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Kenny Crawford The latest publication of the UK House Price Index (UK HPI) shows that the average price of a property in Scotland in May 2016 was £141,142, an increase of 4.0 per cent on the previous year and an increase of 2.8 per cent when compared to the previous month. This compares to a UK ave

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The Faculty of Advocates has joined bars elsewhere in the UK and Ireland to express its concern about the situation in Turkey and its possible implications for the rule of law in the country. The leaders of the four bars – Scotland, England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland – took time a

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A father who claimed that his daughter was “coached” to make false accusations that he sexually abused her has failed in his appeal against a sheriff’s decision to refuse his application for contact with his child. The sheriff had ruled that it was in the child’s “best interests” to refu

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Gavin McEwan of Turcan Connell writes about the changes charities will see after Brexit. Charity law and regulation are matters which have remained largely within the control of the UK and Scottish parliaments, with little interference from Europe. As a result, there are no major upsets on the legal

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Gregor Mitchell HBJ Gateley has announced the appointment of a private client specialist to bolster their Private Client team across Scotland.

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The National Prisoner Healthcare Network has called for a pilot study to be set up to examine the practicality and validity of introducing screening for head injury in prison to identify prisoners who may have committed crimes because of historic injuries. Research has shown that the risk of violent

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The number of people appearing in Tayside and Fife courts on charges of stalking has soared to more than twice the level of just two years ago. The numbers were revealed under a freedom of information request by The Courier. Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court has seen the biggest surge in cases, with three tim

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