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Top Scottish School In Abuse Claim

A top Scottish military school with links to the Royal Family is the latest institution in Scotland to face allegations of historical sexual abuse.

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Lord Janner to Face Trial Following U-Turn

Lord Janner will face prosecution over allegations of sexual abuse following a U-turn from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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Misconduct for Police Officers During Ian Watkins Investigation

A third police officer is being investigated into the police handling of complaints made against former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins.

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Police Missed Chance to Investigate Paedophile Jimmy Savile In His Lifetime

A watchdog has found that the Police missed the chance to investigate paedophile Jimmy Savile back in 2008 after mishandling a claim against the DJ. A woman went to the police seven years ago claiming that she was attacked by the DJ in the 1970s, however, the Police failed to act on the claim.

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Rotherham Abuse Warnings Made Public

A Freedom of Information request from The Sheffield Star has revealed that the authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation in 2003 and once again in 2006.

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Labour Peer “Unfit” to Face Prosecution Over Abuse Claims

Labour peer Greville Janner is “not fit” to stand trial for alleged sexual abuse due to the extent of his dementia according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

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Tory MP Enoch Powell Named In Sex Abuse Scandal

The late Conservative MP Enoch Powell has been named in a review of historic sex abuse carried out by Scotland Yard.

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Ex Scout Master Jailed For Years Of Sexual Abuse

An 83-year-old former Scoutmaster has been imprisoned for three years for historic sexual abuse against boys between the age of nine and 13 in Aberdeen.

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End of an Era.

The passing of Joe Beltrami marks the end of an era.  Joe founded Beltrami & Company in 1957 and almost immediately rose to prominence as a criminal defence lawyer following his successful involvement in a number of high profile trials.

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Historical Sex Abuse Investigation Underway At Edinburgh Academy

Police Scotland are investigating a Scottish high school following allegations of historical sexual abuse.The investigation comes following allegations of sexual abuse from former pupils at private school, Edinburgh Academy, dating back to the 1960 and early 1970s.

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Police probe into NHS Sex Attacks

CCTV footage has been given to the police, and security tightened around Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary following a string of sexual attacks.

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Public Inquiry Into Sex Abuse Launched

A full public enquiry into historical sex abuse in Scotland is set to be launched in 2015 and will examine historical sexual allegations regarding children. The plans, which were announced by the Scottish Government in late December, will begin after April following meetings and consultations with victims of historical sexual abuse in Scotland.

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Beltrami & Company win 2014 Lawyer of the Year award

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Beltrami and Company are pleased to announce they have won an award for Corporate LiveWire - Lawyer Of The Year 2014. View the full Corporate LiveWire - Lawyer of the Year 2014 flipbook here.

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Victims Being Punished by Court Delays

Victims are suffering due to a lack of resources in Scottish Courts which are causing court closures and delays according to critics. The criticism comes after figures were released showing that cases in Glasgow’s domestic abuse court were taking twice as long to complete than expected.

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Rapist Monitored by Police Attacked and Raped Victim on Street

A sex offender in Aberdeen abducted and raped a women in the street despite being monitored by the police at the time.

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Clare’s Law Pilot Launched in Scotland

A pilot scheme to tackle domestic abuse in Scotland has been launched in Aberdeen and Ayrshire on a six month trial period.

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Former Footballer Poised to Make Comeback Following Prison Rape Sentence

Convicted rapist and former Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been granted permission to train with the Yorkshire club after serving half of a five year sentence.

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Church of England Investigate Historic Sexual Abuse

The Church of England has made the decision to is examine the personnel files of thousands of clergymen and women – files which date back to the 1950’s. This is part of an investigation into historical sexual abuse allegations the archbishop of Canterbury has confirmed.

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Man Posts Revealing Pictures of Wife Around Town – Admonished by Court

Ian Cuthbert was admonished by Edinburgh Sheriff Court after admitting to fly-posting revealing pictures of his wife in his local area.

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Confiscation Orders Made Against Insider Dealers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently announced that Confiscation Orders totalling £3,249,488.71 have been made against seven men who had previously been convicted of offences relating to Insider Dealing.

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