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Beltrami & Co win Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Scotland - 2019

We are delighted to announce that after careful consideration, we have been awarded 'Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Scotland – 2019'.

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MEDIA COVERAGE - CHRISTOPHER DANIEL

Our client has been the subject of media coverage this week. This is the statement of Beltrami & Co about the case for anyone seeking comment:

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Beltrami & Co win Best Criminal Defence & Road Traffic Solicitors at Legal Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 'Best Criminal Defence & Road Traffic Solicitors' in the Legal Awards 2019.

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Playboi Carti Considering Appeal in Assault Case

Beltrami & Co Ltd are advising their client Jordan Carton who is seeking an Appeal after being found guilty of assault after trial.

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Study recommends ban on declaring criminal convictions on job applications

A study conducted by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that having to declare criminal convictions on job applications often deters candidates from applying, and is not the most effective way of predicting the risk of reoffending.

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Beltrami & Co announced as finalists in Scottish Legal Awards 2019

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We are delighted to announce that Beltrami & Co have been shortlisted as a finalist in The Scottish Legal Awards 2019 in the 'Criminal Defence Firm of the Year' category, alongside some of Scotland’s other most established law firms.

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£8.5 million investment into services for victims of rape and sexual assault

The Scottish Government has announced £8.5 million in funding over three years to improve services for sexual crime victims, such as forensic medical examinations.

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Gary McAteer wins 'Criminal Solicitor of the Year UK' at Legal Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Gary McAteer has been awarded 'Criminal Solicitor of the Year UK' in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018.

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Long Service: You might get redundancy but not get to the tribunal

SHE had given 20 years of service to 10 different local authorities and also to the care inspectorate. She had left her previous job on the Friday and started this one on the Monday.

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Beltrami & Co win 'Solicitor of the Year' award at Legal Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded 'Solicitor of the Year UK' in the category of Social Welfare Health Benefits in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2018.

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Homicide in Scotland at an all-time low

The Scottish Government released a statistical bulletin on the homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2017-18. The bulletin accounts for the number of cases involving homicide but not the number of victims in each case.

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Convicted Sex Offender Wins Sentencing Appeal

A man who pled guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has won an appeal against having an extended sentence imposed by the sheriff. The Appeal Court of the High Court of Judiciary decided that the reasons given for an extension period for the man's sentence were inappropriate, and quashed the decision.

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Fewer robberies happen in public spaces, a new study finds

A new report carried out by the Scottish Government looked at data on robbery in the past decade.

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Beltrami & Co are Finalists in The Law Awards of Scotland 2018

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We are delighted to announce that Beltrami & Co has been shortlisted as finalists in The Law Awards of Scotland 2018 in the 'Criminal Law Firm of the Year' category alongside some of Scotland’s other most established law firms.

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Statement from Ex-Hearts striker Christian Nade after being cleared of accusations of assaulting his partner and kidnapping a child

After representation by Beltrami & Co, former Hearts striker Christian Nade has been cleared following accusations that he assaulted his partner and her father, and threatened to kidnap a 3-month old baby. Our client said: 

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Sex offenders are the least likely to re-offend, according to new Scottish data

According to the Scottish Government’s statistical report on the criminal justice system, both the rate of reconviction and the average number of reconvictions per person have been slowly decreasing since 2003. The statistics are based on the data of people who were released from custody in 2015-16 or received a non-custodial sentence during that period.

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Scotland's Approach to Knife Crime: Adopting a Public Health Model

With knife crime rising in England, attention has turned to Scotland where a continued fall in knife crime has been recorded over the past decade. There has been a conscious effort to see whether the successes and lessons learned in Scotland can be applied in London, where police figures have shown the most significant increase in knife crime.

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BBC calls for legislation review around naming criminal suspects

Following the High Court privacy verdict brought by Sir Cliff Richard, the BBC is now urging the government to review the law concerning the coverage of criminal investigations and naming of suspects.

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Views Sought on Vulnerable Witnesses Bill

A call for evidence has been launched over proposed new legislation that aims to provide vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime with a better experience of the criminal justice system in Scotland. 

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Harsh, but Legal

Sheriff sets out limitations of court challenge to strike-off decisions

A SINGLE conviction involving alcohol and swearing at a police officer was enough for a social worker to be removed from the professional register.

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