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The Faculty of Advocates’ pro bono service has forged a link with the national UK charity, the British Polio Fellowship (British Polio) in the hope that it will bring benefits to polio survivors. British Polio has been accepted as an accredited agency of the Free Legal Services Unit (FLSU), enabli

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Views are today being asked for on proposals that will modernise specific aspects of succession law by MSPs on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. The Succession (Scotland) Bill is a Scottish Law Commission bill, implementing certain recommendations from their 2009 report.

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Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP The case for the introduction of elected conveners for Scottish Parliament committees as a stand-alone reform has not been made according to a report issued today by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee.

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Proposals to strengthen academic freedom in colleges and universities are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee as it scrutinises the Higher Education (Governance) Scotland Bill. The bill expands the current definition of academic freedom to cover the freedom

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell Scottish Secretary David Mundell told a committee of MSPs at Holyrood today that he would work constructively with them to deliver all the proposals contained in the all-party Smith Commission agreement.

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MSPs are today expected to pass the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill into law. A spokesperson for the Scottish government said the bill was introduced to fulfil their "long-standing commitment to eradicate gun crime in Scotland".

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Justice Secretary Michael Gove Outlining plans to end “grotesque inefficiencies” in the courts Justice Secretary Michael Gove said lawyers may face legislation forcing them to work for free in order to deal with “indefensible inequalities in the justice system”.

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Judicial complaints reviewer Gillian Thompson OBE MSPs yesterday heard evidence from judicial complaints reviewer Gillian Thompson OBE in support of a register of judicial interests.

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