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The UK should introduce a 'Hillsborough law' placing a broad duty of candour on public bodies and providing enhanced legal support for families, an influential Westminster committee has recommended. The 39-page report from Westminster's joint committee on human rights follows campaigning by Hillsbor

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Dilapidations in the current financial climate are to be considered at next month’s Commercial Property Conference. The impact of repairing obligations on contemporary dilapidations claims will be examined at CLT Scotland’s Commercial Property Conference which will take place online on 5

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A new law restricting the use of AI-generated 'deepfakes' has been drafted with the use of ChatGPT. Alexander Kolodin, a Republican in Arizona's state legislature, said he relied on the generative AI tool to help him define the term 'deepfake', which generally refers to highly-convincing fake images

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The Law Society of Scotland has called for criminal court hearings held on public holidays to be ended, because of the negative impact they are having on practitioners and their clients. The society has written to the Lord President, Lord Carloway to voice serious concerns about so-called holiday co

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The family of F1 legend Michael Schumacher has won a legal case against the publisher of a magazine which printed an AI-generated interview with him last year. The German tabloid Die Aktuelle printed on its April 2023 cover the words “Michael Schumacher, the first interview!”

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The European Union is to use interest accrued from frozen Russian assets worth around €210 billion to support Ukraine. The decision by the EU's General Affairs Council will benefit Ukraine to the tune of between €2.5 billion and €3 billion per year.

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. Israel’s war on Gaza: Rights groups urge Biden to oppose threats to ICC | Al Jazeera

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The death of Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi must not deny people in Iran their right to truth and justice for a litany of crimes under international law committed during his time in the higher echelons of power, human rights campaigners have said. Raisi and Iranian foreign affairs minister Hossein

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Dundee lawyer Alain Baillie, 66, has been struck from the roll after his second misconduct case in a decade. Mr Baillie has a conflict of interest while acting in a land ownership dispute in Argyll.

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Solicitor Janet Hood has passed away. A licensing specialist, she was as a consultant to a number of law firms across Scotland. She created Janet Hood Training & Consulting Limited – through which she offered a bespoke service to licensees and others. Ms Hood was also a key member of the L

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His Majesty The King, on the recommendation of the first minister, has appointed Sheriff Andrew Cubie, Kirsty Hood KC, Ronnie Renucci KC and Morag Ross KC as senators of the College of Justice. They will take up appointment on 17th June 2024. In addition, the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland

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Romania's parliament has sanctioned an MP who was filmed fighting a parliamentary colleague and seemingly attempting to bite his face. Dan Vîlceanu, a former government minister who now sits as an independent MP, will have his salary halved for the next six months and his speaking time reduced

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New statistics on Scotland's Short-Term Lets Licensing Scheme have revealed that local authorities received at least 23,576 applications for a short-term lets licence by the end of December 2023. Since the scheme opened on October 1st 2022, 14,539 short-term lets licence applications

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CMS has released its International Construction Study 2024, highlighting evolving risk management and disputes strategies across the international construction sector. The study, conducted in partnership with YouGov, surveyed 125 senior in-house counsel in the international construction, infrastruct

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