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A village has come under the global spotlight after adopting a new "digital detox" from 7pm to 8.30pm every evening. A siren marks the beginning of the detox period in Mohityanche Vadgaon, a small village in India's western Maharashtra state, during which all people are asked to set aside their mobi

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The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched a toolkit to "empower female legal professionals". Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that gender disparity in world societies and labour markets has a $12 trillion impact on the global economy. Thi

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The Lord President, Lord Carloway, introduced the opening of the legal year yesterday in the first full bench ceremony since the pandemic struck.Although the courts now run throughout the year, the traditional ceremony continues and today included speeches from the Lord President, the Dean of Facul

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Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its corporate and energy team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Fiona Kindness. Ms Kindness has joined the firm as a partner from Pinsent Masons. She is an experienced corporate lawyer who specialises in advising on M&A and private equity transactions in the energ

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Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop KC, has found himself embroiled in controversy after tweeting that he is considering moving to England to take advantage of lower taxation rates. His comments followed last week's mini-budget which saw the higher rate of income tax in England and Wales

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A petition lodged at Holyrood to "decriminalise abortion in Scotland" remains open despite the fact the law in question has no application in Scotland. The petition cites the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, which was enacted at the time in England and Wales and Ireland. In Scotland, abortion a

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A seal which evaded capture by concerned authorities for several days has finally been taken into custody after turning himself in at a police station. "Shoebert", who became a minor celebrity in a town near Boston after turning up in the local Shoe Pond and defying rescue attempts, unexpectedl

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This year's annual UK Environmental Law Association Scottish Conference has been moved online. This will allow for easier access from all over the country, whilst saving attendees time and money.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish government for cutting police budgets after it found that Police Scotland spent more than £10 million on hire vehicles. New figures obtained by the party under a freedom of information request show that the cost of police hire vehicle

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