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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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Four-most Representation at the Highest Level

New Solicitor Advocate means quartet including QC appearing for Beltrami & Co

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Unpaid Fines Forcibly Extracted from Holiday Cash

Enforcement of fines is being carried out at Scottish airports and ferry terminals under new powers which can see holidaymakers being arrested and missing their travel connections.

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Being Cleared by the GMC Does Not Overturn Consultant's Dismissal

Professional body declared patient safety was not compromised but he remains sacked

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon with an "unblemished career" remains dismissed for gross misconduct - even though an investigation found there were no safety concerns.

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Dangers of Dismissal Before Asking for an Explanation

£21,600 Award against an offshore firm who began an investigation after sacking 

It perhaps looked an open and shut case - an expenses claim for 96 miles when an internal report found the "true" mileage was 6.8.

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Brexit Poses Challenges to Cross-Border Crime Co-operation

A new paper has highlighted the possible “complex and far-reaching” challenges that Scotland’s police and prosecutors could be presented with when tackling cross-border crime after Brexit. 

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Warning Over Risks Associated With Acting as a Money Mule

Anti-fraud body Financial Fraud Action UK has issued a warning on the risks associated with acting as a money mule for fraudsters after a 26-year-old man was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 280 hours of unpaid work.

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Posting Naked Image While Drunk Does Justify Sex Offender Status

Highest criminal court overturns sentence on indecent image and clarifies the law on ‘sexting’

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Sacking Teacher For Not Telling School About Friend's Conviction Was Correct

Supreme Court says school was entitled to expect female Head to disclose indecency case of man she was close to. 

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Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Scotland – 2018

Beltrami & Company are delighted to announce that we have won Global Law Experts' Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Scotland award for 2018.

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Professional regulator was wrong to oppose appeal

Sheriff rules that medical reasons should excuse late court application.

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Employee says he was let go after problems with diabetes led to questions about his drinking.

A payroll manager who claims he was dismissed after comments were made about his appearance has been allowed to expand his case at the Employment Tribunal in Glasgow.

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NCA Identifies Key Crime Threats Facing the UK

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recently published its National Strategic Assessment (NSA) for 2018, which contains an analysis of serious and organised crime threats facing the country.

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Cyber Crime Website Shut Down Following International Operation

An international law enforcement operation, led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Dutch National Police, has led to the shutdown of a website linked to more than four million cyber attacks across the globe, including attacks targeting some of the UK’s biggest banks. 

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New Measures to Combat Domestic Abuse

The Scottish Government recently announced that an initiative to combat domestic abuse is to be made available to local authorities across the country. 

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Drug Seizures in Scotland

A recent publication from Scotland’s Chief Statistician has given an interesting insight into the types of drug seizures made by the police in Scotland and the characteristics of those found in possession of drugs.

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Tackling Fraud in Financial Services

A new report from UK Finance has given an interesting insight into the extent of fraud in financial services and the sector’s efforts to prevent the crime occurring.

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Prison Sentence for Drugs Offences

A man from Clydebank has been sentenced to five years and three months in jail after pleading guilty to smuggling cocaine worth more than £100,000 into the UK.

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UK Takes Part in Human Trafficking Operation

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has taken part in a Europol supported operation to dismantle a human trafficking network, which resulted in the safeguarding of four Nigerian women who were forced into prostitution in different Spanish locations. 

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