A FORMER police officer is suing the Lothian and Borders force, claiming a training exercise left her scared of sirens.
HOME Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry into the UK border force amid claims that guards dropped passport checks for non-EU nationals in an attempt to cope with staff shortages at busy times.
THE brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to be extradited to Northern Ireland to stand trial on allegations that he sexually abused his daughter.
EMPLOYMENT tribunal judges were "blinkered" to let a police worker keep his job after he withheld information over the disappearance of his sex offender brother, a judge has ruled.
A NEW crack team has been named to prosecute the most serious crimes in the High Court of Scotland.
An EXPERT on electrical injury is being sought to give evidence at the inquest into the death of shotgun killer Raoul Moat who was tasered by police, a coroner has said.
ALEX Salmond came under fire twice this week over claims he abused the power of his new SNP majority when he waded into two separate legal matters.
The First Minister came under pressure from opposition leaders today to apologise for his "crass personal attack" on leading Scottish legal figures.
A BUSINESSMAN whose conviction for murdering his estranged wife was ruled unsafe will have to wait at least another week to learn if he will face a retrial.
MORE children are being trafficked into Scotland than official figures suggest, a senior police officer has warned.
THE arrest of Anna Passova at Stansted Airport in 2006, lifted the lid on a Europe-wide trafficking operation originating in a small Romanian town.
VULNERABLE children and adults being trafficked into Scotland for abuse and exploitation are being failed by a criminal justice system that is too slow, a key figure has warned.
Luke Mitchell's case is becoming a mirror image of the Nat Fraser appeal, which is at the heart of the storm over the role of the London-based Supreme Court in Scottish law.
Convicted killer Luke Mitchell has been refused leave to take his attempt to have his conviction overturned to the UK's highest court.
Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill today welcomed the news that his party had fulfilled its pledge to recruit 1,000 extra police officers but said
organisational to Scotland's policing structures was still on the cards.
A LEADING QC has hit out at the Scottish Government's choice of legal experts tasked with deciding the future relationship between Scots law and the Supreme Court.
A LEADING Scottish Labour lawyer has spoken out against the Supreme Court decision to overturn Nat Fraser's sentence, claiming it was never the intention that the UK court could have a say on individual criminal cases.
THE new president of the Law Society of Scotland has accused the Scottish Government of over-reacting to judgments from the Supreme Court.