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Sheriff excoriates prosecutors over disability prejudice charge

A sheriff has criticised prosecutors after he threw out a case in which a care worker allegedly spiked the drink of a man with severe learning difficulties using mayonnaise The Courier reports.

Published 15 January 2015

Carol Fox wins interest rate battle in equal pay dispute for women workers

Following years of legal squabbling, thousands of women are closer to receiving a payout for equal pay.

Published 15 January 2015

Chef who claimed he was injured at work fails in damages claim

A chef who was injured when a wardrobe pole fell on him while he was staying in a lodge provided by his employers at a holiday park where he worked has had an action for damages refused.

Published 15 January 2015

New partner appointments bolster Shepherd and Wedderburn’s international reach

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced its hire of two international arbitration lawyers.

Published 14 January 2015

Sky wins pay out against Glasgow bar for illegal showing of Sky Sports

Judges in the Court of Session have ruled that a bar in Glasgow must pay over £73,000 in damages, fines and legal costs after its owner showed Sky Sports illegally.

Published 14 January 2015

Brandon Malone joins LCILP as expert in international arbitration and dispute resolution

Brandon Malone (pictured) has been appointed to the London Centre of International Law Practice Panel of Experts.

Published 14 January 2015

Prison monitoring reforms approved

A new system to improve the way in which prisons are monitored in Scotland will be introduced after the Scottish parliament today approved plans which will improve scrutiny of prisons right across the country.

Published 14 January 2015

Doctors call for ‘conscience clause’ to be included in assisted suicide bill

Scottish doctors have called for a “conscience clause” to be included in new assisted suicide laws which would let them opt out of the measure.

Published 14 January 2015

Ending automatic early release is ‘without merit’ academic tells MSPs

Ending the automatic early release of prisoners in Scotland has “no merit” and will leave high-risk offenders unsupervised it has been warned.

Published 14 January 2015

Anderson Strathern marks the New Year by announcing a growth in profits

Anderson Strathern has marked the start of 2015 by reporting a turnover of £21.5 million and a 12 per cent growth in profits in its 2013/2014 financial results.

Published 14 January 2015

Inner House issues ruling in dispute over land occupied by non-owner

The Inner House of the Court of Session has published a judgment in a case which raised the issue of the extent to which a pursuer requires to establish his own title to land in circumstances where a defender whom he is trying to remove does not have any title but avers that the land may be owned by a third party.

Published 14 January 2015

And finally... it’s art

A former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found himself in court after he robbed a Manhattan bank in the service of “art”.

Published 13 January 2015

Supreme Court to hear Scottish appeal of murderer held in solitary confinement

The Supreme Court is to hear an appeal next month from a Scottish prisoner who was jailed for the racially motivated murder of a schoolboy in 2006.

Published 13 January 2015

Law Society: two week window for committing assisted suicide remains unclear

People seeking to end their lives with assistance from another person will have two weeks in which to do so, but when this time limit starts remains unclear, the Law Society of Scotland has said.

Published 13 January 2015