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ICO publishes Code of Practice to protect children’s privacy online

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published its final Age Appropriate Design Code – a set of 15 standards that online services should meet to protect children’s privacy.

Published 22 January 2020

Scottish Council of Law Reporting unveils revamped website

The Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR) has overhauled and relaunched its website at www.scottishlawreports.org.uk to give it a more modern, friendly and mobile device compatible look.

Published 22 January 2020

Guitar maker fined £4.5m for illegally preventing price discounts

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Fender Europe £4.5 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its guitars.

Published 22 January 2020

Jamie Meechan: Take note – new EHRC guidelines on sexual harassment in workplace

Jamie Meechan comments on new guidance on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Published 22 January 2020

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19m seized from criminals

Projects for disadvantaged young people will share £19 million seized from criminals as part of the CashBack for Communities scheme, the Scottish government has announced.

Published 22 January 2020

And finally... sob story

Witnesses and complainants have been told to bring their own water and tissues to court after a cash-strapped courthouse scrapped its provisions.

Published 22 January 2020

First Scottish sponsors Paralegal Association

First Scottish Searching Services have again been confirmed as the main sponsors of the Scottish Paralegal Association (SPA), over the coming year they will take an active role in various CPD events across the country including the annual conferences in Glasgow on 23rd April at the Grand Central Hotel, and in Dundee on 5th November at the Apex Hotel.

Published 22 January 2020

Man facing trial for sexual offences fails in appeal to lead evidence of ‘false allegations’

A man accused of sexual offences against his partner and son who was seeking to introduce evidence that the mother of their children had induced her sons to make false allegations against him and others has had his application rejected.

Published 21 January 2020

Property factor Apex becomes first to be removed from register

Apex Property Factor has been removed from the official register of property factors for failing to meet minimum standards of practice.

Published 21 January 2020

CMS survey highlights ‘significant’ Brexit concerns within key Scottish sectors

A survey of more than 100 executives from four of Scotland’s industry sectors has revealed concerns about the impact of Brexit in the year ahead.

Published 21 January 2020

England: Court of Appeal rules Gypsies and Travellers have 'enshrined freedom' to move from place to place

The Court of Appeal today ruled that Gypsies and Travellers have an “enshrined freedom” to move from one place to another and that an injunction to prevent camping on public land would breach the rights of the communities it targeted.

Published 21 January 2020

Trio promoted at Miller Hendry

Tayside-based Miller Hendry has started the New Year with the promotion of three key staff members.

Published 21 January 2020

Dr Alistair Fraser named new director of Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Dr Alistair Fraser has taken over as the new director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.

Published 21 January 2020

'Highly respected' Lord Reed profiled by Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 has profiled Lord Reed, the new President of the Supreme Court.

Published 21 January 2020

Value of major fraud cases in Scotland more than triples in 2019

The value of major fraud cases going through the Scottish courts increased by £11 million, according to the latest data from KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which analyses alleged fraud worth more than £100,000.

Published 21 January 2020