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English Court of Appeal rules polygamous second wife of deceased Pakistani man not entitled to bereavement benefits

The English Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions against a decision that a widow of a formerly polygamous marriage was entitled to Bereavement Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

Published 17 September 2021

Sophia Harrison: Time bar decision tough on claimants

Time bar is a very complex area of law in Scotland relating to the period in which a claim for breach of duty can be pursued. The Scottish government has recently reformed the law and passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 – but it is not yet in force.

Published 17 September 2021

Teletext Holidays could face legal action over package holiday refunds

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will take Teletext Holidays to court unless the firm takes urgent action to improve how it handles refunds to package holiday customers.

Published 17 September 2021

CMS Future of Renewables event

CMS is teaming up with fellow experts to host a free-to-attend event exploring how an increased focus on the environment will impact Scotland’s renewable energy sector going forward.

Published 17 September 2021

MSPs to examine Scotland’s overseas relationship

Holyrood's Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee has launched an inquiry into the Scottish government’s international work.

Published 17 September 2021

ICC to investigate Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”.

Published 17 September 2021

Wednesday’s Employment Law Conference to tackle back to work issues

Protection for employees and obligations on employers in Long Covid cases and employee surveillance at work are just two of the topics to be tackled at CLT Scotland’s Employment Conference taking place online on Wednesday 22 September.

Published 17 September 2021

Ireland fined over €15m due to failure to comply with EU law

Ireland has been fined over €15 million and is continuing to accrue daily fines of €15,000 for failing to comply with a European court order linked to a wind farm development.

Published 17 September 2021

Australia: Queensland legalises euthanasia

Queensland has become the fifth Australian state to permit euthanasia.

Published 17 September 2021

DWF pays Gratitude to front line workers

DWF is saying a collective 'Thank You' to front line workers for their dedication during the pandemic, by supporting the Gratitude campaign to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.

Published 17 September 2021

And finally… drunk dial

A woman who drove out to collect her drunk husband, who had crashed into a truck, herself crashed into his car – as she was also drunk.

Published 17 September 2021

Inner House rejects appeal against refusal of permission for North Lanarkshire energy-from-waste development

A bio-energy company whose appeal against the refusal of an application for planning permission for an energy-from-waste installation was refused by the Scottish Ministers has failed to appeal that decision in the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Published 16 September 2021

Dominic Raab replaces Robert Buckland as justice secretary

Dominic Raab has replaced Robert Buckland QC as justice secretary.

Published 16 September 2021

Funding for criminal justice in Holyrood spotlight

MSPs on Holyrood's Criminal Justice Committee are to examine all areas of the Scottish government’s criminal justice budget in the coming weeks, and consider whether the current funding patterns are sustainable, effective and achieving good outcomes.

Published 16 September 2021

England: Innocent children feeling pressure to admit guilt to avoid prosecution, report warns

Children who have not committed a crime are likely to be admitting guilt and accepting cautions just to avoid prosecution, a new report warns.

Published 16 September 2021