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  • Shepherd and Wedderburn partner finishes Women in Property tenureShepherd and Wedderburn partner finishes Women in Property tenure
    Shepherd and Wedderburn partner, Sally Morris-Smith, will step down as the chairman of the South East branch of Women in Property (WiP) at the end of this month. Having served a successful one-year term, Ms Morris-Smith will introduce incoming chairman, Marcia Gillings
  • Developing restorative justice in ScotlandDeveloping restorative justice in Scotland
    Mary Munro and Cyrus Tata of Strathclyde University Law School’s Centre for Law, Crime & Justice have secured funding for a programme of public events on “Developing Restorative Justice in Scotland”. Restorative justice (RJ) is a process that
  • ‘Substantial improvements’ made to stop and search, report finds‘Substantial improvements’ made to stop and search, report finds
    Police Scotland has made “substantial improvements” in its stop and search practices according to a new report from a police watchdog. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland’s Audit and Assurance Review of Stop and Search: Phase 2 report, published today,
  • Kenneth Campbell QC appointed to SCJCKenneth Campbell QC appointed to SCJC
    A new advocate member has been appointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC). Kenneth Campbell QC, will replace Kenneth Forrest, advocate, whose tenure is coming to an end, and will have a three-year term. Chair of the SCJC, Lord Carloway, the Lord President,
  • Quest is on to find lost tomb of Scotland’s ‘law maker’ kingQuest is on to find lost tomb of Scotland’s ‘law maker’ king
    Archaeologists have launched a bid to find the last resting place of James I of Scotland  – 580 years to the day after his brutal assassination. An elaborate tomb for the king is known to be  housed somewhere in Perth’s Charterhouse monastery but the exact
  • Opinion: Holyrood needs real reformOpinion: Holyrood needs real reform
    In response to the Scottish Parliament’s invitation for submissions to the remit of the “Commission on Parliamentary Reform”, lawyer and legal commentator Alistair Bonnington gives MSPs and the Parliament short shrift. The views expressed are
  • Dundee law graduate appointed High Commissioner to GhanaDundee law graduate appointed High Commissioner to Ghana
    A Dundee law graduate has been appointed the UK’s High Commissioner to Ghana. Iain Walker, 40 (pictured), who attended Harris Academy and graduated with an LLB from Dundee University in 1998, will take up the post in August this year. The title “High
  • Practitioners to debate motion that the legal profession has failed working womenPractitioners to debate motion that the legal profession has failed working women
    Women in Law Scotland (WiLS) has announced details of its first-ever debate, taking place on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.  Taking IWD’s campaign theme for 2017 to heart, #BeBoldForChange, the Motion for the debate is “This House believes the
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