An engineering services company has been fined for safety failings after a worker was injured when he fell from the trailer bed of a lorry at its premises in Aberdeen.
The Scottish Government has recently published its response to Sheriff Principal Taylor’s review on the expenses and funding of litigation, in which it sets out plans to introduce legislation that it says will create an accessible, affordable and equitable civil justice system for Scotland.
The Scottish Government’s Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill has recently been scrutinised by members of the Parliament’s Justice Committee, who have now published a report questioning some of the key provisions of the Bill.
A proposed Directive that will help individuals and companies claim damages if they are victims of infringements of EU antitrust rules, such as cartels and abuses of dominant market positions, has recently received the backing of the European Parliament.
The Court of Session has recently ruled against plans by the Gyle Shopping Centre in Edinburgh to build a Primark Store partly on an existing car park, because Marks & Spencer (M & S), one of the centre’s tenants, has a share in rights to the car park. It is merely the first stage in a legal battle over the proposals.
In a recent development that will be of interest to anyone contemplating taking a legal dispute to one of Scotland’s civil courts, the Scottish Government has published further details of new legislation that it says will bring about the biggest modernisation of Scotland’s courts in a generation.
There was a drop in the number of personal and corporate insolvencies in Scotland over the third quarter of 2013-14, according to new figures from Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB). The news follows the recent AiB announcement that there has also been a slight fall in the use of diligence across the country.
A high profile Irish property dispute hit the headlines this week, when the Irish Supreme Court ruled on land access rights and public rights of way relating to Lissadell House, a historically important country house in County Sligo.
A former husband and wife from America have been going through a series of bitter legal disputes associated with their divorce that have lasted for the past 17 years - seven years longer than the duration of their actual marriage, reports Cincinnati.com.