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Australia: Voluntary euthanasia for the seriously ill becomes legal in Victoria

Voluntary euthanasia has become legal in the Australian state of Victoria, Reuters reports.

Published 20 June 2019

Simon Community Scotland boosted by Irwin Mitchell donation

Homelessness charity Simon Community Scotland (SCS) has received a boost after the Glasgow office of Irwin Mitchell raised £6,555 to support its work.

Published 20 June 2019

And finally... honour thy father

A police department has apologised after encouraging people to turn in the father of their kids if they have outstanding warrants – on Father's Day.

Published 20 June 2019

Crown wins rape case appeal against ‘no case to answer’ ruling on complainer’s ‘consent’ 

The Crown has successfully appealed against a trial judge’s decision to sustain a “no case to answer” submission by a man accused of the abduction, assault and rape of his partner, who had given evidence that she “consented” to sex “but just to calm him down”. The trial judge had held that the complainer’s testimony did not amount to rape because she

Published 19 June 2019

Turcan Connell's first ever trainee Alexander Garden becomes chairman

Turcan Connell has announced the appointment of its current head of tax and succession, Alexander Garden, as its new chairman. He joined the firm as its first trainee only weeks after it opened its doors in 1997.

Published 19 June 2019

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie expands in Inverness

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has expanded to new premises in Inverness and taken on seven new recruits.

Published 19 June 2019

Australian firm in St Andrews gown row asks for case to be heard in England

An Australian firm taken to court by St Andrews University over gowns it offers at a discount is trying to have the case heard south of the border, The Times reports.

Published 19 June 2019

Employment Tribunal hears Colin McEachran QC's pension claim against Scottish government

A retired advocate is suing the Scottish government over claims that ministers discriminated against him because he worked part-time, The Herald reports.

Published 19 June 2019

Leading experts to discuss threats to press freedom at Edinburgh summit

Press freedom around the world is under increasing threats. Journalists are being killed, imprisoned, demonised and censored at alarming rates. In 2018, according to Reporters Without Borders, 66 journalists had been killed worldwide, while in 2019, 174 journalists, 150 citizen journalists and 17 media assistants have been imprisoned during the course of their duties.

Published 19 June 2019

Ireland: Teenagers who killed girl become youngest convicted murderers

Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest convicted murderers in the history of the Republic of Ireland after being found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel.

Published 19 June 2019

Protestors prepare for Hong Kong's 'last battle'

Protestors in Hong Kong are preparing for fresh rallies on Friday as they demand city authorities satisfy their demands on the revocation of the Extradition Bill, The Guardian reports.

Published 19 June 2019

Channel Islands move towards wealth transparency

Offshore private registers detailing who owns which companies in the Channel Islands are to be made public.

Published 19 June 2019

England: Victims of discrimination denied right to justice under legal aid system

Victims of discrimination in England and Wales are being denied their fundamental right to justice and perpetrators are going unchallenged because of failures in the legal aid system, the human rights watchdog has warned.

Published 19 June 2019

Removal of screen to enable dock identification of domestic abuser ‘should not have occurred’

Appeal judges have criticised a sheriff’s decision to allow the removal of a screen behind which a domestic abuse victim had given evidence against her former partner in order for a dock identification to take place.

Published 18 June 2019