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The son of a Church of Scotland minister who first attended the General Assembly 45 years ago has been appointed its new procurator. Jonathan Brodie KC, of Arnot Manderson Advocates, said he is "deeply grateful" to be given the opportunity to take on the role which entails providing legal advic

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Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of Ann Bonomy to partner as part of its 2023 promotions round. Ms Bonomy joined Clyde & Co’s Glasgow office in 2014, forming part of the Scottish safety, health and environmental (SHE) regulatory team. She specialises in regulatory and road traffi

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Inverness native and Aberdeen law graduate Calum MacPherson has been appointed as the new CEO of Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport (ICFGF). Mr MacPherson was born in Inverness and finished his schooling at Charleston Academy before studying law at Aberdeen University. After graduating he w

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Brodies LLP has launched an international arm: Brodies Middle East LLP, in Abu Dhabi. The firm's Middle East operation will be led by Greg May and Bryan Wilson who have spent 12 and four years respectively in Brodies' UK practice. With their specialist energy and oil and gas expertise, they will con

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The Law Society of Scotland has described the Scottish government’s confirmation of an additional £11 million for legal aid as ‘a step in the right direction’ but called for urgent progress on a formal review mechanism to ensure the sector remains sustainable. Legal aid solic

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Representative bodies for solicitors in Scotland have agreed to an £11 million package that increases fees for legal aid lawyers in Scotland and supports the country’s court recovery programme. The Scottish government offer, accepted by the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Solici

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Almost £3.4 billion will be invested across the justice system in 2023-24 to fund front-line services, provide continued support for victims and witnesses, and to tackle the causes of offending, the Scottish government has announced. The funding represents an increase of £165 million or

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The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) recently drafted an important Power of Attorney (POA) document for one of its clients. The client contacted ALP to request assistance drafting a Continuing (Financial) and Welfare POA document. As a nurse, the client was well aware of how useful a POA document could be

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A council has been criticised for chopping down a number of "stunning" palm trees to discourage people from having sex underneath them. Plymouth City Council left a row of stumps along the famous Hoe because council officials were "regularly having to clean up sex and drug paraphernalia" in the area

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The house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be repurposed as a human rights training centre for Austrian police officers. The redevelopment of the 17th century house in Braunau am Inn at a cost of €20 million will begin later this year after an expert committee rejected alternative proposals to

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A lawyer who returned to his abandoned humanities course after his retirement is set to break the world record for longest time taken to complete a university degree. Arthur Ross, 71, will tomorrow be conferred the bachelor of arts degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) which he first

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Australia has won the latest round in a long-running battle with New Zealand beekeepers over whose honey can be labelled as mānuka honey. Mānuka honey is produced by bees foraging on nectar from mānuka trees, which are indigenous to both countries.