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  • MSPs back end to time bar for damages in child abuse actionsMSPs back end to time bar for damages in child abuse actions
    A bill to remove the three-year time limit on survivors of childhood abuse seeking civil damages in court has passed its first stage in the Scottish Parliament. MSPs unanimously backed the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill which, if enacted, will remove the
  • SCTS roadshow in Inverness and Aberdeen next weekSCTS roadshow in Inverness and Aberdeen next week
    SCTS is pleased to announce the programme of public events during April and May to discuss propositions for the radical transformation of the summary justice system, contained in the SCTS Proposition Paper: A New Model for Summary Criminal Court Procedure, published on
  • Stronachs LLP donates £200 per house sale for charityStronachs LLP donates £200 per house sale for charity
    Stronachs LLP will donate £200 to Friends of Anchor from the sale of every home it lists in June 2017, as it begins a year-long campaign to support the local charity. Stronachs will make the donation from the firm’s fee for selling the property, on the condition
  • Gruesome murder weapons on display at Royal College of Physicians of EdinburghGruesome murder weapons on display at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
    Long handled axes, rusted kitchen knives and a homemade cosh are just some of the weapons that make up the collection of renowned forensic pathologist Sir Sydney Smith (1883-1969); recently acquired, researched and catalogued by the Royal College of Physicians of
  • Blog: Employers’ duty of care for employees travelling abroadBlog: Employers’ duty of care for employees travelling abroad
    An increasing number of employees travel abroad for work. It is widely known that employers owe a duty of care to their employees; however, does this duty extend to ensuring safe travel for business trips abroad? Michelle Adam looks at a recent case on the issue. This
  • New in-house convener for Mental Health TribunalNew in-house convener for Mental Health Tribunal
    The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland has appointed Morag Jack, advocate, to the post of in-house convener. Ms Jack already sits as a legal member of the tribunal and will continue in that role in addition to the part-time position of in-house convener. Dr Joe Morrow
  • MPs prepare for RBS probe over soaring legal billMPs prepare for RBS probe over soaring legal bill
    Royal Bank of Scotland is facing yet another blow to its reputation after MPs told bosses at the Edinburgh-based lender that they may face a parliamentary inquiry into the ballooning sums that the still 73 per cent taxpayer-own bank is spending to defend itself and
  • Rape victims taskforce to look at improving clinical servicesRape victims taskforce to look at improving clinical services
    A group will meet for the first time today to look at how to improve and transform the clinical experience of all victims after reporting sexual assault. The Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood will lead the Taskforce for the Improvement of Services for
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