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Legal challenge to benefit cap’s impact on disabled people and carers

The High Court in London has ordered that a judicial review of the benefit cap and its impact upon disabled people and their carers should proceed to a full hearing, and that this hearing must take place urgently.

Published 1 June 2015

Anderson Strathern partner elected ARDL chair

Anderson Strathern partner Catriona Watt has been elected chair of the 1,000 strong UK Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).

Published 1 June 2015

Drink-driving offences plummet in first quarter following introduction of stricter limit

Drink-driving offences in Scotland have plummeted after a change in the law last year which means drivers can be over the limit after only one pint of beer or glass of wine.

Published 1 June 2015

English Bridge Union granted judicial review of refusal to recognise card game as a ‘sport’

, aim at expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, forming social relationships or obtaining results in competition at all levels”.

Published 1 June 2015

Sheriff overseeing Glasgow bin lorry FAI recuses himself after realising link to victim

The sheriff overseeing the fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy has recused himself after realising he was acquainted with one of the victims and known to their family.

Published 1 June 2015

Fiscals to receive iPads for court work after successful pilot

Prosecutors in the sheriff and justice of the peace courts are to be given iPads after a £310,000 pilot scheme.

Published 1 June 2015

Pinsent Masons sign up new oil and gas litigator

Pinsent Masons has appointed litigator Bruce Craig to join its 30-strong oil and gas team in Aberdeen.

Published 1 June 2015

Finance Committee invites views on Scottish rate of income tax

What rate should the new Scottish Rate of Income Tax be set at and why?

Published 1 June 2015

Regulations laid before Scottish Parliament ahead of Scottish Sentencing Council's inception

In preparation for the establishment of the Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) later this year two Scottish statutory instruments have now been laid before the Scottish Parliament and will come into force on 27 June 2015.

Published 1 June 2015

Family of Paul McBride QC donate over £80,000 to hospital charity

The family of Paul McBride QC, who died in 2012, have donated over £80,000 to the children's ward of a hospital.

Published 1 June 2015

Richard Keen QC appointed Advocate General for Scotland

The UK government has announced that Richard Keen QC has been appointed as the Advocate General for Scotland.

Published 29 May 2015

Charity’s legal challenge against council’s decision to approve fish farm refused

A charity that aims to preserve and protect a Highland sea loch has had a legal challenge against a local authority’s decision to grant approval for a new fish farm dismissed.

Published 29 May 2015

Scottish Civil Justice Council publishes second Annual Report and Programme

Today the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) published its Annual Report for 2014/15 and Annual Programme for 2015/16.

Published 29 May 2015

UK government to crackdown on legal highs with blanket ban

The UK government has announced a new blanket ban on legal highs that will carry prison terms of up to seven years.

Published 29 May 2015