Sal­mond ‘not given ad­e­quate de­tails’

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A LAWYER act­ing for Alex Sal­mond told a court he will ar­gue the for­mer first min­is­ter was not given ad­e­quate in­for­ma­tion about the sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against him.

Mr Sal­mond is tak­ing le­gal ac­tion against the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to con­test the com­plaints process ac­ti­vated against him in re­la­tion to two sex­ual ha­rass­ment al­le­ga­tions made in Jan­uary, which he strongly de­nies. He has since re­signed from the SNP and is pur­su­ing a ju­di­cial re­view in Scot­land’s high­est civil court.

A pro­ce­dural hear­ing in the case took place at the Court of Ses­sion in Ed­in­burgh yes­ter­day, which he did not at­tend.

Judge Lord Pent­land said lawyers for the gov­ern­ment would ar­gue those act­ing for Mr Sal­mond do not “have a rel­e­vant case as a mat­ter of law” but the lat­ter be­lieve they were not given ad­e­quate in­for­ma­tion about the al­le­ga­tions.

The full case is due to be heard over four days from Jan­uary 15 next year.

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