Tag: courts

Justice Watch: Edinburgh Week 5

In her fourth post reporting on the Women for Independence #JusticeWatch initiative, Maggie Mellon queries waste, fines and poverty and something odd about domestic abuse cases. Blunders, mix ups and waste of time and money After two previous court visits

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Justice Watch: Edinburgh Day 3

In this third part of her #JusticeWatch blog Maggie Mellon finds court more and more interesting – and depressing. Where are the social workers? This week I did not get to visit the court until the Friday after Easter weekend.

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Justice Watch: Launch Day Edinburgh Part 2

In this second part of her #JusticeWatch blog Maggie Mellon reflects on women accused of domestic abuse. There were three women listed as having been in police custody over the weekend or part of it, and friendly court staff told

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Justice Watch: Launch Day Edinburgh Part 1

Maggie Mellon on Day 1 of Justice Watch. Like a good few other women I spent yesterday watching justice in Scotland’s courts. The day started for me with a trip to BBC Scotland’s Edinburgh studio at 7.30 for a quick

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