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Disabled criminal injuries case worker awarded £30,000 after suing MoJ over dismissal

An admin worker affected by epilepsy who was sacked from her job at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) because she was unable to meet the standards of performance and attendance expected during her probationary period has been awarded more than £30,000 in compensation after suing her former employer for discrimination.

Published 26 February 2020

Justice gets 'smart' as drug prosecutions fall

Drugs prosecutions in Scotland have plummeted following a change in policy.

Published 26 February 2020

Ruth Crawford QC becomes first woman Faculty Treasurer

An election for the office of Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates has been won by Ruth Crawford QC, the first woman to hold the post.

Published 26 February 2020

Scottish Law Commission seeks views on improving cohabitation

The Scottish Law Commission has published a discussion paper reviewing cohabitation law in Scotland.

Published 26 February 2020

TLT and Gillespie Macandrew on SSE legal panel

SSE has appointed a new legal panel following a review which began in September 2019. The appointment of the new panel follows SSE’s increased alignment of its wider business strategy to focus on low carbon assets and infrastructure and delivering a low carbon future.

Published 26 February 2020

Wigs and gowns out of fashion at Glasgow Sheriff Court

Sheriffs, summary sheriffs and lawyers at Glasgow Sheriff Court are to stop routinely wearing wigs and gowns in civil proceedings.

Published 26 February 2020

New sensory hearing facilities to support children and young people opens

New hearing facilities for the additional support needs jurisdiction within the Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland in Glasgow were formally opened yesterday by May Dunsmuir, Chamber President of the Health and Education Chamber and the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd.

Published 26 February 2020

Laura McBrien appointed director of diploma at Edinburgh Law School

Laura McBrien has been appointed director of the diploma in professional legal practice at Edinburgh Law School.

Published 26 February 2020

Domestic abuse incidents rise by two per cent to 61,000

Police recorded 60,641 incidents of domestic abuse in 2018-19 – a two per cent rise on the previous year, new figures show.

Published 26 February 2020

Kay McFarlane

A successful young solicitor from Ayr who was due to be sentenced for a driving offence has sadly died.

Published 26 February 2020

Prosecutor Karon Rollo visits Kilgraston School

From "parking fines" to "post-mortems", it is "all in a day’s work" for procurator fiscal depute Karon Rollo, who visited Kilgraston School to explain her role to pupils.

Published 26 February 2020

And finally... heavy duty

A respected dance school is facing a lawsuit from a student who says she sustained injuries after being made to lift a "significantly" heavier partner.

Published 26 February 2020

Nigerian woman granted permission to appeal in ‘family life’ claim to remain in UK 

A Nigerian national who lodged a human right claim to remain in the UK with members of her extended family has successfully challenged a decision to refuse her application to appeal.

Published 25 February 2020

Custodial sentences for periods of 12 months or less fall to new low

Custodial sentences for periods of 12 months or less have fallen to their lowest point since the introduction of a presumption against short sentences.

Published 25 February 2020

MacRoberts appointed to SSE legal panel

MacRoberts has won a place on the highly competitive legal panel for SSE plc.

Published 25 February 2020