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A tenant who was caught growing cannabis in his flat but had an “otherwise unblemished record” will not be evicted after a sheriff refused the housing association’s attempt to recover possession of the property. Glasgow Housing Association raised court proceedings after the tenant Mark Stuart

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An increase in complicated sex abuse cases in the wake of high profile celebrity scandals has left a gap of £50 million in the Crown Prosecution Service(CPS) according to its director. Alison Saunders (pictured) has said that the increase, which she described as “unheralded” has resulted in hun

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has moved to offices in Thistle House at Haymarket from the premises it occupied in Drumsheugh Gardens for nearly 30 years. The relocation is part of SLAB’s drive to create efficiencies and reduce the pressure on its administration funding.

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Alan Delaney (pictured) discusses the importance of clear social media guidelines for employees following a recent EAT decision. The debate surrounding freedom of expression has perhaps never been more high profile. But the role of Twitter and its social media peers is by no means limited to the big

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The justice secretary Michael Matheson (pictured) has announced that current plans for a female prison in Inverclyde will not go ahead. During a visit to the "218 centre" in Glasgow, he stated that the current plans do not fit with his vision of how to address female offending and that Scotland need

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An elderly woman who was injured after falling on a bus when the driver pulled away before she was seated has been awarded £10,000 damages. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the defenders, the driver’s employers, were liable to the pursuer because it was the movement of the bus while she

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The nation’s busiest courts are preparing for strike action today as workers claim they are under excessive strain in the wake of court reforms. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen sheriff courts are expected to be most affected as the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) organised a walk-out fo

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On Monday 22 December 2014 in an article headlined “Figures show court closures have slowed justice system”, we reported that Forfar Sheriff Gregor Murray had said court staff were having to “fight” their way through a “chock-a-block” diary after the transfer of business to Forfar follow

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British intelligence agents will be able to testify in court so long as they wear wigs and makeup to hide their identities at the impending trial of an alleged al-Qaeda agent a judge has ruled. The six MI5 agents who undertook surveillance on Abid Naseer, 28, whom they believed was involved in a plo

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