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Pupils from schools in Dundee, Glasgow and St Andrews have earned their places in the final of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, having pitted their wits against schools across the country.Just four of the original 128 teams that entered the Law Society’s national debating tournament,

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Any change to legislation on organ donation and transplants would have to be supported by a major public education campaign to boost donor numbers according to the Law Society of Scotland. In its response to the Scottish government consultation on increasing organ and tissue donation and transplanta

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Fergus Ewing Crofters have elected six new commissioners to serve on the Crofting Commission Board where they will support the crofting system for current and future generations.

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Government Brexit plans demonstrate a lack of ambition for equality and human rights standards, one human rights chief has warned.Publishing a "5 point plan" on how Britain’s status as a "world leader on equality and human rights" can be maintained and strengthened after we leave the European Unio

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A new bill to strengthen the laws against those who psychologically abuse their partners using coercive and controlling behaviour has been published today. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met survivors of abuse at Glasgow Young Women’s Movement (YWCA) centre on the day the Scottish government intro

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Dr Wolfgang Richter Legal business DWF has announced plans to open an office in Berlin in order to strengthen its financial services, real estate and corporate/M&A service lines and continue expanding its European footprint. The office will open 3 April 2017.

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Groundwork is due to begin today on Scotland’s first purpose-built justice centre in Inverness, the Press and Journal reports.The news comes after confirmation of a demolition warrant for a derelict bus garage on the site at the Longman industrial estate following approval by Highland Council.

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For the academic year 2017–18, the Stair Society will offer one or more one-year bursaries of £1,000 to postgraduate students who are enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme and who are preparing a thesis in Scottish legal history, broadly construed. At the time of application eligible postgraduat

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Her Majesty the Queen has appointed two new Senators to the College of Justice on the recommendation of the First Minister. Sheriff Paul Arthurson QC and Alan Summers QC will sit as judges in the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary.

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The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) has announced Dame Anne Begg DBE (pictured right) as a patron and the promotion of third-year law student Sophie Mills to the position of student director. Miss Mills becomes the project’s seventh student director, succeeding Louise Sloan who is graduating and intend

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