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.

£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.

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.  Ongoing Co-operation is Essential The paper, Scotland’s Place in Europe: Security, Judicial Co-operation and Law Enforcement, is the latest in a series looking at…

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. He was found to have willingly allowed his bank accounts to…

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

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

Beltrami & Company are delighted to announce that we have won Global Law Experts' Criminal Law Firm of the Year in Scotland award for 2018. The award was judged based on client testimonials, key cases, legal rankings, overall reputation, publicatoin contributions, speaking engagements and the performance and standing of teams…

Sheriff rules that medical reasons should excuse late court application. A Social worker who was struck off should be allowed to appeal the finding where he could show that he had been affected by depression and anxiety, in a ruling against the Scottish Social Services Council. The Sheriff at Dundee…

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. M was acting for himself when he originally brought a claim of unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal against the small business where…

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