Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond has won a crucial legal battle against the devolved government of the UK’s northernmost country, as authorities admit the entire legal process accusing him of sexually harassing two women was unlawful and biased from the start.
The Court of Session in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh ruled on Tuesday that Scottish government ministers should pay costs incurred on Salmond to defend himself against sexual harassment charges.
Judge Lord Pentland said the government decision last year to launch a probe against Salmond was “procedurally unfair” and marred with “apparent bias”.
The Scottish government also confirmed in a statement that the process to challenge the Scottish political heavyweight was tarnished from the beginning and had involved unlawful appointments. Officials representing the regional government told the court that they had violated their own guidelines in handling the…