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Celtic fans found guilty of ‘offensive behaviour at football’ granted leave to bring human rights appeal

Two Celtic supporters who were convicted of “offensive behaviour at football” after singing a pro-IRA and INLA song have been granted leave to appeal over whether their human rights had been breached.

Published 5 March 2015

Correction

The story entitled “Local council to ask for historic building transferred in error to be returned” in yesterday’s SLN contained an inaccuracy.

Published 5 March 2015

England: woman carrying baby as surrogate mother for her son described as ‘entirely lawful’ by judge

An arrangement where a woman carried her son’s baby as a surrogate mother has been described as “entirely lawful” by a judge.

Published 5 March 2015

Edinburgh based Russian artist Maria Rud wins two year Swiss legal battle

Maria Rud, a Russian artist based in Edinburgh, along with sculptor and partner Ewan Allinson, have won a legal case against the Swiss gallery, Galerie Zabbeni.

Published 5 March 2015

Seventeen members of Faculty appointed to EHRC panel of counsel

Seventeen members of the Faculty of Advocates have been appointed to a new panel of counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Published 5 March 2015

Home Office rejects sexual persecution asylum claim on basis a woman with children cannot be gay

The Home Office has been accused of holding “highly offensive” and “outdated” views of sexuality after it rejected the asylum claim of a Nigerian lesbian, who claims to be avoiding sexual persecution, on the basis she cannot be gay as she has children and was previously in heterosexual relationships.

Published 5 March 2015

Juror who researched witness on social media avoids prison with £500 fine

A juror who trawled Facebook for information about a witness despite being told not to has avoided going to jail for contempt of court.

Published 5 March 2015

William Beggs fails in appeal against decision of Scottish Information Commissioner

The man found guilty of the “limbs in the loch” murder has had an appeal against a decision of the Scottish Information Commissioner concerning a freedom of information request he made to the Scottish Prison Service refused.

Published 5 March 2015

Strathclyde team wins client consultation competition hosted by Aberdeen University

The School of Law at the University of Aberdeen hosted this year’s Scottish Client Consultation Competition Final on 11 February.

Published 3 March 2015

England: think tank says ‘epidemic’ of burglary and shoplifting being ignored by criminal justice system

A think tank has said today the “epidemic” of burglary and shoplifting affecting the UK is being ignored by the criminal justice system.

Published 3 March 2015

Cloch Solicitors welcomes student for work experience

Cloch Solicitors has welcomed an LLB student to the firm for work experience this week.

Published 3 March 2015

Money seized from rate-fiddling banks to be given to fire service trust

Money seized from bankers is set to benefit the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Family Support Trust by £200,000.

Published 3 March 2015