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  • Number of pupils on law courses up 13 per centNumber of pupils on law courses up 13 per cent
    There are 190 more ‘placed applicants’ for law at Scottish universities this year compared to 2016, an increase of 13 per cent to 1,640, from last year’s figure of 1,450. Heather McKendrick, head of outreach and careers at the Law Society of Scotland,
  • EU unveils plan to lower fingerprinting age for child Schengen visa applicantsEU unveils plan to lower fingerprinting age for child Schengen visa applicants
    The European Commission is consulting on proposals to lower the fingerprinting age for children in the EU’s Visa Information System (VIS). The changes would see children as young as six years old fingerprinted when applying for a visa to a country in
  • Gluten-free microbrewery raises expansion fundsGluten-free microbrewery raises expansion funds
    The UK’s first dedicated gluten-free microbrewery has achieved its fund raising target of £430,000 cash via equity to support its rapid expansion. The investment was led by the angel syndicate Equity Gap and was supported by Scottish Investment Bank, the investment
  • Counsel help doctors to prepare for courtCounsel help doctors to prepare for court
    The prospect of appearing as a witness in court has become less daunting for a group of paediatricians after they received some expert tuition from members of the Faculty of Advocates. Earlier this year, counsel presented a “mock trial” at a course run by the Royal
  • Inter-professional lawn bowls socialInter-professional lawn bowls social
    Friday 1 September 5:30pm Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association alongside RICS Matrics Glasgow & West and AGM Group as sponsors, invite you to join them for an evening of lawn bowls on Friday, 1 September 2017 at Kelvindale Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club,
  • David Sheldon QC appointed Faculty member of SLABDavid Sheldon QC appointed Faculty member of SLAB
    The appointment of David Sheldon QC, as a Faculty of Advocates member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board has been announced by legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing. Mr Sheldon was a lecturer in law at Edinburgh University and associate dean of the School of Law before
  • Govan Law Centre awarded £100,000 to tackle homelessnessGovan Law Centre awarded £100,000 to tackle homelessness
    Govan Law Centre (GLC) has received £100,000 form the Bank of Scotland Foundation to fund an initiative to help prevent homelessness. According to the charity, people leaving facilities including hospitals and prisons can become homeless for various reasons including
  • Heterosexual couple head to Supreme Court over civil partnership bidHeterosexual couple head to Supreme Court over civil partnership bid
    A heterosexual couple who have so far failed in their legal battle to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage have won permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. London-based couple Rebecca Steinfeld, 36, and Charles Keidan, 40, lost their case at
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