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  • Mandatory disclosure checks proposed for sports coaches working with vulnerable peopleMandatory disclosure checks proposed for sports coaches working with vulnerable people
    Proposals which would require all sports coaches working with children and other vulnerable groups to undergo mandatory disclosure checks have been outlined. Disclosure Scotland published a consultation to review Scotland’s disclosure regime, including the Protecting
  • Confiscation order for hotel owner who trafficked men from BangladeshConfiscation order for hotel owner who trafficked men from Bangladesh
    A former hotel owner has been ordered to repay the money he made from trafficking workers from South Asia. Shamsul Arefin, 50, was jailed for three years in 2015 after he was found guilty of human trafficking. He has now been ordered to repay nearly £100,000 made
  • England: New President of the Family Division appointedEngland: New President of the Family Division appointed
    Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of Sir Andrew McFarlane as president of the Family Division. He will take up the presidency after Sir James Munby retires in July this year. Sir Andrew was called to the bar in 1977 and took silk in 1998. He was
  • Raft of promotions at Ledingham ChalmersRaft of promotions at Ledingham Chalmers
    Ledingham Chalmers has announced eight promotions across its Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh offices. Five associates from Aberdeen and Inverness were promoted to senior associate at the start of this month. They are Jennifer Cham and Nicky Nicolson from Aberdeen’s
  • Lindsays supports school pupils with Debate Mate Cup sponsorshipLindsays supports school pupils with Debate Mate Cup sponsorship
    Lindsays has announced its sponsorship of the Debate Mate Cup in Glasgow today at the Royal Faculty of Procurators. This event marks the culmination of a 17-week teaching programme, in which pupils will have progressed from having no experience of competitive debating
  • London firms believe Brexit will not impact profitability or employmentLondon firms believe Brexit will not impact profitability or employment
    The vast majority of leading London law firms surveyed by CBRE expect no impact on profitability as a result of Brexit. The real estate business surveyed the CBRE Legal 100 – law firms with the largest real estate footprint in London – and found that they
  • Report reveals ‘alarming weaknesses’ in intelligence sharing regimeReport reveals ‘alarming weaknesses’ in intelligence sharing regime
    A report published by Privacy International (PI) has identified “alarming weaknesses” in the oversight arrangements intended to govern the sharing of intelligence between state intelligence agencies. ‘Secret Global Surveillance Networks: Intelligence
  • First Scottish sponsor book launchFirst Scottish sponsor book launch
    The 2012 Act – all you need to know in one book! First Scottish are delighted to sponsor the launch of ‘From sale to registration – a practical guide to the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012’ by Valerie Clough and Margaret Grieve on 1 May 2018. To

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