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The Faculty of Advocates has pointed to “the potential to enhance justice” if US-style damages based agreements (DBAs) are introduced in Scotland. However, it stressed the need for regulation of such agreements, and voiced concern at the Scottish government’s decision not to regulate claims ma

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A call for views on legislation which will create a new criminal offence for adults who smoke in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child has been launched by Holyrood's health and sport committee. The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill aims to protect children from s

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The University of Edinburgh Law School has been ranked as one of the world’s top 30 in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. Edinburgh climbed five places in the law rankings, from 32 to 27, and is one of only six UK universities to make the top 30.

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From left: Jaimie Wolbers, Kim Atkinson, Sean Callery, David Meighan (lying down), Sarah Jane Scott, Russell Whyte, Marina Sinclair-Chin, Georgie Millyard, Victoria Kimber, Matthew Jack, Katie Wood, Martin Wood.  

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published an analysis of trends in the Law Society of Scotland’s handling of complaints about solicitors’ conduct from 2009 to 2014. Under the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, the SLCC is the single gateway for complaints abo

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Police Scotland have revealed that a pilot scheme that gives women the right to know if their partner has a history of violence has provided information to six women since it launched last year.

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The General Court of the European Union as cancelled two community trademarks registered by Louis Vuitton because the square pattern is not distinctive enough. The French fashion house has been arguing since 2009 that its dark brown and beige square pattern, registered in 1998, and its black and gre

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The parents of missing child Madeleine McCann have been awarded €500,000 in damages after a Portuguese detective accused them of being complicit in their daughter's abduction. Gonçalo Amaral, who led the search for the three-year-old in 2007, was on trial at the Palace of Justice in Lisbon over c

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