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Edinburgh Law School's Professor James Harrison has been appointed as a member of the board of NatureScot. A professor of environmental law, his academic work focuses on the way in which law contributes to promoting a cleaner and healthier environment for all, and he has a particular interest in the

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The delivery of justice in civil cases and the support for vulnerable witnesses will be "transformed" when the new Dundee Justice Hub becomes operational on 3 June 2024. The new facility at Quadrant House on Riverside Drive will deal with all civil cases from the jurisdiction in a space designed for

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Jersey has approved plans to introduce an assisted dying law in the coming years. Members of the States Assembly voted 32 to 14 in favour of introducing the law for people with fewer than six months to live, or 12 months for those with a neurodegenerative condition.

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A man who tried to murder a young boy and another man by setting a fire outside their door in a high-rise block of flats has been jailed. Craig McQuillian was caught on camera entering the Fidra Court building in Edinburgh at around 11.30pm on November 12, 2023.

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Brodies LLP has been appointed as a strategic partner to provide legal services to one of the UK's largest social housing providers, Sanctuary. Following a competitive tender process, Brodies was appointed to Lots 7 and 8 of Sanctuary's legal panel to provide advice across the full spectrum of its a

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The future of Elvis Presley's famous Graceland mansion is in doubt after his granddaughter launched legal proceedings to prevent it from being auctioned. Riley Keough – herself a well-known actress – is suing Naussany Investments, which claims that the mansion was used as collateral on a

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The average price of a property in Scotland in March 2024 was £192,000, an increase of 6.7 per cent when compared to the same period last year, the UK House Price Index (HPI) has revealed. Compared to the previous month, house prices in Scotland increased by 2.3 per cent on a non-seasonally ad

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Ireland will join Spain and Norway in recognising the State of Palestine next week, the government has announced. Ministers say the move follows months of consultation with like-minded countries across Europe and the Middle East and is intended to contribute towards achieving a two-state solution to

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A Caithness solicitor who was accused of embezzling over £100,000 from his firm between July 2008 and January 2012 will no longer face trial. Patrick Copinger allegedly embezzled £105,129 from his Highland Law Practice firm in Lybster and was to face trial this week, more than five years

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Michelle Macleod has been re-appointed as the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), the independent police scrutiny body. Her reappointment will commence on 17 August. The PIRC conducts independent investigations into serious incidents involving the police and independent scrutiny of

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Sheriff Jack Brown is to be removed from office. First Minister John Swinney laid an order before the Scottish Parliament that will mean Sheriff Brown, who sits in the Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands, is removed from office on 7 June 2024.

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Fourteen Scottish drugs support projects have been awarded funding. Ten projects will receive continuation funding of £2.6 million, with four new residential rehabilitation initiatives receiving £1m.

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A law student has spoken of developing an addiction to cheese so debilitating that she had no choice but to spend around $12,000 on a two-week stint in rehab. Adela Cojab told the New York Post that she would "literally just eat a block of cheese with my hands" almost every day, because it was "the

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