Salmond ‘not given adequate details’
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.