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  • Blog: The price to pay for full cost court fees is too highBlog: The price to pay for full cost court fees is too high
    Michael Sheridan questions the sense of the Scottish government’s court fee proposals. The Scottish government has issued an inquiry entitled Consultation on Scottish Court Fees. This document asks how court fees should be increased in order to achieve full cost
  • 17 per cent increase in Scottish pupils admitted to law courses17 per cent increase in Scottish pupils admitted to law courses
    As of today there have been 1,480 pupils in Scotland admitted to law courses at UK universities. This is compared to 2015’s figure of 1,260 — a 17 per cent increase. In total, 13,410 males in Scotland gained places at university while the figure was 19,730 for
  • Inverness Justice Centre designs unveiledInverness Justice Centre designs unveiled
    Concept designs of a new justice centre in Inverness have been unveiled to Justice Secretary Michael Matheson ahead of a public consultation exhibition of the plans. A pre-planning application has been submitted to Highland Council to transform the former
  • May pressed by MPs to guarantee post-Brexit employment rightsMay pressed by MPs to guarantee post-Brexit employment rights
    A cross-party group of MPs and activists who campaigned to keep the UK in the European Union has demanded reassurances over employment rights after Brexit, The Guardian reports. The new group – called Vote Leave Watch – said it wanted Prime Minister
  • Pinsent Masons to launch UK-wide policy unit after BrexitPinsent Masons to launch UK-wide policy unit after Brexit
    Pinsent Masons has announced the launch of a UK-wide Public Policy Unit in the wake of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. Andrew Henderson (pictured) will join the firm in September as director of public policy in order to lead the initiative. Mr
  • Police Scotland creates new senior civilian rolePolice Scotland creates new senior civilian role
    Police Scotland has created the most senior civilian role in its history in order to deliver a “sustainable operating model”. David Page is to become the single force’s new director of corporate services, strategy and change and will earn £173,010 a year. Mr
  • Apple ordered to pay €13bn and interest in European tax rulingApple ordered to pay €13bn and interest in European tax ruling
    The European Commission has concluded that Ireland broke EU state aid rules by granting undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to US tech giant Apple, which must now be collected from the firm with interest. At a press conference, the Commission said it had
  • Community football academy scores major sponsorship deal with WatermansCommunity football academy scores major sponsorship deal with Watermans
    Portobello Community Football Academy has made its biggest pre-season signing by penning a headline sponsorship agreement with personal injury specialists Watermans Accident Claims and Care. Watermans has agreed a two-year deal with the football academy, which is
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