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It's a new start for the New Year at Scottish Legal News as we welcome you to our new-look newsletter and website. The new, cleaner and sleeker newsletter is designed to improve readability for our 14,000 daily subscribers, particularly those who access the newsletter on phones.

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The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal in part of a board claiming entitlement to give instructions on behalf of the Central Bank of Venezuela and has dismissed the cross-appeal of a contender board. Lord Lloyd–Jones, with whom Lord Reed, Lord Hodge, Lord Hamblen and Lord Leggatt

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It has been another difficult year for us all as the threat from the virus ebbs and flows. Against this backdrop, the ideological fault lines in wider society have become clearly visible in the legal profession too: whether in debates about the powers of the executive and judiciary or the presumptio

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Today we include comments from Stephen's fellow members of Faculty and the wider profession. They attest to his kindness, intelligence and humility as well as the grief and deep well of feeling his death has brought to all who knew him. Advocate Calum Wilson, who devilled with Stephen, said: "I

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Dear Editor, The Faculty of Advocates is, understandably, opposed to the suggested independent regulator for legal services in Scotland. I am not and never have been a member of Faculty and so I am independent in the true sense. I am not in the Dean’s pocket, nor is he in mine.

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Pre-tax profits at Ledingham Chalmers have risen to £4 million, up from last year’s £3.6m. Turnover in the latest period totalled £12.3m, down from £12.7m the year before.

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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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