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Archive for March, 2015

Glasgow Lorry Driver Avoids Criminal Charges
The driver of a bin lorry that crashed and killed 6 people in Glasgow has avoided criminal charges. The ruling was made by Scotland’s Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service which also advised that a fatal accident inquiry be performed to determine the facts and find the...
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Legal Challenges Predicted If Early Inmate Releases Ended
Scottish government proposals to stop automatically releasing prisoners two thirds of the way through their sentences could end up creating a wide range of legal issues, experts warn. The fear is that lengthier waiting lists for rehab courses could breach the European...
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Europol Warns of Dark Net Criminal Threat
The Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, warned law enforcers that they would have to struggle to keep up with the changing landscape of the criminal world. The largest instigator of change here is the Dark Net, a series of websites invisible to search engines like Google,...
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Legendary Scottish Criminal Lawyer Passes Away
Big Joe Beltrami, often considered the father of modern criminal law in Scotland, died in Glasgow on February 24, 2015. He was 82. Mr Beltrami led a well-regarded legal career, appearing in courts all over the country. This included acting in more than 350 murder cases. A...
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MPs Back Legislation To Tackle Sale Of Legal Highs
Independent experts have released a report recommending that local authorities impose tough new licensing laws in a bid to combat the increasing problems associated with so-called "legal highs". The expert group was established by the Scottish Government last year to look...
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