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A homeowner who was declared bankrupt after failing to pay more that £11,000 in council tax has had an appeal to have an award of sequestration granted against her reduced despite claiming that she never lived in the property. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session said “exceptional ci

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Staff at Burness Paull have raised thousands of pounds for their charity partner over the last 12 months, helping to support people living with mental illness. The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) was chosen as a charity partner by staff at the law firm and since early 2014, employees a

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Fiona McAllister (pictured) discusses privacy rights six months after the creation of IPSO. Six months after the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) issued its Data Protection guidance and the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) took over from the Press Complaints Commission, we still

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An increasing number of fake marriages are taking place in Scotland as people attempt to use the system as a means of entry into the UK according to official figures. Registrars have reported a peak of 570 suspected fraudulent weddings in the past year, according to the National Records of Scotland.

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A legal hearing is to be held in Edinburgh to speed up the criminal investigation into the North Sea helicopter crash which saw four offshore workers killed. The lord advocate, Frank Mulholland QC (pictured), will argue in the Court of Session on May 19 that accident investigators should hand over t

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A heroin addict who was jailed for selling ecstasy at a rave to fund his habit has won an appeal against sentence. Andrew Fisher was sentenced to three years imprisonment after being found with over 100 ecstasy tablets at a dance event, but appeal judges reduced the custodial term after ruling that

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This weekend will see celebrations and events across the world to mark International Women’s Day. The dean of the Faculty of Advocates, James Wolffe QC (pictured) said: “Sunday will be International Women’s Day.

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Past president of the Law Society of Scotland Bruce Beveridge has been appointed a non-executive director and chair of thinkWhere, a geographic information system (GIS) consultancy. Mr Beveridge has extensive senior executive and board experience with a career which has included the Government Legal

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Friends and members of the SYLA are reminded that ticket sales for the SYLA Spring Ball close at 2359 on Friday 13 March 2015– ball-goers are encouraged to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment.

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Measures to improve the transparency of information about MSPs' financial interests are today being proposed by the Scottish parliament’s standards procedures and public appointments committee. In its report, the result of an inquiry conducted over the course of this session, the committee propose

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