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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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Drivers and passengers who abuse the blue badge scheme could have their badges confiscated through new legislation coming into force at the end of this month. The blue badge scheme provides an essential service for disabled people by allowing access to parking bays which are normally closer to work,

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The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon (pictured), has welcomed Scottish Legal News’ findings on the growing number of women entering the legal profession. We found that 62 per cent of the 589 current Diploma in Legal Practice students are women with only 223 males taking the qualification necessary

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The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) has announced two further events in its March programme. On Thursday, 19 March 2015, the latest "Spotlight on..." series event will be hosted by Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow.

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