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Victim protection the focus of new justice proposals

Consultation opens on reforms including anonymity and specialist courts

Failure to note reasons did not vitiate short jail term

Sheriff’s approach justified for dangerous and drink driving in HGV

MSPs voice concerns over proposed firework controls

Stage 1 report says changes needed to make legislation effective

Solicitors refuse complex abuse cases in legal aid row

SSBA members to refuse summary cases alleging course of domestic abuse

Ministers accept Kennedy misogyny proposals

Draft legislation to be published following report recommendations

Criminal court business pulls ahead during March

Most courts running above pre-COVID case numbers

Courts revise COVID measures in line with law changes

Public access to court buildings allowed from next week

MSP’s campaign on dog stealing law gathers support

More than 1000 people sign online petition

Post-COVID justice reforms need more data, MSPs report

Stage 1 report calls for greater consensus before fundamental changes made

Ministers consult for Children's Care and Justice Bill

Paper covers potential reforms ahead of finalising content of bill

MSPs call for views on new Hunting with Dogs Bill

Short survey and full consultation open on further hunting controls

Peers warn of risks from unregulated justice system AI

Report calls for strict regulation to ensure benefits from informed use