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Death by driving motorist’s damages claim against GP over prescription drugs ‘which caused black-out’ dismissed 

A motorist found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving who claimed that he “blacked out” behind the wheel as a result of medications he was prescribed has had a damages action against his GP dismissed.

Published 26 March 2019

UK among most egregious violaters of European employment rights charter

The UK is in significant violation of the provisions of a European employment charter as a result of offering an inadequate minimum wage and failing to provide workers with legal guarantees to ensure they are remunerated for overtime.

Published 26 March 2019

Work underway on Kirkcaldy’s new court complex

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has started work on a two court complex to hear sheriff and jury cases and custody cases in Kirkcaldy.

Published 26 March 2019

Craig Asbury: Disclosure in the age of #MeToo

The recent high ­profile ­sexual harassment ­cases in the media, and the growing momentum of the #MeToo ­movement, has prompted closer examination of how businesses are responding to such incidents in the workplace, writes Craig Asbury.

Published 26 March 2019

RSB Lindsays sets sights on further growth in Dundee

RSB Lindsays' chairman has detailed the firm's plans to increase sales to £20 million in the coming three years, The Courier reports.

Published 26 March 2019

DWF's fraud expertise highlighted at 2019 Scottish Legal Awards

DWF's innovations in combating fraud have been highlighted at the 2019 Scottish Legal Awards, where the business secured two accolades.

Published 26 March 2019

Justice survey records 16 per cent decline in crime

There has been a 16 per cent fall crime in Scotland since 2016-17, new figures show.

Published 26 March 2019

Frances McMenamin QC to be Faculty representative on sexual offences review group

A senior criminal practitioner will be a Faculty representative on a new panel looking at the way sexual offence cases are dealt with in the courts.

Published 26 March 2019

In pictures... lawyers don their glad rags

Via Blackadders: A group from Blackadders had a fantastic night at the Dundee Faculty Dinner. The Faculty of Procurators and Solicitors in Dundee was formed in 1820 by Royal Charter and is open to all solicitors and trainees in Dundee.

Published 26 March 2019

England: Lawyers reprimanded and told to pay compensation for using transgender client's birth name

Lawyers have been reprimanded for using a transgender client's birth name when advising them on a discrimination claim.

Published 26 March 2019

And finally... toy soldiers

An army rifleman was reprimanded after going on a killing spree – in a virtual battlefield.

Published 26 March 2019

Partner of seriously ill elderly woman who died after being discharged from Royal Infirmary awarded £187,000 damages for junior doctor’s negligence

The surviving partner of an elderly woman who died after suffering gastrointestinal bleeding has been awarded more than £187,000 in damages, having successfully sued a Scottish health board following a junior doctor’s failure to admit the patient to hospital.

Published 25 March 2019

Aidan O'Neill QC: Holyrood can ban fracking and is required to do so

The Scottish Parliament can competently legislate to ban fracking and indeed is legally obligated to do so, an advocate has said.

Published 25 March 2019

Justice Committee report highlights Police Scotland failings six years after unification

Poor financial management, unclear lines of responsibility and a failure to focus on the views of officers and staff in the early stages of reform lie at the root of many of the problems faced by Police Scotland, according to Holyrood's Justice Committee.

Published 25 March 2019

Threat of BTP merger with Police Scotland prompted officers and staff to leave

The equivalent of more than 40 per cent of officers and staff have left the British Transport Police in Scotland since the Scottish government announced its plan to merge the service into Police Scotland.

Published 25 March 2019