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Plans for female prison in Inverclyde scrapped

The justice secretary Michael Matheson (pictured) has announced that current plans for a female prison in Inverclyde will not go ahead.

Published 26 January 2015

Pop star Rihanna wins ‘passing off’ dispute with Topshop over t-shirt ‘image rights’

High street fashion store Topshop has failed in appeal against a judge’s decision that its use of an image of Rihanna on a t-shirt without the world famous pop star’s authorisation amounted to “passing off”.

Published 26 January 2015

Elderly woman awarded damages after being injured in fall on bus

An elderly woman who was injured after falling on a bus when the driver pulled away before she was seated has been awarded £10,000 damages.

Published 26 January 2015

Strike action to affect sheriff courts and prisons today

The nation’s busiest courts are preparing for strike action today as workers claim they are under excessive strain in the wake of court reforms.

Published 26 January 2015

Correction

On Monday 22 December 2014 in an article headlined “Figures show court closures have slowed justice system”, we reported that Forfar Sheriff Gregor Murray had said court staff were having to “fight” their way through a “chock-a-block” diary after the transfer of business to Forfar following the closure of Arbroath Sheriff Court.

Published 23 January 2015

MI5 agents to wear wigs and makeup in US terror trial

British intelligence agents will be able to testify in court so long as they wear wigs and makeup to hide their identities at the impending trial of an alleged al-Qaeda agent a judge has ruled.

Published 23 January 2015

Scottish government welcomes rejection of judicial review application for controversial named person policy

Commenting on the Court of Session’s ruling in the "named person" judicial review, which rejected the petition on all counts, children’s minister Fiona McLeod (pictured), said: “This decision is good news for families in Scotland.

Published 23 January 2015

Stronachs appoints new partnerMark Brady

Published 23 January 2015

Fergus Thomson joins Terra Firma Chambers

Published 23 January 2015

Scottish government said no decision made on controversial prison plans

The Scottish government has said a decision has not yet been made on the planned women’s prison in Greenock.

Published 23 January 2015

High Court judge to determine whether Lockerbie appeal may be made

A High Court judge is to be asked whether the families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing can launch an appeal to get the conviction of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi overturned.

Published 23 January 2015

Faculty warns MSPs ending automatic early release will affect certain cases

Ending the automatic early release of prisoners will affect cases where a judge is considering a non-mandatory life sentence, the Faculty of Advocates has told MSPs.

Published 23 January 2015