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  • Judicial Assistants discuss ‘dream job’ at annual Edinburgh eventJudicial Assistants discuss ‘dream job’ at annual Edinburgh event
    The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association held an event last night in Edinburgh kindly hosted by the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland, which saw current and past UK Supreme Court Judicial Assistants explain exactly what they do at the
  • Police watchdog board members’ ability in doubt while national force accused of ineptitudePolice watchdog board members’ ability in doubt while national force accused of ineptitude
    A Holyrood committee has outlined a number of significant outstanding concerns about the performance of some of the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) board members. In letters to SPA chair Susan Deacon and SPA board member Nicola Marchant, the Public Audit and
  • Thorntons trainees produce book in aid of Children 1stThorntons trainees produce book in aid of Children 1st
    First year trainee solicitors at Thorntons have produced the children’s book Careering Around which follows the story of Hamish the cow exploring a variety of careers.Contact careeringaroundpreorder@gmail.com to order your copy for £5. All proceeds go to
  • £200,000 confiscation order for mechanic£200,000 confiscation order for mechanic
    A man who was jailed two charges of tax fraud has been told he will have to repay the money. Iain Wilson, 61, was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment in January after he was found guilty of income tax and National Insurance fraud. An investigation by HMRC
  • Channel 5 ordered to pay £10,000 to couple after broadcasting their evictionChannel 5 ordered to pay £10,000 to couple after broadcasting their eviction
    Channel 5 has been ordered by a court to pay a couple £10,000 after it broadcast their eviction. Shakar Ali, 52,  and his wife Shaida Aslam, 49, from Barking in East London, were filmed on the TV show Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away after they fell into rent
  • Solicitor slams £55,000 visa rules as ‘anti-business’Solicitor slams £55,000 visa rules as ‘anti-business’
    A top immigration lawyer has called for an urgent review of the UK’s business immigration rules as companies across the country are being denied access to foreign staff – unless they pay them more than £55,000 per year. Jamie Kerr, a partner at Thorntons
  • Amnesty: Austerity is undermining human rights worldwideAmnesty: Austerity is undermining human rights worldwide
    Austerity is undermining human rights around the world, Amnesty International has said in its annual global report for 2017/18. The human rights group shines a spotlight on austerity in The State of the World’s Human Rights 2017/18, naming a woman who was left
  • Fine dodgers brought down to earth at airportsFine dodgers brought down to earth at airports
    Fines dodgers have been warned to pay up before they try to fly after a number of non-payers were arrested at airports in Scotland and England. A man coming back from holiday in the Netherlands with a group of friends was arrested at Liverpool Airport over unpaid fines

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