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Maggie Moodie Morton Fraser has been appointed as sole external legal advisers under the Scottish Government Framework 2015, providing litigation services to various Scottish government directorates and agencies and to the Office of the Advocate General.

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John Swinney A campaigner’s bid to abolish a rule preventing people sexually abused in their own homes before 1979 from claiming compensation could succeed after he was given legal advice that the Scottish Parliament may have the power to revise the law.

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission(SLCC) has set out its four year strategy to improve Scotland’s legal complaints system. The independent public body, which investigates and resolves complaints from the public about Scottish lawyers, finalised the plan after a consultation earlier this year

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Ruaraidh Nicolson A ban on legal highs in Edinburgh is responsible for a drop in crime, according to a report due to go before Edinburgh City Council, The Herald reports.

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Book of revelations It was revealed last week that Scottish police had access to GCHQ’s project MILKWHITE in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, reminding us, in the words of Chelsea Manning, that "information should be free".

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A Scottish council has won a £3 million legal dispute with an insurance firm over the collapse of the Scottish Coal Company. South Lanarkshire Council raised a commercial action seeking payment of £3,117,724 from Aviva Insurance, which the local authority claimed was due under a “performance gua

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A new report published by the Scotland Institute today itemises the gain of European Union membership for workplace rights, finding that there is no reason to believe the UK government would seek to improve them and that Brexit would “weaken all the gains that have come from over 40 years of EU me

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Lord Carloway The Scottish Civil Justice Council (SCJC) has now published its third Annual Report outlining its achievements, accounts and a summary of the rules prepared during the year.

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Assistant chief constable Bernard Higgins Police Scotland is to increase the number of armed officers in response to increased threats from terrorists and armed criminals.

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A man charged with careless driving has walked free from court after the police forgot to produce key evidence. George Drummond, 38, was said to have driven without due care and attention and into the path of another vehicle, the Evening Telegraph reports.

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