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Police federation stresses value of 'public co-operation'

The Scottish Police Federation (SPF) has defended the use of non-statutory stop and search by Police Scotland, despite criticism from politicians and the UN.

Published 27 July 2015

Football law campaign group demands Holyrood retraction

Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC) has demanded that a Scottish government minister withdraw inaccurate remarks he made about the campaign organisation's position during a Holyrood debate.

Published 27 July 2015

Scots Law 2015 advanced offer ends this week

Over 1000 lawyers and other members of the legal community have attended the Scots Law 2015 Convention Series.  The next event in the Series will take place at the Glasgow Hilton on 26th & 27th October.

Published 27 July 2015

FSB: Lobbying laws risk narrowing public debate

Plans to create a “lobbyist register” risk discouraging business from taking part in public policy debate, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

Published 24 July 2015

Big six energy firms fail to improve complaint handling

The worst performing energy firms have failed to improve on poor complaint handling, according to energy complaints data from the Citizens Advice Service.

Published 24 July 2015

Blog: the myriad claims arising from two buses colliding

David Armstrong discusses the claims arising from accidents involving buses and how technology might be used to avoid such tragedies in the future.

Published 24 July 2015

Charity Commission faces review over CAGE funding pull

The Charity Commission will face a judicial review of its decision to pressure charities to dissociate themselves from an advocacy group because the group said UK intelligence agencies contributed to radicalisation of Muslims.

Published 24 July 2015

Motorist takes parking company fine to Supreme Court

A driver who questioned a parking charge is taking his challenge to the UK Supreme Court after crowdfunding the fees to file his papers in court.

Published 24 July 2015

Average Scottish house price could exceed £250k by 2020

The average house price in Scotland could exceed a quarter of a million pounds by the end of the decade, economists have predicted.

Published 24 July 2015

First Minister demands urgent assurances from David Cameron over GCHQ spying on MSPs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to seek assurances following reports that GCHQ has reversed a long-standing policy of not intercepting the communications of MSPs.

Published 24 July 2015

UN criticises stop and search and UK child smacking and responsibility laws

The United Nations has issued a report criticising corporal punishment law and the age of criminal responsibility in the UK, as well as the "disproportionate" use of stop and search by Police Scotland.

Published 24 July 2015

Solicitor successfully sues former firm for share of ‘net profits’ following dispute over partnership agreement

A solicitor has successfully sued his former firm for his share of “net profits” after a sheriff principal refused an appeal by his ex-partners following a dispute over the terms of the partnership agreement.

Published 23 July 2015

Supreme Court justice makes 'blistering attack' on police power to stop and question under Terrorism Act

A justice of the UK Supreme Court has raised concerns about UK anti-terror laws that give police the power to stop and question people leaving or entering the country.

Published 23 July 2015

Student found in possession of cocaine given absolute discharge by sheriff

A student who was caught with cocaine in a nightclub in Aberdeen has not been punished after a sheriff said a conviction would “blight” his career prospects.

Published 23 July 2015

Boy caught with Ecstasy let off the hook after writing essay for sheriff

A boy who was caught with Ecstasy at a festival has avoided getting a criminal record after he wrote a 500-word essay on drugs for a sheriff.

Published 23 July 2015