Legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 12 has been approved in principle at Holyrood, despite some MSPs calling on ministers to go further.
A woman who won a civil rape case is spearheading a new campaign to end the not proven verdict in Scottish criminal trials.
The Justice Secretary has said “there are rightly questions being asked” following the death of a teenager at a young offenders’ institution.
The sister of an electrician killed at work has backed a proposal to reform the law around culpable homicide.
The families of individuals killed due to an employer’s recklessness or gross negligence could be handed greater legal powers to hold them accountable.
Two women who sold fake diet pills and cancer treatments to vulnerable customers have been ordered to hand over a total of more than £820,000.
A former football coach has been jailed for six years after being convicted of historical child sex offences.
An oilworker has been found in contempt of court after he quit his job to go work for the competition.
Hundreds of workers from the so-called gig economy are to stage a demonstration ahead of the latest legal hearing over their employment rights.
A six-year-old boy has won the right to seek damages from a dive charter company over the death of his father.
The European Court of Justice will next month consider whether Britain can unilaterally withdraw its Article 50 Brexit letter.
The family of a man who died in police custody more than three years ago said they are “disappointed and disgusted” by the Crown’s decision not to bring any prosecutions at present as a result.
A lorry driver caught on camera checking his mobile phone just before a fatal crash in Dumfries and Galloway has been jailed for five years.
A convicted former UBS trader has been denied bail while he awaits a review of his deportation order.
The European Court will be asked if the UK can unilaterally revoke its Article 50 request to leave the European Union, following a “bombshell” ruling from Scotland’s highest court.
The impasse over Julian Assange could be resolved immediately if the UK Government gave an assurance that he would not be extradited to the US if he leaves the embassy where he has been living for more than six years, one of his legal team said on Thursday.
A man has been jailed for at least 17 years for the murder of a restaurant manager almost a quarter of a century ago.
A man thrown from a British military helicopter during the Troubles has warned that a failure to declare his treatment as torture has given a legal all-clear for brutal interrogation tactics around the world.
A “callous” sex-killer who scattered pornography near his victim’s body and then used her bank card to buy food has been handed a 29-year minimum jail term.
A 77-year-old bus driver who smashed into a supermarket, killing a passenger and a pedestrian, was involved in four crashes in the previous three years, a jury has heard.
A 77-year-old bus driver smashed his double-decker into a supermarket, killing two people, after pressing down the throttle instead of the brake, a court has heard.
Divorce laws are set for a major shake-up, with proposals for no-fault separations under consideration.
A police officer gave no warning immediately before discharging her Taser at a race relations adviser she had mistaken for a wanted man, a misconduct hearing has been told.
A police officer used “unnecessary, unreasonable or disproportionate” force when she Tasered a race relations adviser, a misconduct hearing has been told.
A police officer will face a gross misconduct hearing on Tuesday following an incident in which a race relations adviser was Tasered.
A charity has urged the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to allow tougher sentences for crimes against older people.
Nicola Sturgeon has told SNP colleagues that how they deal with sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond “will say a lot about who we are as a party and also about the country we are today”.
Alex Salmond’s lawyers have served legal papers on the Scottish Government as the former first minister challenges the way sexual misconduct allegations against him have been handled.
Lawyers for Alex Salmond have served legal papers on the Scottish Government as the former first minister challenges the way sexual misconduct allegations against him have been handled.
Two magistrates have been reprimanded by judicial heads over their use of social media.
A man has admitted trying to kill six children in a hit-and-run that left one teenage girl with a broken neck.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell may have been a victim of political pressure when he was prosecuted for breaching pensions laws, his lawyer has claimed.