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Man who permanently disfigured another loses appeal against attempted murder conviction

A man who was tried alongside his brother for attempted murder and assault has failed to appeal his conviction in the Appeal Court of the High Court of Justiciary. 

Published 10 August 2020

Exclusive: Faculty establishes emergency fund for advocates affected by Covid crisis

The Faculty of Advocates has established an emergency fund to assist members who have been tipped into financial distress by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 10 August 2020

Scotland's impotent FAI system condemned by families of victims

Scotland's impotent fatal accident inquiry system has been condemned by families who have lost loved ones in tragic accidents, The Sunday Post reports.

Published 10 August 2020

England: Downing Street to set rape prosecution targets

Downing Street is planning to set prosecution targets in rape cases for police and lawyers, The Guardian reports.

Published 10 August 2020

SLN welcomes intern Kate Scarborough

Scottish Legal News today welcomes Kate Scarborough as its summer intern.

Published 10 August 2020

Govan Law Centre increases pressure over Fair Rents Bill

Govan Law Centre has repeated its call for action on rent increases as it continues judicial review proceedings against the Scottish Parliament over the tabling of a bill.

Published 10 August 2020

Treasure Trove: Bronze Age horse harness and sword discovered

A Bronze Age hoard of national significance has been found by a metal detectorist in the Scottish Borders.

Published 10 August 2020

Hamish Lean: Proposal for court is worthy of note

Hamish Lean looks at the potential amalgamation of Scotland's land dispute bodies.

Published 10 August 2020

Child sexual offences in Scotland rises by one-third over five years

New data recorded by Police Scotland shows an increase in sexual offences towards children over the past five years. The figures reveal that last year an average of 15 child sexual offences were recorded every day in Scotland.

Published 10 August 2020

Joyce Horsman to take up reins at Dundee North Law Centre as Peter Kinghorn retires

Joyce Horsman is to take up the role of principal solicitor at Dundee North Law Centre at the end of this month as Peter Kinghorn retires.

Published 10 August 2020

Plan to deploy Navy to intercept asylum seekers labelled 'unlawful'

Amnesty International has warned that plans to deploy the Navy to prevent asylum seekers crossing the English Channel would be "unlawful, reckless and dangerous".

Published 10 August 2020

Gilson Gray reveals £23m property deals bloom

Gilson Gray has revealed that in the last 12 months it has been involved in the restructuring, selling and refinancing of multiple portfolios, totalling in excess of 300 properties worth over £23 million.

Published 10 August 2020

GCU launches annual law journal and Common Good Lecture

Glasgow Caledonian University is to launch its first law journal, which will be a student-led publication featuring work from GCU students.

Published 10 August 2020

And finally... upgrade

Government officials and politicians in Ukraine have reportedly been encouraged to pre-book "VIP cells" in the event of their arrest.

Published 10 August 2020

Historic sex offender loses appeal against conviction and sentence

A man who was convicted of historical lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour between 1983 and 1987 has had his appeal against conviction and sentence refused.

Published 7 August 2020