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Janet Hood The Law Society of Scotland is publishing guides for solicitors, paralegals and other legal workers who are returning to work after becoming parents.

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Marie Rimmer The Crown Office has said it will today re-raise the case against an MP accused of kicking a woman at a polling station on the day of the Scottish independence referendum.

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Shami Chakrabarti The early bird offer for Scottish Legal Training's event “Shami Chakrabarti On Liberty” will end after August 7.

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Three of the world’s top judges found representatives of the Magna Carta barons not guilty of treason, in a special event organised by the UK Supreme Court and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee. The mock trial saw two senior barristers debating whether King John’s actions

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Burness Paull has its eyes firmly on the prize for the 2015 Buccleuch Property Challenge. With a mixed team entered from the firm’s Edinburgh office, training is well and truly underway and they are raring to go – having just missed out on a trophy last year.

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Brian McConnachie QC The Crown has defended its decision not to prosecute the driver of the bin lorry whose vehicle careered out of control in Glasgow city centre last December and killed six people – despite the fact it knew he may have lied to the DVLA about previous blackouts at the wheel – s

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Chris Dickson and Olga Pasportnikov have been appointed as sheriffs of Grampian, Highland and Islands. Her Majesty the Queen appointed Mr Dickson and Mrs Pasportnikov on the recommendation of the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who nominated them on the basis of a report by the independent Judicial

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