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The jury’s decision at a mock trial will be in the hands of visitors attending the Health & Safety Scotland event held at the SECC in Glasgow on 22nd and 23rd April. As part of the event’s free educational programme, organised by the British Safety Council, A Mock Trial: A Construction Indus

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A new document has outlined how legal firms, the wider Scottish business community and consumers could benefit from the creation of a one-stop digital land and property information database in Scotland. The paper by Unifi Scotland will be the subject of a major conference on 10th March, where senior

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A date has been announced for the establishment of the new Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC). The Scottish government has confirmed that the SSC will be established by October this year with a view to having a first meeting in November.

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DNA tests in family courts will be provided across England from later this year, justice minister Simon Hughes (pictured) has announced. This follows two pilot schemes in Taunton and Bristol which were set up following anecdotal evidence that courtroom arguments led to delays in divorce cases, parti

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The Law Society of Scotland has published new equality standards for the legal profession along with a guide on carrying out an equal pay audit.The new standards and guide for law firms and other organisations employing solicitors follows publication of the Law Society’s third three-year equality

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Fraud in Scotland increased by 67 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year at the same time that fraud levels were falling across the UK according to the latest BDO FraudTrack which examines all reported fraud cases over £50,000 in the UK. The total value increased by £4,074,500 from £6,055

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The Crofting Commission has confirmed that it has withdrawn its appeal to the Court of Session in connection with the Scottish Land Court’s decision of 18 December 2014 in the case of MacGillivray v Crofting Commission. That case concerned the Crofting Commission’s policy on decrofting where a c

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The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to former chief accountant and deputy chief executive, Leslie Cumming (pictured), who passed away last week. Mr Cumming joined the Law Society as its chief accountant in 1984 and remained for 22 years until his retirement in 2006.

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A police constable who was injured while playing the role of an attacker during an officer safety training course has had a claim for damages refused by a judge in the Court of Session. Debbie Stevenson was “strangling” a colleague on the floor of a gym when she was thrown off during an exercise

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