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Drugs policy minister Angela Constance has said progress being made on the implementation of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) standards is “neither good enough nor quick enough”. MAT standards ensure safe, accessible and consistently high-quality treatment for drug users to help reduc

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Black Chambers has welcomed Colin Neilson to the stable after he called to the bar. Mr Neilson brings a wealth of experience, having worked as a procurator fiscal depute in Aberdeen between 2013 and 2021, and prior to that as a criminal defence solicitor in Glasgow.

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Greece’s state TV has been criticised for a segment showing viewers how to steal gasoline from cars as fuel prices rise sharply. “It’s not something terribly complicated … you don’t even need a special tube, even a hose for balconies will do,” station reporter Co

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The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans enjoy a broad right to arm themselves in public and in doing so struck down a New York law that imposed strict limits on carrying guns in public. The decision is expected to prompt a wave of lawsuits on loosening current state and federal restrictio

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Compass Chambers has welcomed Mark Nicholson and Iain Buchanan to Compass after both called to the bar today. Mr Nicholson was a solicitor for 14 years at a large personal injury firm before calling. He has considerable experience in personal injury work including road traffic accidents, occupier&rs

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Themis Advocates has welcomed its newest members David James, Iain Halliday, Chris Stephen and Jordanna Blockley, after they were admitted to the Faculty of Advocates. Mr James joins Themis with vast experience in employment law having conducted case management hearings to multi-week evidential hear

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The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon has been accused of tainting his independence by attempting to "intimidate" criminal barristers who are striking over legal aid. In a letter to the judge, more than 70 of the most experienced criminal lawyers in England and Wales objected to his message

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Prisoner transport firm GEOAMEY has apologised to a Tayside sheriff over a number of disruptive late arrivals. At Forfar Sheriff Court, director Gavin Redmond said he was “embarrassed” by the issues which he blamed on a sharp decline in staff numbers.

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