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  • Humanists call on Scottish government to abolish blasphemy lawsHumanists call on Scottish government to abolish blasphemy laws
    Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has called on the Scottish government to show “moral leadership” by repealing Scotland’s blasphemy law. The call comes in response to a new international report on discrimination and persecution against the non-religious by the
  • Law Society welcomes plan to improve the lives of disabled peopleLaw Society welcomes plan to improve the lives of disabled people
    The Law Society of Scotland has praised the Scottish government for taking a “ground breaking” approach in its new delivery plan, A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People. A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People is the Scottish government’s delivery plan for the
  • International SOS Foundation and Burness Paull LLP publish white paper promoting global worker safetyInternational SOS Foundation and Burness Paull LLP publish white paper promoting global worker safety
    The International SOS Foundation, the global not-for-profit organisation striving to protect the health, wellbeing and safety of people at work, and Burness Paull have published a white paper detailing the duty of care required by Scottish companies for workers
  • Prices rise for three bedroom houses in EdinburghPrices rise for three bedroom houses in Edinburgh
    The average selling price of three bedroom houses in Currie, Balerno and Juniper Green has continued to rise, demonstrating that the area is becoming one of the most popular in the city. The latest analysis from ESPC, property experts in east central Scotland, has
  • UK divorces cost average of £70,000, with lawyers taking halfUK divorces cost average of £70,000, with lawyers taking half
    The average cost of a divorce has reached £70,000 in the UK, with almost half being taken by lawyers according to new research. Divorcing couples typically spend between £17,000 and £30,000 in legal fees as they find themselves selling or unwinding shared property
  • LawCare welcomes new chair to the boardLawCare welcomes new chair to the board
    LawCare has appointed a new chair, Bronwen Still (pictured), as outgoing chair Paul Venton retires. Ms Still’s involvement with LawCare began in the 1980s when she became a volunteer while working at the Law Society of England and Wales following private practice. Ms
  • Brexit drives record admissions for Law Society of IrelandBrexit drives record admissions for Law Society of Ireland
    The Law Society of Ireland has said it will welcome a record number of solicitors in 2016 as a result of the Brexit vote, our sister publication Irish Legal News reports. Beating the record set in 2008 by more than 500, the Society will admit 1,347 new solicitors to
  • Advertorial: First Scottish Figures for November 2016Advertorial: First Scottish Figures for November 2016
    Ian Fraser, Managing Director at First Scottish Group was delighted to announce yet another record month for turnover during November 2016 for their Searching Division. This result continues the group’s great start to their new financial year which started on the 1st
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