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This month may prove to be the “most challenging time of the pandemic”, according to the head of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Eric McQueen has warned that the increasing level of positive Covid cases and need to self-isolate are likely to cause further case delays and that

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John Edwards has taken up the role of UK information commissioner. Mr Edwards, who joins on a five-year term, spent the past eight years as New Zealand privacy commissioner and before that worked as a barrister.

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Anti-racism campaigners have celebrated a jury's decision to find protestors who toppled a statue of a slave trader in Bristol not guilty of criminal damage. Jake Skuse 33, Rhian Graham, 30, Milo Ponsford, 26, and Sage Willoughby, 22, admitted participating in toppling the statue and throwing it in

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New Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) board members Richard McMeeken, John Stevenson and Jean Grier have taken up office. Their appointments are for five years. They replace Kay Springham, Denise Loney, Sara Hesp and Sarah McLuckie who have reached the end of their terms with the SLCC.

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A celebrity chef has won defamation proceedings brought against a food critic who wrote a scathing review of his "bland risotto". Italian chef Carlo Cracco sued Achille Ottaviani, editor of La Cronaca di Verona, over his assessment of the food served at an international wine festival in 2016.

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Convictions imposed on people for consensual homosexual activity under former laws will be included in a scheme for “righting the wrongs of the past”, Home Secretary Priti Patel is to announce. Ms Patel said more people would have convictions for same-sex sexual activity removed from the

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Some 2,000 mobile phones have been confiscated from prisoners in Scotland because of rule breaches. The figures were obtained in a freedom of information request made by the Scottish Conservatives, who said phones given to inmates earlier in the pandemic should now be taken back.

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Football fans who racially abuse players will be banned from attending matches for up to a decade under new laws. Home Secretary Priti Patel is introducing legislation to widen the ambit of Football Banning Orders – which can be imposed on people convicted of violence, disorder and racist or h

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As businesses return from festive slumber, it’s an opportune time to consider how they can meet expectations on diversity and inclusion (D&I) matters in 2022. Some clients have expressed frustration at the lack of progress in terms of reaching their D&I objectives despite the substanti

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