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The completion rate for community payback orders was highest for those aged over 40 (78 per cent) and those in employment (81 per cent), a criminal justice social work report by the Scotland’s Chief Statistician published today shows. The number of social work orders issued in 2015-16 was 20,400,

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The average duration of proceedings before both the European Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union has fallen, new judicial statistics show. The average length of proceedings before the Court of Justice fell to 15 months in 2016, which it said reflected its efforts to improve

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Legislation aimed at addressing the frustration caused by overgrown hedges will be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee.The High Hedges (Scotland) Act came into force in 2013 with the aim of resolving issues with overgrown hedges that interfere with the

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The Scotsman has published a full obituary for Roanne Dods, a dancer, Scots lawyer and arts producer who passed away last month at the age of 52. Ms Dods read law at Edinburgh University and specialised in urgent litigation around family violence before embarking on a creative career and ultimately

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Two board members and a new chair have taken up their posts at the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCR), the organisation that looks into alleged miscarriages of justice. New chair, Bill Matthews, is a former senior executive with Motorola who subsequently spent a number of years in the

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Professor Dame Sue Black and her team at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) have reconstructed the face of a Pictish man they showed to have been brutally murdered 1,400 years ago. Archaeologists excavating a cave in the Black Isle, Ross-shire, found the

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The man convicted of the murder of school girl Paige Doherty has had his sentence reduced following an appeal after claiming that the punishment part imposed was “excessive”. John Leathem was sentenced to life imprisonment with a punishment part of 27 years after pleading guilty to the murder of

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