Legal intelligence to lead, innovate & grow.

Want to get your daily slice of Legal knowledge to your inbox? Sign up now

Legal Matters Scotland helps you stay ahead of the essential legal news shaping your profession. Every weekday, our unique blend of AI, legal experts and researchers monitor 100,000s of articles to share a summary of the most relevant and useful content to help you lead, innovate and grow.

From corporate law to practice management, legal cases, legislation and in-house news. Legal Matters is the only trusted online news source in Scotland dedicated to covering current headlines, articles, reports and interviews to make sure you’re at the forefront of changes in the Scottish legal industry.

LMS banner
Recent Editions
Legal Matters
Father of murdered teen expresses concerns over single judges in rape trials

The father of a murdered teenager has expressed concerns about plans to allow single judges to preside over rape trials in Scotland. While he supports other aspects of the Scottish Government's proposals to protect victims and eliminate the not proven verdict, he opposes the introduction of juryless trials for serious sex offences and the appointment of a victims' commissioner. Joe Duffy's daughter, Amanda, was murdered in 1992, and her case resulted in a not proven verdict. "The Scottish legal system is recognised as the only legal system in the world with three verdicts. This is an outmoded, outdated and unnecessary system," he said. It comes as MSPs on the Criminal Justice Committee are expected to spend several months hearing from relevant organisations and victims.

Full Issue
Read the latest Legal highlights