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The Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates have signed a statement condemning the possible reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey. A joint statement presented to the standing committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) by CCBE President Michel Benichou was

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Hundreds of thousands of people who fell into arrears on their mortgage may be eligible for compensation after a ruling by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA is to consult on new guidance on the treatment of customers who have been affected by the way some firms calculate monthly mortgag

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Law firms are leading the way in a new social mobility initiative run by teacher-led charity Impressive People aimed at raising confidence and aspirations in state schools by highlighting their successful ex-pupils. The charity's director, Patrick Gaffney, explained: "Independent schools routinely h

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Only four percent of decrees and judgments relating to debt in Scotland were marked as satisfied in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 15 percent in England and Wales, according to figures from Registry Trust released today. Registry Trust is the non-profit organisation which collects judgment

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The average price of a property in Scotland in August 2016 was £144,561 – an increase of 4.3 per cent on the previous year and an increase of 1.3 per cent when compared to the previous month, according to the latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) published by Registers of Scotla

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The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic dealt with 484 cases over the past year, an increase of 26.4 per cent on the year before, according to its annual report. The figure was reported by Law Clinic director Donald Nicolson to its AGM in the university's Graham Hills Building this week, which was

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If you want to enhance your career, develop your skills or just give back your profession, there are lots of different personal and professional development opportunities at the Law Society. We are of most value to you and wider society when our members join in and contribute to what we do. And it

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A barrister and construction expert has been recognised by Scottish electrotechnical industry body SELECT with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Professor Rudi Klein is a barrister by profession, a former academic, visiting professor of construction law at the University of Northumbria and chief executi

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It could have been the perfect crime - but a man who allegedly tried to steal a venetian blind was forced to ditch his loot in his bid to escape arrest.

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House prices in Scotland's buy-to-let rental sector have risen by 5.4 per cent in the last 12 months, with Edinburgh and Lothians home to the highest rents in Scotland. The latest 2016 buy-to-let index from Your Move found that typical rental prices remained increased slightly from £574 in July to

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