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Woman who murdered husband in ‘merciless attack’ has punishment part reduced on appeal

A woman who was jailed for life with a minimum of 25-and-a-half years after being found guilty of the murder of her husband has had the punishment part of her sentence reduced following an appeal.

Published 11 November 2019

Faculty in favour of new mortgage statute

Support for a new statute on heritable securities rather than changing existing legislation has been voiced by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 11 November 2019

Vinit Khurana QC joins 2 Temple Garden

Vinit Khurana QC has joined 2 Temple Garden chambers in London.

Published 11 November 2019

Harper Macleod's banking team advises City Property on £646m property funding deals

Harper Macleod has advised City Property on a series of three complex funding arrangements totalling £646 million.

Published 11 November 2019

Zoe McDonnell: Victim surcharge could generate substantial funds

25 November 2019 might later be judged a significant date for supporting victims of crime in Scotland. Nobody would dispute that victims of crime should receive support, but opinion may be divided on the fairest way to fund that.

Published 11 November 2019

Investigation launched into Glasgow's role in slave trade

An investigation has been launched into Glasgow's role in the slave trade and the fortunes it amassed.

Published 11 November 2019

Fewer properties come to market in Edinburgh as Brexit uncertainty continues

Over the past three months, average selling prices across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders rose by 2.5 per cent to £253,552.

Published 11 November 2019

Tories pledge to rewrite human rights laws to protect British soldiers from prosecution

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today pledge to amend the Human Rights Act to bring an end to the "unfair trials" of soldiers over their conduct in Northern Ireland, according to reports.

Published 11 November 2019

Dundee University law students prepare for Telders 2020

A group of Dundee University law students are seeking help as they prepare for an international moot competition.

Published 11 November 2019

And finally... last gasp

A life sentence prisoner has failed to persuade judges that he should be released because he "momentarily died" in his cell after falling ill.

Published 11 November 2019

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Published 11 November 2019

Tax fraudster fails in appeal against proceeds of crime confiscation order 

A woman who was made the subject of a confiscation order under “proceeds of crime” legislation after being convicted of a £50,000 tax fraud has failed in an appeal against her sentence.

Published 8 November 2019

Independent review into prison deaths to be established

An independent review of the handling of deaths in prisons is being established by the Scottish government.

Published 8 November 2019

Proposal to extend civil partnerships under scrutiny

A proposal to make civil partnerships available to different-sex couples is to be scrutinised by MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Equalities and Human Rights Committee.

Published 8 November 2019

Louise Walker promoted to associate director at Just Employment Law

Just Employment Law has announced the promotion of Louise Walker to associate director.

Published 8 November 2019