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EU scraps trademarks for Louis Vuitton's chequered design

The General Court of the European Union as cancelled two community trademarks registered by Louis Vuitton because the square pattern is not distinctive enough.

Published 29 April 2015

Libel case pay-out for McCann parents

The parents of missing child Madeleine McCann have been awarded €500,000 in damages after a Portuguese detective accused them of being complicit in their daughter's abduction.

Published 29 April 2015

Home Secretary wins appeal against Lord Ordinary’s decision on application for leave to remain

The Home Secretary has successfully challenged a Scottish judge’s decision that her refusal of a Pakistani national’s application for leave to remain in the UK was unlawful.

Published 29 April 2015

Man who threatened to find and kill sheriff given three year jail sentence

A man who threatened a sheriff in her presence that he would find and kill her has been sentenced to over three years in prison.

Published 28 April 2015

Man found guilty of having indecent images of children fails in appeal but has extended sentence quashed

A man found guilty of exchanging sexually explicit mobile phone messages with a 13-year-old girl and having in his possession thousands of indecent images of children on his computers has failed in an appeal against conviction but successfully challenged the sentence imposed.

Published 28 April 2015

Businessman to pay £240k over VAT fraud

A 42-year old businessman who ran a multi-million pound VAT fraud scheme has been ordered to pay £240,000 to prosecutors.

Published 28 April 2015

Church warns its ministers they may be sued for refusing to wed gay couples

Church of Scotland officials have warned ministers may be taken to court if they refuse to wed gay couples.

Published 28 April 2015

Scottish house prices up but sales down

House prices rose 13.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014-15, while the volume of sales dropped by 4.7 per cent compared to the same period last year according to official statistics published today by Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 28 April 2015

Survey finds nearly half of motorists who flout traffic law do so intentionally

Nearly half of motorists who ignore traffic laws have said they do so on purpose because they either do not believe in the laws or do not think they will be caught.

Published 28 April 2015

DLA Piper advises on Heart Of Midlothian FC partnership with Save The Children

DLA Piper has advised Heart of Midlothian football club on a significant partnership with Save the Children.

Published 28 April 2015

Demand for commercial properties up in first quarter of 2015

Demand for commercial property in the UK is growing close to its fastest pace since 1998 and, along with a surge in investment, reflects the widening economic recovery, according to the latest RICS Commercial Market Survey.

Published 28 April 2015

Retired army general faces Troubles death lawsuit

Proceedings have been issued against a retired army general who is being sued over the death of a Catholic man at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Published 28 April 2015

Court’s ‘inherent power’ does not extend to granting ‘ad hoc’ rights of audience, Inner House rules

Counsel from other jurisdictions must join the Scottish Bar if they wish to appear in Scotland’s supreme courts, judges have ruled, in refusing an application from an English barrister seeking rights of audience.

Published 27 April 2015

Justice committee says human trafficking bill should not ban purchase of sex

A Holyrood committee has said the buying of sex should not be criminalised under new human trafficking legislation being considered by the parliament.

Published 27 April 2015