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Sentencing Guidelines in Scotland

United Kingdom - November 28 2018 On 26 November 2018, Scotland’s first Sentencing Guidelines came into force. This followed a consultation of the Scottish Sentencing Council. Whilst...

Emma Dyson.

The Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 - Reporting Requirement

United Kingdom - June 25 2018 Last week the Scottish Government reported on the Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAIs) concluded in the financial year 2017 - 2018. The requirement to...

Lynn Livesey.

Custodial sentences for health and safety breaches

United Kingdom - June 18 2018 A company director has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment following the deaths of an employee and a customer at his fireworks shop in Stafford...

Alison McAteer.

The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018

United Kingdom - June 11 2018 The Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill received Royal Assent on 5 June, formally passing into statute. When a Bill...

Kate Donachie.

Useful guidance from ASPIC in relation to sanction for counsel

United Kingdom - May 14 2018 William Cullen v Scan Building Services Ltd (2018) SC EDIN 15 is a decision of Sheriff McGowan in the All Scotland Personal Injury Court (ASPIC) - it...

Kate Donachie.