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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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Calls for Tougher Approach to Drink Driving

The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has recently published a report in which it calls for EU Member States to do more on drink-driving enforcement and rehabilitation. 

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Beltrami & Company Wins Corporate USA Today Award 2018

We are pleased to announce that, although the year has just begun, our hard work is being recognised in a prestigious set of awards in the USA. Beltrami & Company have been awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year - Criminal - Scotland’ as part of the Corporate USA Today Awards 2018.

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Companies and Consumers Face Increased Fraud and Cybercrime Risks

A new report from risk solutions company Kroll has revealed that fraud, cyber, and security risks to companies have reached an all-time high.

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Beltrami Nominated as finalist for Scottish Criminal Defence Firm of the Year

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We are proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Scottish Legal Awards ‘Criminal Defence Firm of the Year'.

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Analysis Reveals Repeated Road Traffic Law Breaches

Motoring organisation RAC has warned that greater enforcement of road traffic laws is required, particularly with regards to the use of mobile phones while driving. 

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Drivers Feel Pressured to Drink and Drive

New research by motoring organisation the AA has revealed an increase in the number of drivers who say they feel increased pressured to have a drink and drive at Christmas time. 

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Tackling VAT fraud in the EU

New tools to make the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes that can lead to large-scale VAT fraud have been unveiled by the European Commission.

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How you look in court is important

 WHETHER by training or instinct, the best Sheriffs are observers. They tend not to miss very much.

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Sharp Increase in Penalty Notices and Automated Detection

New research has revealed that penalty notices are imposed on around twelve million driving licence holders every year, which equates to around one every 2.5 seconds. 

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Human Trafficking – New Powers Now in Force

New measures introduced under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 that give police and prosecutors more powers to detect, prosecute and prevent exploitation are now in force.

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