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Family of asbestos victim awarded £360,000 damages 

The family of an office worker who died from a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos are to be award ...

Published 13 July 2018

Company at centre of tram inquiry fails in bid to keep documents secret

Bilfinger UK, the company at the centre of the Edinburgh trams inquiry, has failed in its attempt to ...

Published 13 July 2018

Kate Dowdalls QC appointed to Scottish Law Commission

Kate Dowdalls QC Kate Dowdalls QC has been appointed as a commissioner of the Scottish Law Comm ...

Published 13 July 2018

John McArthur: Inheritance Tax delays can cost beneficiaries dear

John McArthur John McArthur calls for an overhaul of Britain's creaking inheritance tax regime. ...

Published 13 July 2018

Lewis Richardson: No defence, simple?

Lewis Richardson Lewis Richardson discusses a recent decision from the Sheriff Appeal Court in ...

Published 13 July 2018

Suspension of part-time sheriff Peter Watson lifted

Following the extrajudicial settlement of the Heather Capital action in which part-time sheriff Pete ...

Published 13 July 2018

England: Government reinstates legal aid for vulnerable migrant children

Lucy Frazer The UK government has reinstated legal aid for unaccompanied and separate ...

Published 13 July 2018

Spain: Truth commission to investigate Franco regime's crimes against humanity

Francisco Franco Spain's new government has announced it will launch a truth commission to inve ...

Published 13 July 2018

Radio drama recounts Joseph Knight trial

A play based on the story of a runaway slave and the road to abolition of the practice in Britain ha ...

Published 13 July 2018

US: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc link to ovarian cancer

Multinational company Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay a record $4.7 billion ...

Published 13 July 2018

Our Legal Heritage: Dunkeld jail

In the latest of our occasional series, Graham Ogilvy discovers a curious legal relic in Dunkel ...

Published 13 July 2018

Film Review — In the Fade

Following the conclusion earlier this week of the five-year-long National Socialist Underground (N ...

Published 13 July 2018

Man jailed over possession of indecent images of children has sexual offences prevention order quashed

A man who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to t ...

Published 12 July 2018

Addleshaw Goddard posts record revenues following merger

John Joyce and Malcolm McPherson Addleshaw Goddard has posted record global revenues of £ ...

Published 12 July 2018

Supreme Courts solicitors body welcomes new president

Douglas Thomson At its statutory meeting on 10th July the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme ...

Published 12 July 2018