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A website for the Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) has been launched, providing background information on the new body ahead of its establishment in October. Visitors will be able to keep up to date with plans for the SSC's creation through its dedicated website, www.scottishsentencingcouncil.org.u

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Andrew Caplen, president of the Law Society Legal firms across England and Wales are starting to refuse work funded by legal aid in protest of an 8.75 per cent cut to legal aid fees for criminal cases.

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Eileen Matthew Staff from Tayside legal firm Miller Hendry have raised more than £8,000 for charity through their sponsored walk on Saturday 13 June.

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Women and men across Scotland who suspect their partner has an abusive background may now have that information disclosed to them, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Police Scotland’s "Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse" in Scotland will be rolled out across the country later this yea

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Former MP Mark Lazarowicz has returned to the law and rejoined Westwater Advocates. Mr Lazarowicz, a non-practising advocate from 2001–15 while serving as the Labour and Co-operative MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, called to the bar in 1996 and established a varied civil practice specializing in

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The Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee today supported the general principles of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc (Scotland) Bill but urged the government to take the opportunity to consider improvements at stage 2 and to increase awareness of the purpose of an FAI. Publishing its Stag

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A campaign organisation has claimed that plans to appoint a "named person" to each child in Scotland have been dealt a blow by negative consultation responses. However, the Scottish government says the majority of the 133 individual consultation submissions in question "did not engage with the consu

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