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The Criminal Appeal Court has issued an opinion designed to highlight the point that a decision of a sifting judge must relate to the questions posed in a stated case and not to the content of any earlier application to the court. The Lord Justice Clerk, Lord Carloway (pictured), observed that while

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Justice secretary Michael Matheson has announced a near £1 million funding package for three leading voluntary organisations working to reduce reoffending in Scotland. The funding will allow Apex Scotland, SACRO and Families Outside to continue to deliver a range of specialist services in 2015/16 f

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Ben Bestgen (pictured) discusses the idea of separating share-ownership and the right to vote attaching to shares as well as the advantages and disadvantages of such a system. In Company Lawyer 2015 36(6), pp 67-71, Professor Panagiotis Panagiotou, a Greek attorney at the Supreme Court of Athens and

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A key Faculty of Advocates post, convenor of the law reform committee, has changed hands due to the general election. Joanna Cherry QC, stood down as convenor after being selected as a candidate in the election. She has been succeeded by Laura Dunlop QC (pictured).

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Scottish solicitors and members of the public are being warned to be on the alert for fraudulent law firms by the Law Society of Scotland. Qualified solicitors are increasingly being targeted by fraudsters using their details on fake law firm websites and the Law Society is asking its members to be

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The chief constable of Police Scotland Sir Stephen House has rebuffed claims confidence in the single force is “ebbing away” during questions at Holyrood yesterday over his leadership. MSPs brought Sir Stephen’s leadership into question at a justice subcommittee yesterday at Holyrood, with ind

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Brandon Malone (pictured) will be speaking on energy dispute resolution at the Global Law Summit in London next Tuesday in his capacity as one of the co-directors of the International Centre for Energy Arbitration along with co-director, Professor Peter Cameron, who is the director of the Centre for

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Homebuyers in Scotland are being asked to take part in a new research project to help find out more about what they think are the key issues involved in buying or selling a property. The research, commissioned by the Law Society of Scotland, is to help understand issues faced by people buying or sel

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Joanna Cherry QC (pictured right) has been selected by the SNP as their candidate for Edinburgh South West in the general election. The seat been represented by a member of the Faculty of Advocates since 1974, with Malcolm Rifkind QC, Linda Clark QC and, currently, Alastair Darling, who is standing

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Registers of Scotland (RoS) have reported a steady decline in rejection rates following the introduction of land registration changes in December. The fall in the number of rejected applications peaked last week with the rejection rate dropping to 6 per cent, highlighting the efforts made to underst

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