The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has issued a reminder of the powers it has available to recover unpaid criminal fines.
The Scottish Government recently consulted over proposed amendments to a section of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to allow fixed penalty notices to be issued on-the-spot to suspected offenders of minor road traffic offences in Scotland. This section of the Act currently applies in England and Wales, but not in Scotland.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to modernise the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
Police Scotland has announced that it is taking part in National Stalking Awareness Week, which is running from 16th – 20th April.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published its latest UK Residential Market Survey, which found that momentum continued to slow in the UK housing market in March as buyer demand fell for the twelfth consecutive month.
The Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, has announced that an independent working group is to be established to look at the scope for establishing a legal definition of ‘sectarianism’ in Scots Law - potentially making it easier for police and prosecutors to tackle sectarian related crimes.
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