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Innovative use of technology at court during COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, it is vital to ensure we continue to do our best for our clients, whatever the challenge.

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Presumption against short prison sentences extended to 12 months

Short prison sentences of 12 months or less have been branded ‘ineffective’ and are expected to reduce now that MSPs have voted for a presumption against their use.

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Declaring criminal convictions on job applications may soon become history, according to study

There has been a call to ban the declaration of unspent criminal convictions on job applications following a study carried out by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR). The recent study concluded that potential job applicants appear to be avoiding applying for work on the basis that currently they are required to check a box disclosing their unspent convictions.

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Woman sues ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse and alleged rape

In a landmark case, a woman who claims she was raped by her ex-boyfriend and a domestic abuse victim is suing her former partner for personal injury damages.

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More than half of those convicted of sexual assault did not go to jail, new statistics find

Convictions for violent and sexual offences are on the rise despite an overall fall in the number of cases coming before the Scottish courts. Official statistics released on Tuesday – named Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2017-18 – found the number of convictions for crimes of violence increased five per cent in 2017-18, including rises in attempted murder, serious assault and a 17 per cent jump in homicides.

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