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Judges reject rape accused’s appeal to lead evidence of previous consensual sexual encounter with complainer

A man accused of rape who was seeking to question the complainer about a previous consensual sexual ...

Published 20 June 2018

Scottish government calls for Sewel convention to be enshrined in law following 'breach'

The requirement for the Scottish Parliament to consent to UK government legislation affecting devolv ...

Published 20 June 2018

Dame Elish Angiolini QC to review police complaints handling process

Dame Elish Angiolini QC Former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini QC is to review the processes ...

Published 20 June 2018

Client wins help power Anderson Strathern to strong first half

Pictured (L-R): Bruce Farquhar and Murray McCall Anderson Strathern has secured a series of cli ...

Published 20 June 2018

Holyrood approves in principle Scottish Crown Estate Bill

Roseanna Cunningham The Scottish Parliament has approved in principle a bill that aims to give ...

Published 20 June 2018

Pro bono success for elderly woman

Roddy McIlvride An 84-year-old woman says she will be “forever grateful” to the Fac ...

Published 20 June 2018

Glasgow City Council solicitor wins rising star award

Glasgow solicitor Sarah Haig has been named as the Law Society of Scotland’s In-house Rising S ...

Published 20 June 2018

In pictures: Aberdeen law prize winners

Pictured above on Aberdeen University's graduation day yesterday are Finn O'Neill, Emma Wills, Mar ...

Published 20 June 2018

England: Teenager jailed for breaching anonymity of sexual offence victims

A teenager has been sent to jail after she named two girls on Facebook who had been sexually abused ...

Published 20 June 2018

Seminar: Periodical payment order or lump it?

The Scottish courts are to be given powers to impose periodical payment orders. Alteration to the m ...

Published 20 June 2018

Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

Recreational use of marijuana has been legalised in Canada. The Canadian Parliament in Ottawa passe ...

Published 20 June 2018

Legal challenge against ‘fracking’ ban fails after judge rules no prohibition in place

A petition seeking judicial review of the Scottish Government’s purported ban on “fracki ...

Published 19 June 2018

Brexit threatening Sewel convention 'almost to destruction', warns academic

Brexit is threatening the Sewel convention "almost to destruction", according to one academic. Writ ...

Published 19 June 2018

Controversial EU copyright proposals to receive initial vote tomorrow

A European Union committee will vote tomorrow on controversial copyright proposals ahead of a vote i ...

Published 19 June 2018

Ban on microbeads approved by Holyrood committee

Holyrood’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee today approved legislation th ...

Published 19 June 2018