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The Liberal Democrats said they will introduce legislation to safeguard digital rights within the first six months of a new parliament should they enter government as part of a coalition following the general election next month. The proposed bill of digital rights would aim to ensure human rights a

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The police have admitted a number of failings in how they dealt with the death of a young boy in a fireball incident in Aberdeen last year. Preston Flores died in the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh following the incident in which his clothes were ignited as he played with petrol in th

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A Scottish businessman has been put on the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) “most wanted” list following allegations he defrauded financial institutions and customers in the US. The internal law enforcement agency has offered a reward of £13,600 for information assisting in the arrest

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Anderson Strathern has been appointed as the sole firm to provide presenting officer services to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) following a competitive tender exercise. The firm was previously one of two providers of the services.

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People in England and Wales who upload sexually explicit media to the internet without consent could be jailed for up to two years from today. The new law south of the border is included in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and will affect Scots who carry out “revenge porn” offences in th

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Survivors of historical child abuse in institutions including schools and places run by religious organisations are calling for compensation to be included in a forthcoming inquiry. The education secretary Angela Constance (pictured) will announce the scope of the inquiry at the end of April after h

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In an independent report by Experian, DWF has been ranked the second most active legal adviser in the UK and Ireland M&A market in the first quarter of the year. Following the completion of 21 deals, the firm’s 60-strong national corporate team has climbed three places from last year’s first

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Alan Miller Human rights are not a “red card” to be played by landowning interests to obstruct debate on land reform. You may be forgiven for thinking that when reading headlines about the Scottish Government’s land reform plans allegedly costing taxpayers £600 million in compensation bills.

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The Scottish Law Commission is hosting a major international law reform conference in Edinburgh on 11-12 April 2015 - the Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs). This is the first time the conference has been held in Scotland.

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Divorce laws should be reformed to allow for “no-fault” divorce the deputy president of the UK Supreme Court has said. Lady Hale (pictured) said she would like to see the acrimony removed from matrimonial disputes with divorces being granted without either party being held at fault.

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The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society held the semi-finals of its mooting competition in the High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow, with the two fixtures judged by Sheriff Miller and Sheriff Mackie. The two winning teams of Angus Brown and Andrew Park, and Paul Cannon and Andrew MacQueen will

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A corporate executor is not entitled to appoint an attorney, a sheriff has ruled, as the “fiduciary duties of an executor-nominate are personal to the holder of the office”. Sheriff John McCormick at Glasgow held that it was not competent for an executor-nominate which is a company - in this cas

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