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Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of its new chairman and vice-chairman. Patricia Hawthorn, partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been appointed chairman of the renewables body while Gordon MacDougall, managing director, Western Europe at global renewable developer RES, has been ap

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The Faculty of Advocates’ commitment to the rule of law has been strengthened by bringing it within the remit of the human rights committee. The new human rights and rule of law committeewill be chaired by Dorothy Bain QC (pictured), who was formerly principal advocate depute and currently serves

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Scotland must not be dragged out of the European Union against its will, Europe and International Development secretary Humza Yousaf has said. Speaking ahead of a debate on Scotland’s membership of the European Union in the Scottish parliament, Mr Yousaf stressed that the UK’s membership must be

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Scots lawyers are bringing in lower annual fees than their counterparts around the UK but are getting more optimistic according to new research. The Royal Bank of Scotland’s 2015 Financial Benchmarking Report on law firms found that for a Scottish equity partner the median fee income was £334,000

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Discipline tribunals involving solicitors are becoming increasingly complex according to the latest annual report from the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT). The tribunal, which has 12 solicitor and 12 non-solicitor members, heard and made decisions on 40 cases and there were 24 find

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A Holyrood committee has called for assurances that the NHS and other public services in Scotland would not be adversely affected by a trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and USA. In a report published today, the European and external relations committee has backed a call from the

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Scotland Yard is facing allegations of a cover up following reports that an undercover police investigation found evidence of child abuse at Westminster in the 1980s but scrapped it soon after detectives were ready to make arrests. BBC Newsnight said it was told that during a secret, three-month inq

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