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Retired lawyer fails in nuisance claim over neigbours’ noisy toilet

A couple who sued their upstairs neighbours over the noise coming from a Saniflo toilet have had their “nuisance” claim dismissed by a court.

Published 24 January 2020

Lord Bracadale to lead inquiry into death of Sheku Bayoh

Lord Bracadale is to lead an independent public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh.

Published 24 January 2020

Aberdein Considine promotes legal specialists as growth continues

Aberdein Considine has appointed a new partner and senior associate.

Published 24 January 2020

Consultation: Data sharing powers for public authorities

The Scottish government is consulting on which bodies it should add to legislation to give them data sharing powers in respect of debt and fraud.

Published 24 January 2020

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in customs duty appeal next week

The Supreme Court will hand down judgment in FMX Food Merchants Import Export Co Ltd (Respondent) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant), UKSC 2018/0218 next Wednesday.

Published 24 January 2020

Supreme Court school competition closes soon

Have you recently been on a tour of the Supreme Court with your school? Did your visit spark an interest in the law? Are you considering studying law at university? Or perhaps you have a general interest in how the justice system works here in the UK.

Published 24 January 2020

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 24 January 2020

Our Legal Heritage: James Macpherson – hung for being an ‘Egyptian’

He has attained folk hero status as a sort of Scottish Robin Hood and at Burns Suppers around the country this weekend his execution will be recalled with performances of ‘Macpherson’s Farewell’ also known as Macpherson’s ‘Rant’ or ‘Lament’.

Published 24 January 2020

And finally... fright at the opera

A lawyer has been forced to pay over £2,000 after a bust-up in the front row of an opera house.

Published 24 January 2020

Heroin dealer who claimed DNA evidence was ‘insufficient’ fails in appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of being concerned in the supply of heroin who claimed that DNA evidence linking him with the bags in which the drugs were found was insufficient for the jury to draw an inference of guilt has had an appeal against his conviction rejected.

Published 23 January 2020

Scottish government proposes public health response to harmful sexual behaviour among children

Scotland should pioneer a public health response to harmful sexual behaviour among children and young people, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has said.

Published 23 January 2020

Myanmar ordered by ICJ to prevent Rohingya genocide

Myanmar has been ordered by the International Court of Justice to take emergency measures to prevent a genocide of the Rohingya.

Published 23 January 2020

Drug company admits illegal role in agreement to hike price of life-saving drug

Drug company Tiofarma has admitted that it took part in an agreement that resulted in significant price hikes for a life-saving medicine.

Published 23 January 2020

Alastair McCoan: Don’t let dilapidations leave a business move in disrepair

A new year, a new office – it can be an exciting time for any business as it embarks on an expansion, with some stylish new space for its staff.

Published 23 January 2020