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Celtic Football Club has announced the appointment of Michael Nicholson as chief executive with immediate effect. Mr Nicholson has held the position of acting chief executive since early September. He was formerly Celtic’s director of legal and football affairs and has been with the club

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Shoosmiths has been appointed to Taylor Wimpey’s Scottish legal panel. Shoosmiths is the only firm to secure a place on the housebuilder’s legal roster in Scotland, and England and Wales. This follows Taylor Wimpey concluding its latest panel review.

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The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC has ordered a review of how prosecutors deal with reports of sexual offences. She announced the review in an evidence session at the Criminal Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament. The review is in recognition of the profound impact that these crimes have on

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The Faculty of Advocates has voiced its opposition to the creation of a new independent regulator for all legal services.  In its response to the Scottish government’s consultation on legal services regulation reform in Scotland, the Faculty said it believed establishing such a regulator

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Professor Anthony Bradley QC, one of the greatest constitutional lawyers and thinkers of his generation, has passed away. Professor Bradley was called to the bar in 1989 and practised in human rights and public law from Cloisters chambers. He was made an honorary QC in 2011.

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It was Juvenal. Or Plato. Or Socrates depending on your search engine. And, yes, it was a long, long time ago. But the principles remain the same. The checks and balances. The openness. The accountability. Scottish solicitors are accountable to the Law Society of Scotland. To whom are they the Law S

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On 31 December 2021, it will be the one-year anniversary of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU, the date commonly referred to as ‘Brexit’. The UK remains home to approximately 3.5 million European nationals, most of whom should, by now, have taken steps to secure their immigrati

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Human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer has been sentenced to four years' imprisonment in Egypt following a widely-criticised trial. Mr el-Baqer was tried alongside blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and journalist Mohamed 'Oxygen' Ibrahim before Egypt's controversial Emergency State Security Court (ESSC), whos

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Berlin's public transport company has introduced cannabis-infused tickets which have a "calming effect" when eaten by passengers. BVG, which operates the U-Bahn, tram, bus and ferry systems in the German capital, said the special tickets are made from edible paper sprinkled with three drops of hemp

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has today taken on a new role in relation to complaints in the new Alternative Business Structures regime. Following confirmation that the Scottish government has authorised the Law Society of Scotland as an Approved Regulator for Alternative Business

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