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Law Society staff are swapping a day in the office for a day running an Edinburgh charity shop to raise funds for Save the Children’s Nepal Earthquake appeal. Six Law Society of Scotland employees will be taking over Mary’s Living and Giving Shop for Save the Children in the heart of Edinburgh

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Sir Stephen Sedley, former Judge in the Court of Appeal for England and Wales is to deliver Edinburgh Law School’s annual Ruth Adler Lecture next week on the subject of human rights. Sir Stephen's topic — Human Rights and the Whirligig of Time — is particularly timely. The event is free to att

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Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson will go on trial this Friday accused of committing perjury in the trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan. Coulson, 47, appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh today and entered a plea of not guilty to the allegation that he lied under oath at Sheridan's own p

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Lord Hardie, chairman of the inquiry Members of the public have been invited to submit written evidence to the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, especially detailing how they were affected by the protracted development.

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The Law Society of Scotland is moving to a new office in Edinburgh later this year, the professional body of Scottish solicitors has announced. Law Society president Alistair Morris and chief executive Lorna Jack said the existing offices at Drumsheugh Gardens were increasingly unfit for purpose and

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Coroner Joanne Kearsley A private security guard who shot and killed two ex-servicemen in Iraq was not properly vetted by his employer, according to an inquest into their deaths.

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Voters could be asked to elect the next intake of MSPs for a five-year term to avoid an electoral clash with the UK general election expected in 2020. The devolved parliament has four-year terms, but is barred by law from holding elections at the same time as UK general elections, European Parliamen

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The Faculty of Advocates has voiced reservations about allocating fatal accident inquires (FAIs) to summary sheriffs, the new lower level of judicial office created under court reform legislation. Ministers have included FAIs in the jurisdiction of summary sheriffs in the Inquiries into Fatal Accide

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NHS 24 is suing a software company following a contractual dispute over the terms of an agreement to install a new computerised system for handling calls. A judge in the Court of Session allowed the Scottish medical advice service a proof before answer in its dispute with Capgemini UK Plc over two k

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Left to right: David Barniville, SC, Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland, Gordon Jackson, QC, James Wolffe, QC, Dean of Faculty, Stephen Hockman, QC, Treasurer of Middle Temple, and Gerald McAlinden, QC, Chairman of the Bar Council of Northern Ireland. The Faculty of Advocates was a proud host of

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Members of the Scottish Parliament are set to debate the Scottish Government's Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill today. Holyrood will debate the general principles of the legislation, which is intended to "consolidate and strengthen the existing criminal law against human traffickin

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Scottish legal firm Thorntons has invested in a new Cupar office, moving from its current location in Crossgate and Bonnygate to a larger property in the Fife town. The new office building at 49 Bonnygate, which previously housed a supermarket, is described as a modern office with reception area, me

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Shoosmiths partner Alison Gilson Shoosmiths has provided "exceptional advice" to a Scottish commercial vehicle specialist on a £6 million funding package to enable the company to expand into the Midlands of England.

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Law firm Balfour+Manson LLP is to welcome Army veteran Adam Powell for work experience this week thanks to its long-standing relationship with Scottish Veterans Residences (SVR). SVR is a registered charity that provides high quality accommodation in registered housing support services in Edinburgh,

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Amal Clooney (pictured) is set to travel to Belfast next month to meet nine claimants who want the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to rule that Edward Heath's government was complicit in the torture of Irish nationalists. Fourteen detainees were subjected to 'deep interrogation techniques' aft

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