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A senior lawyer instructed by the Scottish government will attend proceedings in the High Court in London today as campaigners challenge the process by which the UK will begin Brexit negotiations with the EU. It is not formally involved in the case, but is "keeping a close eye" on all court actions

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell Law enforcement agencies will be given new powers to seize the proceeds of crime and demand criminals explain the origins of their wealth under new UK legislation published today.

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Prison staff are working with a national charity to make HMP Shotts in Lanarkshire the first dementia-friendly prison in Scotland. Alzheimer Scotland is engaging with staff and prisoners to deliver Dementia Friends workshops and information sessions in the prison, making both staff and prisoners mor

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The skipper of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after a crew member died when the ship ran aground off the Shetland Islands. Christopher Smith pled guilty to a contravention of section 58(2)(b) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on 13 September.

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The Faculty of Advocates has come out in strong opposition to Scottish government plans to make litigants fund the civil justice system through court fees. Its response to the government consultation says the civil justice system "should be funded by the state from general taxation" as "a cornerston

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Former Justice Secretary Kenny Macaskill Former Justice Secretary Kenny Macaskill has said he believed in decriminalising illegal drugs while in office but that it "wasn't worth the fight" with his SNP and Scottish government colleagues.

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The Herald has today published a full obituary of Ronald King Murray, Lord Murray, the former Lord Advocate, Labour MP and Court of Session judge, who passed away on 27 September at the age of 97. The obituary, which notes Lord Murray’s considerable legal and political achievements, can be accesse

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The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association has announced, in association with the Scottish Criminal Bar Association (SCBA), the return of the Criminal Day Conference on Saturday 5 November 2016. The Conference will take place at the Hilton Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh. In keeping w

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