A case involving “serious” assault charges has been abandoned of because of an administrative blunder. Muhammad Tariq, 46, was on trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court accused of assaulting a child and a woman in the city.
A rugby player given probation for attempted rape now faces a life sentence after he was convicted of raping two other women at the High Court in Edinburgh. Jamie Rudling, 27, was given three years' probation in March 2010 after he tried to have sex with two sleeping women without their consent.
The High Court in Tours, France has ruled that a 64-year-old intersex person's birth certificate should be amended to record their gender as "neutral". In an historic ruling on 20 August, the magistrate said that the "gender assigned at birth appears to be nothing but a fiction, forced on this perso
The Law Society of Scotland is calling for judges for the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2015/16. Over 100 schools from all over Scotland will be taking part in what is now Scotland's largest annual school debating competition and a panel of three judges is required for each debating sess
Two women who claimed their estranged husbands hid the true extent of their finances and that they were entitled to more money in their divorce settlements have won their appeals at the UK Supreme Court. In both cases, President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, sitting with Deputy President Lad
The Wilson doctrine protecting MPs from surveillance is a "political statement" with no legal effect, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled. The tribunal said it was satisfied that assurances given around the surveillance of MPs by prime minister Harold Wilson in the 1960s, which have be
The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned UK internet users to protect themselves against a significant strain of malicious software which has enabled criminals to steal millions of pounds from UK bank accounts.
The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has issued a call for written evidence on the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill. The bill, introduced on 8 October, aims to prevent abuse, harassment or sexual harm in a number of ways, via both the criminal and the civil law.