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  • Home Affairs Committee: Immigration system unprepared for BrexitHome Affairs Committee: Immigration system unprepared for Brexit
    The Commons Home Affairs Committee has criticised the Home Office over delays to the Immigration White Paper and warns of serious problems for immigration service delivery and border security as a result of lack of decisions, proper planning or sufficient resources, in
  • Law firms targeted in redemption statement scamLaw firms targeted in redemption statement scam
    The Law Society of Scotland has been made aware that Scottish law firms have recently been targeted by a redemption statement scam when acting in sale or remortgage transactions. When a solicitor requests a redemption statement from a lender, the lender in many
  • Industrial sites failing to comply with environmental rulesIndustrial sites failing to comply with environmental rules
    Numerous industrial sites are failing to comply with environmental protection measures, the BBC reports. Both BP’s Kinneil Terminal and Petroineos at Gragemouth were rated “poor” in addition to two sites at Dounreay. A further 51 farming sites were rated as
  • Lady Hale calls for affirmative action to balance the benchLady Hale calls for affirmative action to balance the bench
    The courts and judiciary should reflect the the diversity of the UK population, the President of the Supreme Court has said. Speaking to The Guardian, Lady Hale said she regretted that women were still “seriously underrepresented” in the senior judiciary. Lady
  • Inquiry into workplace sexual harassment will examine ‘abuse’ of NDAsInquiry into workplace sexual harassment will examine ‘abuse’ of NDAs
    Westminster’s Women and Equalities Committee has called for written submissions to its inquiry on sexual harassment in the workplace. Part of its remit will be to determine if non-disclosure agreements are being “abused by legal experts and employers to
  • Event: Sir James Munby give a view of family law from south of the borderEvent: Sir James Munby give a view of family law from south of the border
    Tue 20 March 2018 6pm-7:30pm Saint Cecilia’s Hall Edinburgh EH1 1LLSir James Munby, President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice, England and Wales. The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law, in conjunction with SKO Family Law Specialists, is delighted
  • Blackadders LLP raises £1,500 for PAMISBlackadders LLP raises £1,500 for PAMIS
    Blackadders LLP has handed over a cheque for £1,500 to a charity which supports people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families for a better, more inclusive, life. The firm surpassed its target for PAMIS (Promoting a more inclusive
  • Simple procedure online case tracker to launch next monthSimple procedure online case tracker to launch next month
    The first phase of a system which allows users to track their simple procedure case online will be launched mid-March. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is currently developing Civil Online, which will enable simple procedure claims and responses to be made

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