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New award to honour memory of Aberdeen law student Emily Drouet

A new award will honour the memory of a University of Aberdeen law student who killed herself after she was assaulted by her boyfriend.

Published 19 January 2021

Paper argues for greater court access for devolved nations to settle disputes with Westminster

A new academic paper arguing that the devolved nations should have greater access to the courts in order to settle conflicts between the different orders of government, has been published.

Published 19 January 2021

Former police officers campaign for decriminalisation of drugs

A number of former police officers are campaigning for the legalisation of drugs in order to stem Scotland's high number of drug deaths, The Times reports.

Published 19 January 2021

Covid-19: Concerns for prison population raised

Concerns for the prison population have been raised by the Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Published 19 January 2021

And finally… hole lot of trouble

An alleged doughnut thief has been arrested for impersonating a police officer.

Published 19 January 2021

High Court rejects final posthumous appeal against Lockerbie bomber’s conviction

The High Court of Justiciary has rejected a final posthumous appeal against conviction on behalf of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi.

Published 18 January 2021

Law Society welcomes Scottish government’s revised legal aid package

The Scottish government's revised legal aid package has been welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 18 January 2021

Supreme Court orders insurers to pay out for coronavirus-related business interruption losses

Thousands of UK businesses will receive payouts for coronavirus-related business interruption losses after the UK Supreme Court sided with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in a landmark test case.

Published 18 January 2021

Robin MacCormick

The Scotsman has published a full obituary of Robin MacCormick, who has passed away at the age of 80.

Published 18 January 2021

Kenny Scott joins MacRoberts in Edinburgh

MacRoberts has bolstered its employment team in Edinburgh with the appointment of senior associate Kenny Scott, who joins from Shoosmiths.

Published 18 January 2021

Ministry of Defence under fire over 18 per cent rise in data breaches

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has seen an 18 per cent rise in incidents of personal data loss, according to official figures.

Published 18 January 2021

TLT appointed to UK government’s trade law panel

TLT, along with its consortium partners, has been appointed to the UK government’s newly established trade law panel.

Published 18 January 2021

Fife hotelier jailed for two years after £380,000 VAT fraud

A woman who ran two Fife hotels has been jailed after defrauding them of £380,000.

Published 18 January 2021

Afghanistan: Two Supreme Court judges shot dead

Two judges of the Supreme Court of Afghanistan have been shot dead by unknown assailants in Kabul.

Published 18 January 2021

Question mark hangs over Saudi Arabia’s decline in executions

Saudi Arabia executed 25 people in 2020, according to monitoring carried out by ESOHR and Reprieve.

Published 18 January 2021