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Measures to make the legislative process in Scotland more transparent have today been published by the Scottish parliament’s standards, procedures and public appointments committee. In the first major review of the legislative process since the parliament was established, the committee has called

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A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) is to be held on 22 July into the road traffic incident which resulted in the deaths of six people and left ten injured in Glasgow city centre on December 22nd last year. The FAI will take place on 22 July 2015 at Glasgow Sheriff Court with a preliminary hearing on 13

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Detailed information on the scale and reach of social security benefits to be devolved to Scotland has been published. The new report gives Scottish specific statistics on each of the 11 benefits that will be controlled by theScottish parliament, such as number of claims, gender and age breakdown an

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DAC Beachroft has appointed Colin Bissett (pictured) to lead its insurance-related regulatory unit in Scotland. Mr Bissett joins the firm to further develop and handle instructions from insurers and other clients in the investigation and defence of motor, health and safety and environmental prosecut

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The Supreme Court has ruled the UK government’s benefit cap which restricts unemployed claimants to £500 a week in total welfare payments is lawful but that the policy is incompatible with the government's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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The jury manual which is produced by the Judicial Institute for Scotland to assist judges and sheriffs in giving directions to juries “does not remove the trial judge’s duty to tailor the charge to the specific circumstances of the case”. A judge issued the reminder as the Criminal Appeal Cour

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed legislation which will require employers to publish what they pay their male and female staff. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which has passed its third reading before the House of Lords will require businesses employing more than 250 peop

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The value of Scottish houses has reached a record high after more than making up the losses caused by the financial crisis according to a new report. Average house prices rose to about £167,000 in January.

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