Justice and Safety

  • Brexit guidance for legal professionals

    14th October 2019 by

    The Scottish Government has published guidance for legal professionals to help them cope with a possible ‘no deal’ exit. Two guides cover the changes to cross border civil justice cooperation in family cases and in civil and commercial cases. Minister for Community Safety Ash Denham said: “With the UK Government refusing to take a ‘no...

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  • mygov.scot and CivTech® are breaking new ground for Civil Justice 

    12th July 2017 by

    mygov civtech logos

    How can we use technology to provide better access to information and public services through mygov.scot? This is the aim of a CivTech challenge that the team at mygov.scot are leading on with Justice as a partner.     In the shoes of the citizen It can be challenging for people to find information to...

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  • The week in review

    30th June 2017 by

    Mr Matheson on tackling human trafficking

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of...

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  • The week in review

    3rd June 2017 by

    Credit: Scottish Prison Service

    Tackling Trafficking On Tuesday Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson launched Scotland’s Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy, following an extensive public consultation. The strategy aims to identify victims and support them to safety and recovery, to track down perpetrators and disrupt their activity and to address the conditions that can foster human trafficking. Launching the strategy,...

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  • The week in review

    26th May 2017 by

    This week has been overshadowed by the dreadful attack in Manchester on Monday evening. The thoughts of all of us working in the Scottish Government are with the families and friends of all those killed or injured in the atrocity. FM: be vigilant but not alarmed Following that harrowing event, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:...

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  • The week in review

    12th May 2017 by

    British Transport Police The Scottish Parliament has approved the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill in principle after a stage one debate. When passed, the draft legislation will see the British Transport Police integrated into Police Scotland, creating a more effective, joined-up police service on Scotland’s railways. The stage one debate was opened by Transport Minister Humza...

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  • The week in review

    31st March 2017 by

    Railway policing bill on track On Tuesday the Cabinet Secretary of Justice Michael Matheson and the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf gave evidence to the Justice Committee on the Government’s plans to integrate British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland following the devolution of legislative responsibility for railway policing to the Scottish Parliament. Outlining to...

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