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Michael Matheson Communities will “see real benefits” in their local areas from an increase in community sentences the Scottish government claimed after announcing £4 million extra funding for the scheme.

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Jeremy Black The UK’s top 100 law firms have seen a 5.4 per cent increase in fee income over the past year. Figures released yesterday, according to a survey by Deloitte, revealed a generally positive outlook on the financial position of the legal profession.

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A retired solicitor has been fined more than £4,000 for taking wild birds eggs from a nest on the Orkney Islands. At Kirkwall Sheriff Court 73 year old William Beaton, from Devon, pled guilty to wildlife crimes carried out in late May and early June this year on Orkney.

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An innovative system which allows for court documents to be presented on Android tablets was put to the test in the Supreme Court of Ireland yesterday. The bespoke eCourt app, developed by eCúirt Teoranta, was used yesterday during the appeal case of Lannigan v Barry.

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A Russian lawyer is taking his ex-girlfriend to court in a bid to have her return the cash he spent on a couple's holiday in Crimea. Nikolai Zyablikov, 38, who is suing Nina Zgurskaya, 29, brought meticulously categorised receipts for flowers, food and drinks to district court in the Siberian city o

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the UK’s policy requiring recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right to reside in the UK, while indirectly discriminatory, is justified by the need to protect the finances of the host member state. The regulation on the coo

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Roddy Dunlop The election for the new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is shaping to be a three-way contest between Roddy Dunlop QC, Peter Gray, QC, and Gordon Jackson QC.

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A sheriff has slammed police who offered a man a fixed penalty fine for an imprisonable offence after he caused disturbance in a hospital. Brian Halliburton, of Dundee, followed staff around Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital, filming them and claiming that they were “neglecting patients”. When asked

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Guidance for public authorities about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) needs to get back to basics, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. Under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, a duty is placed on a range of public bodies, such as local authorities

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The Succession Act paves the way for a more radical overhaul, writes Alexis Graham. Death and divorce are not popular topics, but given the inevitability of one and the relative frequency of the other, recent changes are certainly to be welcomed by the public and practitioners alike.

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