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Aristocrat wins appeal over allegedly defamatory newspaper article

A millionaire businessman who claimed that a newspaper article defamed him has successfully challenged a judge’s decision that the story was incapable of bearing the defamatory innuendo alleged.

Published 14 July 2015

HMRC's treatment of disabled man described by tribunal judge as 'outrageous'

The tax authorities have been slammed by a judge who called their treatment of a dyslexic man “outrageous”.

Published 14 July 2015

Privacy report condones British intelligence data collection but calls for citizens' privacy to be respected

A new report on privacy says British intelligence services should retain the power to collect data on the private communications of UK citizens en masse but that existing laws should be revised to respect individuals' privacy.

Published 14 July 2015

Faryma Bahrami joins Terra Firma Chambers

Terra Firma Chambers is delighted to announce that Faryma Bahrami has joined the stable having called to the bar on Friday.

Published 13 July 2015

Morton Fraser employment specialist admitted as solicitor advocate

Morton Fraser has announced that Andrew Gibson, a solicitor within the employment team, has been admitted as a solicitor advocate, bringing the total number at Morton Fraser to three.

Published 13 July 2015

Law to curb charities’ aggressive tactics announced by Prime Minister

A new law aimed at stopping charities’ “unacceptable behaviour” in taking advantage of people’s generosity has been announced by the Prime Minister.

Published 13 July 2015

Harper Macleod signs up to Scottish Business Pledge and unveils new website and brand investment

Harper Macleod LLP has signed up to the "Scottish Business Pledge", the Scottish government’s voluntary code for businesses, as it unveils the results of a major investment in its brand.

Published 13 July 2015

England: former DPP to call for ‘public interest’ defence for journalists

Journalists accused of bribing officials or hacking phones should benefit from a “public interest” defence in law according to a former director of public prosecutions.

Published 13 July 2015

Pensioner who crashed into motorcyclists fails in ‘automatism’ appeal

A pensioner who was banned from driving for 10 years after he seriously injured two motorcyclists in a road traffic accident while driving himself to a hospital has failed in an appeal against his conviction.

Published 13 July 2015

HMICS to undertake review into police call handling following death of pair in M9 crash

An urgent review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) is to be undertaken into police call handling after officers failed to investigate a report of a crash until three days after it occurred.

Published 13 July 2015

Mentally ill prisoners in Scotland should be treated not jailed argues report

Prisoners in Scotland with mental health problems should not be jailed but should be given treatment according to a new report by a think tank.

Published 13 July 2015

Man who won appeal against police after lawyers failed to appear has case remitted

A clay pigeon shot whose firearms certificates were taken from him by the police because of an internet post and who won his case at first instance because lawyers for the police failed to appear has had it remitted by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 10 July 2015

Home Office makes U-turn on deporting Scot who emigrated from US 30 years ago

Officials at the Home Office have accepted that a woman who has a Scottish mother; has lived in Scotland for nearly 30 years and who is married to a Scot is British.

Published 10 July 2015

Arnot Manderson welcomes Stephen Donnelly

Arnot Manderson Advocates has welcomed Stephen Donnelly to the stable following his admission to the Faculty of Advocates today.

Published 10 July 2015

Brian Crook joins Westwater Advocates

Westwater Advocates is delighted to welcome Brian Crook who called to the bar today.

Published 10 July 2015