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The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has ruled out prosecution of firefighters who refused to rescue a 44-year old lawyer who fell down a 15-metre mineshaft in Ayrshire and later died. The family of Alison Hume, who worked for Renfrewshire law firm McCusker McElroy and Co, have cal

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Bill Drummond Brodies LLP has reported that the successful completion of the first year of its 2014/17 strategic plan led to an 11.2 per cent increase in turnover to £57.94 million in the 12 months to 30 April 2015.

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The Law Society of Scotland has told the Scottish government that its Lobbying Transparency Bill needs to provide an unambiguous definition of "lobbyist". The lawyers' association stressed the need for "due consideration" and "open communication between interested parties and those making important

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The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to demand answers of Police Scotland after the force failed to deny it had used surveillance powers to spy on journalists in order to flush out their sources. Paul Holleran, NUJ organiser in Scotland, will call on police to reveal whether they used their po

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Pictured (left to right): Cerico’s Richard Masters, Julia Trotter and Jim Armstrong Pinsent Masons has announced that it has taken a majority stake in Cerico, the cloud-based compliance platform which it launched in conjunction with IT developer Campbell Nash two years ago.

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David Bell Bryson, the Scottish pensioner convicted in Bulgaria of murdering an 11-year old boy, plans to appeal his conviction after losing a retrial last month. Mr Bryson, 75, was convicted of the 2012 murder of Stanislav Mirchov in January 2013, but successfully appealed to the Supreme Court of C

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Brian Napier QC Hospitality workers who fail to declare their tips to the tax authorities cannot rely on basic employment rights and protection from unfair dismissal, lawyers have warned.

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Fans Against Criminalisation (FAC) has demanded that a Scottish government minister withdraw inaccurate remarks he made about the campaign organisation's position during a Holyrood debate. Community safety minister Paul Wheelhouse told the Scottish Parliament's debating chamber that FAC had welcomed

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Over 1000 lawyers and other members of the legal community have attended the Scots Law 2015 Convention Series. The next event in the Series will take place at the Glasgow Hilton on 26th & 27th October.

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Colin Borland, the FSB’s head of external affairs in Scotland Plans to create a “lobbyist register” risk discouraging business from taking part in public policy debate, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

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Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Margaret Lynch The worst performing energy firms have failed to improve on poor complaint handling, according to energy complaints data from the Citizens Advice Service.

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