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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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Registers of Scotland (RoS) has announced the publication of the first single official UK House Price Index (UK HPI). This publication covers statistics up to April 2016 and will continue on a monthly basis hereafter.

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Corporate insurance broker Lockton has warned that many firms across Scotland are unaware of the implications of one of the biggest shake-ups in UK insurance law for more than a century. On August 12 this year, the Insurance Act 2015 comes into force, making major changes to legislation which has be

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A charity chief in Aberdeen has been awarded an MBE for her services to disadvantaged children and young adults in Scotland. Lady Catto is chairwoman and a trustee of the charity VSA, which works to provide care and support to strengthen the future of young children and adults through a variety of s

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With less than a week to go, time is running out for any delegates who have not yet registered for the Scots Law 2016. Conference/Exhibition which will take place at the Glasgow Hilton on 20th & 21st June.

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Edward Snowden Documents revealing Scottish police had access to a GCHQ spy programme which collects information on individuals’ communications, use of social media and movements have been passed on to The Ferret.

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Shona Robison Proposals to introduce a national target for reducing Scotland’s drinking levels would see pubs and supermarkets restricted in the amount of alcohol they sell.

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