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Inner House upholds decision to award woman sexually abused by uncle £70,000 damages following ‘time-barred’ action

A woman who was sexually abused from the age of seven by her uncle will be awarded damages of £70,000 after judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session dismissed an appeal by the abuser.

Published 8 April 2015

Crown Office: no prosecutions over Edinburgh Legionnaire's outbreak

No organisation or individual will be prosecuted for the deaths of four people in Edinburgh during the Legionnaire's Disease outbreak in 2012 because the source of the bacteria could not be identified, the Crown Office has stated.

Published 8 April 2015

UK: Passport exit checks reintroduced after 17 years

Anyone leaving the UK will have their passport checked and details sent to the Home Office under new rules now entering force.

Published 8 April 2015

Scottish police force to link up with Polish officers

Scottish and Polish police officers have started discussions in the Polish capital on how the two national police forces can collaborate in the future.

Published 8 April 2015

Tobacco display ban enters force in small shops

Scottish Government legislation banning the display of tobacco products in stores has come into force for small stores.

Published 8 April 2015

Court of Session: Dave King can head Rangers

South Africa-based businessman Dave King can become a director of Rangers International Football Club PLC, following a decision by the Court of Session.

Published 8 April 2015

Law Society unveils national memorial for WWI lawyers

Scottish lawyers who served and died in the First World War are celebrated in a new national memorial unveiled by the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 8 April 2015

Home Office under fire for refusing to recognise Scottish-based English language qualifications

The Home Office is facing criticism for its refusal to recognise Scottish-based English language tests for people seeking British citizenship.

Published 7 April 2015

Implementing ECHR should be main focus for European human rights institutions

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), which the Scottish Human Rights Commission chairs, has spoken of the need to focus on greater implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 7 April 2015

Homeless family wins Supreme Court appeal to stay in London

A single mother-of-five has successfully challenged a council’s decision that it had discharged its duty to house her homeless family by offering accommodation in another local authority area more than 50 miles away.

Published 7 April 2015

Morton Fraser wins medical negligence case after six year battle

In a Court of Session judgement issued on Thursday,Morton Fraser was successful in securing substantial damages for its client injured when her artery was punctured during a routine procedure at Falkirk & District Royal Infirmary in 2009.

Published 7 April 2015

Thousands of alleged offences reported too late for prosecution

Thousands of alleged criminal offences have not been acted on because police have been too late in handing their reports to prosecutors.

Published 7 April 2015

Lord advocate rebuts claims of 'shameful lack of clarity' on assisted suicide law

The lord advocate has rebutted academics' claims of a “shameful lack of clarity” over the law on assisted suicide.

Published 7 April 2015