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Cinema juries not enough to solve trials backlog: MSPs

"Unpalatable" measures may be needed in package to clear pandemic arrears

Retail workers protection bill passes stage 1

Unanimous agreement to general principles of member's bill

Restriction of liberty order wrong for witness contempt

Sheriff Appeal Court affirms contempt penalties limited to fine or prison

Ministers propose amendments to Hate Crime Bill

Controversial "stirring up hatred" offence to require intent

Hate crime now subject of English Law Commission paper

Intent to be key to "stirring up hatred" offence, consultation proposes

Appeal allowed over sheriff cross-examining accused

Counsel right to object and should not have been told to sit down

Aberdeen lawyers call for temporary courtrooms

Extra trial provision wanted to tackle COVID-19 backlog

Hamilton pilot cuts summary trial caseload

Weekly "surgeries" sort out which cases need to go to trial

Move to challenge men’s views of prostitution

Scottish Government consultation seeks to challenge attitudes

Dates set for first remote jury trials

Cinema juries to sit from 28 September (Edinburgh) and 12 October (Glasgow)

Domestic abuse figures rise following 2018 Act

Reported cases reach five year high in first year of extended offence

Holyrood committee backs Forensic Medical Services Bill

Stage 1 report supports giving victims more control over reporting