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Council’s £12m damages claim against engineers over botched social housing development dismissed

A Scottish local authority which sued engineering contractors over a failed social housing development that had to be demolished for health and safety reasons has had its £12 million damages claim dismissed.

Published 21 March 2019

16-year-old Aaron Campbell sentenced to detention without limit with punishment part of 27 years for rape and murder of child

At the High Court in Glasgow today, Lord Matthews sentenced 16-year-old Aaron Campbell to detention without limit of time, with a punishment part of 27 years, after he was found guilty of the abduction, rape and murder of Alesha MacPhail.

Published 21 March 2019

Judge-led review group to consider improving complainers' experience without compromising accused's rights

A judge-led review group is to consider what distinguishes sexual assault cases from other criminal cases and how court process and the experiences of complainers and witnesses can be improved – without compromising the rights of the accused.

Published 21 March 2019

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m income tax case against HMRC

The personal service company of broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier Tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions after a judge accepted that there was a contract for services between her and ITV – partly on the basis she appears on television not as herself but as a persona of herself.

Published 21 March 2019

Google fined €1.5 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has imposed a €1.49 billion fine on search giant Google for breaching EU antitrust rules.

Published 21 March 2019

Gillian Ralph among three new appointments at Shoosmiths

Shoosmiths has announced three new appointments to its real estate team in Edinburgh.

Published 21 March 2019

Morton Fraser secures panel appointment with Curtis Banks

Morton Fraser has been appointed to a new panel to provide legal services in Scotland for a self-invested personal pension, Your Future SIPP, administered by Curtis Banks.

Published 21 March 2019

Law Society welcomes review of mental health legislation

The independent review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 is a step in the right direction for compliance with modern human rights standards, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 21 March 2019

Lady Hale calls for new judicial retirement age of 74

The judicial retirement age should be raised to 74, the President of the Supreme Court has said.

Published 21 March 2019

Dons dram is toast

Aberdeen FC has failed in a legal battle with a sherry maker over the name of its whisky.

Published 21 March 2019

Senator who spearheaded Irish child smacking ban encourages Scotland to follow suit

A former senator who successfully introduced Ireland's ban on child smacking encouraged Scottish legislators to follow suit at a meeting at Holyrood this morning.

Published 21 March 2019

Business Property Relief – An Edinburgh Tax Network Seminar

The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with Terra Firma Chambers, will present a seminar entitled “BPR: The Pawson Problem - Wholly or Mainly Holding Investments?” on Thursday 28th March 2019 at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh.

Published 21 March 2019

Faculty seven aid Vis Moot students

Seven members of the Faculty of Advocates have helped students prepare for a major international mooting competition.

Published 21 March 2019

Vote Leave handed £40,000 fine for unsolicited text messages

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Published 21 March 2019

And finally... how the cookie crumbles

A woman has been charged with drug offences after allegedly handing out cannabis-infused cookies during a St Patrick's Day parade.

Published 21 March 2019