can see the advantage of that,” Mr Justice Mostyn observed, “in that it would result in consistency across the continent on what is o
The sheriff overseeing the fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy has recused himself after realising he was acquainted with one of the victims and known to their family. Sheriff Principal Craig Scott, who oversaw two hearings before the commencement of the FAI next month and whos
Prosecutors in the sheriff and justice of the peace courts are to be given iPads after a £310,000 pilot scheme. The scheme was trialled in Falkirk, Perth and Lerwick sheriff courts beginning in February 2013 – with the intention of rolling it out across Scotland that year.
In preparation for the establishment of the Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) later this year two Scottish statutory instruments have now been laid before the Scottish Parliament and will come into force on 27 June 2015. The Scottish Sentencing Council (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulati
A charity that aims to preserve and protect a Highland sea loch has had a legal challenge against a local authority’s decision to grant approval for a new fish farm dismissed. Friends of Loch Etive sought judicial review of a decision of the Argyll and Bute Council granting planning permission to