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A Scotch whisky producer has won an appeal to register the words “Jura Origin” as a trade mark in respect of whiskies produced in Scotland. A judge in the High Court in London upheld an appeal by Glasgow-based Whyte and Mackay, after a hearing officer had earlier refused the application followin

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Police Scotland has unveiled plans for a £1.5 million facility to tackle cybercrime, to be based at an undisclosed location in or near Edinburgh. It is the first of three facilities that will eventually be created in Scotland, and is set to increase the police force's capacity to examine electronic

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called for a review into the practice of indefinite detention at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre. The independent public body made its call a week after attempts to investigate reports of asylum seekers being denied food and living in poor conditio

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Timothy Straker QC As people cast their votes in today's general election electoral law experts have warned the increasing use of postal votes should be reviewed to tackle fraud and abuse of the system.

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Robert Preston Robert Preston, of Living and Dying Well, an evidence-based think tank who are against proposed changes to the law on assisted-dying discusses the law as it stands both sides of the border.

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Lord Gill Lord Gill, Lord President of the Court of Session and Scotland’s most senior judge, has announced his intention to retire on 31 May 2015, having completed three years’ service in that office.

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Solicitor advocate Patrick McGuire (pictured) has offered to support the Save Menzieshill High campaign group by gathering evidence for a judicial review against Dundee City Council. The lawyer said that there were "significant concerns" about the local authority's consultation process and that the

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The General Court of the European Union has ruled that the Internet telephony software package Skype's name can easily be confused with broadcaster Sky. The ruling will prevent Microsoft for registering a trademark for Skype's name and logo within the EU, but a spokeswoman for the software company s

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Lawyers acting for the families of those killed in the Clutha helicopter crash have received a draft copy of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)'s report into the tragedy. The content of the report is confidential until interested parties have had the opportunity to query or challenge the c

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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will today hear from the Scottish Government as it examines the legality of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland. The court is considering the case for a minimum unit price of 50p to be introduced after legislation to enable it was passed unopposed by t

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The forthcoming health bill in the Scottish Parliament will include provision to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, according to public health minister Maureen Watt (pictured). The Scottish Government has said the move is important in order to "protect children from nicotine addiction", and

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