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Seventeen members of Faculty appointed to EHRC panel of counsel

Seventeen members of the Faculty of Advocates have been appointed to a new panel of counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Published 5 March 2015

Home Office rejects sexual persecution asylum claim on basis a woman with children cannot be gay

The Home Office has been accused of holding “highly offensive” and “outdated” views of sexuality after it rejected the asylum claim of a Nigerian lesbian, who claims to be avoiding sexual persecution, on the basis she cannot be gay as she has children and was previously in heterosexual relationships.

Published 5 March 2015

Juror who researched witness on social media avoids prison with £500 fine

A juror who trawled Facebook for information about a witness despite being told not to has avoided going to jail for contempt of court.

Published 5 March 2015

William Beggs fails in appeal against decision of Scottish Information Commissioner

The man found guilty of the “limbs in the loch” murder has had an appeal against a decision of the Scottish Information Commissioner concerning a freedom of information request he made to the Scottish Prison Service refused.

Published 5 March 2015

Strathclyde team wins client consultation competition hosted by Aberdeen University

The School of Law at the University of Aberdeen hosted this year’s Scottish Client Consultation Competition Final on 11 February.

Published 3 March 2015

England: think tank says ‘epidemic’ of burglary and shoplifting being ignored by criminal justice system

A think tank has said today the “epidemic” of burglary and shoplifting affecting the UK is being ignored by the criminal justice system.

Published 3 March 2015

Cloch Solicitors welcomes student for work experience

Cloch Solicitors has welcomed an LLB student to the firm for work experience this week.

Published 3 March 2015

Money seized from rate-fiddling banks to be given to fire service trust

Money seized from bankers is set to benefit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust by £200,000.

Published 3 March 2015

Local council to ask for historic building transferred in error to be returned

A local council that gave away an historic public building in error is to ask for it back.

Published 3 March 2015

Mourners remember Joe Beltrami at requiem mass

Hundreds paid tribute to criminal defence lawyer Joe Beltrami (pictured) at his funeral in Glasgow yesterday.

Published 3 March 2015

Sheriff Principal allows expenses appeal over sheriff’s ‘erroneous’ approach to pre-action protocol

A man who settled his personal injury damages action has successfully appealed against a sheriff’s finding that no expenses were due to or by either party.

Published 3 March 2015

Solicitor general announces review of agricultural crime prosecution policy

The solicitor general, Lesley Thomson QC(pictured) has today announced a full review of the way agricultural crimes are prosecuted in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015