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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

MSPs to scrutinise assisted suicide bill today

Proposals to legalise assisted suicide will today be scrutinised by MSPs on the health and sport committee.

Published 13 January 2015

Counter-terrorism legislation could be challenged under ECHR says Law Society

The UK government’s proposed anti-terrorism measures could be successfully challenged under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Law Society of Scotland has warned.

Published 13 January 2015

Gamekeeper jailed for four months for killing of bird of prey in UK first

A gamekeeper has been jailed for four months after he set traps, took birds of prey and killed a goshawk.

Published 13 January 2015

Criminal Appeal Court ‘unable to criticise’ 20-year punishment part imposed for murder

A man who was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murder has failed in an appeal against sentence.

Published 13 January 2015

Husband accused of assaulting wife fails in appeal to recover psychiatric report

A man accused of assaulting his wife has failed in an appeal to recover a psychiatric report which he claimed would assist his defence by bringing her credibility and reliability into question.

Published 13 January 2015

And finally... splashing drivers caught

Pedestrians soaked by passing cars have complained to police new figures reveal.

Published 12 January 2015

Initial Home Office attempt to deport American musician fails

An American musician has won the right to remain in the country after an immigration judge rebuffed a Home Office attempt to deport him.

Published 12 January 2015

Blog: Inner House clarifies doubt over continuing powers of attorney

Stephen Wright (pictured) discusses the recent clarification by the Inner House, in a Special Case, of uncertainty surrounding the validity of a very large number of continuing powers of attorney.

Published 12 January 2015

Gillespie Macandrew appoints two associates

Gillespie Macandrew has announced the appointment of two new associates.

Published 12 January 2015

Scottish police caught running red lights and speeding nine times per month

Scottish police are being caught running red lights or speeding nearly nine times per month reports the Daily Record.

Published 12 January 2015

Kennedys opens in Scotland

International law firm Kennedys has opened in Scotland with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, giving it a presence in all jurisdictions in the UK and Ireland.

Published 12 January 2015

Scottish government urged to implement Angiolini report instead of building new prison

Plans for a new women’s prison have been challenged by a prison reform charity.

Published 12 January 2015