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Dr Amy Lawton, senior lecturer in tax law at Edinburgh Law School, has received a Fulbright Award to enable her to research at Villanova Law School. She has been selected from a strong applicant pool to explore the impact of legal representation in the tax court in both the US and the UK.

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Edinburgh-based AI legal assistant platform Wordsmith has raised $5 million (around £3.94m). The seed funding was led by Index Ventures, with participation from General Catalyst and angel investors including Skyscanner founder Gareth Williams.

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Legislation to amend the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 has been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Act, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2018, sets an objective that 50 per cent of a public board’s non-executive members should be women.

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A man convicted of concealing a haul of unaccounted-for money in a van has been ordered to pay back thousands of pounds under proceeds of crime legislation. In March 2022, Andrew Early, 38, pled guilty along with a co-accused to hiding £30,020 in the vehicle.

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Criminal barristers in Ireland are set to strike again next month following the government's failure to follow through on a promise to review fee levels. It follows last year's unprecedented one-day withdrawal of services on Tuesday 3 October, which forced government ministers to the negotiating tab

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. China has renamed hundreds of Uyghur villages and towns, say human rights groups

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ESPC has announced that it will dedicate its charity fundraising efforts to the Scottish youth homelessness charity Rock Trust for its 2024/25 business year. Rock Trust aims to end youth homelessness in Scotland by ensuring that every young person can access specific services to assist them in avoid

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A barrister who lost his temper and punched a fashion designer during a performance of Wagner's famous Ring cycle has been suspended from practice for a year. English lawyer Matthew Feargrieve was convicted of assault following his altercation with Ulrich Engler during the 2018 performance at London

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Lord Sumption has backed calls for an amnesty for those given criminal convictions for breaking Covid rules. The former Supreme Court justice said that the criminalisation of more than 29,000 people was “ridiculous” and a “miscarriage of justice".

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The UK government has faced fresh calls for a public inquiry into policing at the so-called Battle of Orgreave on its 40th anniversary. The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) yesterday delivered copies of a new report titled Orgreave Truth and Justice: 40 years on, the case for an Inquiry to

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