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What could have been done better in response to the Covid-19 pandemic? Has any aspect of the response broken Scots criminal law? Are there any circumstances in which compensation should be paid to those who have suffered the disease or to relatives of those who have passed because of it? Though

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Women have been banned from the front seats of trucks in Uganda after being branded a road hazard. Ugandan authorities have claimed male truck drivers are liable to be distracted by women wearing revealing clothing in their driver's cabin, Kenya's The Star reports.

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Two cases against the Crown Office over the malicious prosecution scandal are ongoing, MSPs have heard. Compensation and legal costs are now in excess of £40 million, a figure auditors described as “significant".

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yang detained for ‘inciting state subversion’ | Hong Kong Free Press

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Legislation to end the harmful practice of setting ‘glue traps’ is to be brought forward by the Scottish government in order to protect animal welfare. The Scottish Animal Welfare Commission (SAWC) undertook a review of the use of glue traps and concluded that there are significant anima

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Craig Murray has been given permission to appeal his conviction for breaching a court order by publishing information on his blog which enabled jigsaw identification of the women in the Alex Salmond case. The former diplomat spent four months in prison after being given an eight-month sentence.

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Karen Cornwell, a legal director at Thorntons LLP, has been re-appointed to the pursuer professional negligence panel of the Law Society of Scotland. The panel consists of a handful of solicitors selected by the society on the basis of their expertise in dealing with professional negligence claims.

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The gambling industry awaits the outcome of an imminent white paper which is sure to deal operators a fresh deck of cards which may not all be to their liking, writes Audrey Ferrie. The existing Gambling Act 2005 came into force in 2007 but it is widely recognised that current legislation needs a re

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Professor Conor Gearty, of LSE, has surveyed the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court under Lord Reed's leadership, suggesting that it has "reverted to an approach rooted in legal formalism, an extremely narrow reading of the rule of law, while displaying an old-school lack of interest in the lived ex

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A woman who travelled from London to the Isle of Mull to take the UK's easiest driving test has admitted she still failed. Constance Kampfner wrote in The Times this week of her mission to take an easier test after failing the first time in London.

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A dyslexic judge in England has won a disability discrimination case against the Ministry of Justice over its failure to provide her with voice recognition software and training. Zorina Nadine Clarkson Palomares, a part-time judge working on immigration and social security cases, made complaints to

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