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Lord advocate instructs police to request unredacted version of torture report

Scottish police are to request an uncensored version of a report on CIA torture from US authorities as part of their investigation into the use of Scottish airports for the CIA'a extraordinary rendition programme The Press and Journal reports.

Published 19 January 2015

Pub which lost licence after drug use incidents fails in appeal against revocation

The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use and public disorder have lost an appeal against the decision.

Published 19 January 2015

England: judge says schoolgirl ‘groomed’ teacher in sex case

The attorney general, Jeremy Right QC, is to determine whether a suspended sentence given to a religious studies teacher who had sex with a pupil should be reviewed.

Published 15 January 2015

Harper Macleod accredited as a ‘living wage’ employer

Harper Macleod has become one of Scotland’s 100 “living wage employers”, and the first full-service law firm in the country to be accredited.

Published 15 January 2015

Blog: Fraudulent misrepresentation in adjudicator nomination

Shona Frame (pictured) discusses the recent English case of Eurocom Ltd v Siemens and fraudulent misrepresentation in the appointment of of an adjudicator by a nominating body.

Published 15 January 2015

Morisons appoints new associateClaire Reid

Published 15 January 2015

Views of those affected by trafficking and slavery invited by justice committee

The views of people directly affected by trafficking and slavery are invited by the Scottish parliament’s justice committee as part of its call for evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill published today.

Published 15 January 2015

SCCRC to review conviction of man who murdered co-worker

A convicted murderer who is serving an 18 year prison sentence for the killing of a former lover will have his conviction reviewed, the Herald reports.

Published 15 January 2015

Sheriff excoriates prosecutors over disability prejudice charge

A sheriff has criticised prosecutors after he threw out a case in which a care worker allegedly spiked the drink of a man with severe learning difficulties using mayonnaise The Courier reports.

Published 15 January 2015

Carol Fox wins interest rate battle in equal pay dispute for women workers

Following years of legal squabbling, thousands of women are closer to receiving a payout for equal pay.

Published 15 January 2015

Chef who claimed he was injured at work fails in damages claim

A chef who was injured when a wardrobe pole fell on him while he was staying in a lodge provided by his employers at a holiday park where he worked has had an action for damages refused.

Published 15 January 2015

New partner appointments bolster Shepherd and Wedderburn’s international reach

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced its hire of two international arbitration lawyers.

Published 14 January 2015

Sky wins pay out against Glasgow bar for illegal showing of Sky Sports

Judges in the Court of Session have ruled that a bar in Glasgow must pay over £73,000 in damages, fines and legal costs after its owner showed Sky Sports illegally.

Published 14 January 2015