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First-tier Tribunal for Scotland makes first unlawful eviction decision

The First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber has awarded £18,000 in damages to a tenant who was unlawfully evicted from his Glasgow flat in 2015, the first decision of its kind to come out of the FtT.

Published 15 January 2020

Court to consider fair hearing defence as woman sues stepfather’s estate over historical sex abuse allegations

A woman who claimed she was repeatedly raped by her late stepfather is suing the executor of his estate for damages in a landmark case.

Published 15 January 2020

Rapist who claimed amended charge caused him ‘prejudice’ loses appeal against conviction

A man found guilty of the repeated rape of his former partner and her granddaughter on the basis of the doctrine of “mutual corroboration” has had an appeal against his conviction refused.

Published 14 January 2020

Lords recommends removal of PM's power grab clause

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has recommended that a clause to introduce significant new ministerial powers on how courts may depart from CJEU interpretations of retained EU law should be removed from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

Published 14 January 2020

Continued growth after expansion for Thorntons

Thorntons has reported a 10.5 per cent growth in turnover for the year to 31 May 2019 to a record £29.8 million, with profits increasing by 22.2 per cent.

Published 14 January 2020

Redrafting of immigration rules 'would increase legal certainty and save £70m'

A complete redrafting of the UK's immigration rules would increase legal certainty and save almost £70 million over ten years, the Law Commission has said.

Published 14 January 2020

Addleshaw Goddard appoints Robert Phillips as legal director

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Robert Phillips as a legal director.

Published 14 January 2020

Scott Lindsay appointed to Law Society senior leadership team

Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as executive director of finance and operations.

Published 14 January 2020

Scottish government expands violence reduction service

Tayside patients affected by violent and chaotic lifestyles are being offered help and support when appearing at A&E following the expansion of a ground-breaking project to Ninewells Hospital.

Published 14 January 2020

Hungarian restrictions on foreign financing of civil organisations incompatible with EU law

The restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad are not compatible with EU law as they infringe the principle of free movement of capital and a number of fundamental rights, in the opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona.

Published 14 January 2020

Reader’s letter: Sir David Maxwell Fyfe led the persecution of gay men

As a regular reader of your newsletter I was deeply disappointed to see the feature on the proposed exhibition about Sir David Maxwell Fyfe make no mention of his record as Home Secretary.

Published 14 January 2020

And finally... thinking cap

A woman was arrested after allegedly telling police she worked for the CIA, while wearing a hat that said "FBI".

Published 14 January 2020

Man acquitted of rape who skipped court for Ibiza wins appeal against sentence

A man acquitted of rape following a trial who was jailed for three years after being found guilty of a separate charge of failing to appear for a preliminary hearing of his case – because he had gone to Ibiza – has had his sentence reduced on appeal.

Published 13 January 2020

Lord Reed becomes first Scottish President of the Supreme Court

Lord Reed has been installed as the new President of the Supreme Court.

Published 13 January 2020

Prime Minister's attempts to eviscerate domestic law of CJEU precedent condemned

Boris Johnson's attempt to give ministers control over which courts are no longer bound by European Court precedent will damage the legal system, Lord Pannick QC has warned.

Published 13 January 2020