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Detailed information on the scale and reach of social security benefits to be devolved to Scotland has been published. The new report gives Scottish specific statistics on each of the 11 benefits that will be controlled by theScottish parliament, such as number of claims, gender and age breakdown an

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DAC Beachroft has appointed Colin Bissett (pictured) to lead its insurance-related regulatory unit in Scotland. Mr Bissett joins the firm to further develop and handle instructions from insurers and other clients in the investigation and defence of motor, health and safety and environmental prosecut

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The Supreme Court has ruled the UK government’s benefit cap which restricts unemployed claimants to £500 a week in total welfare payments is lawful but that the policy is incompatible with the government's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

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The jury manual which is produced by the Judicial Institute for Scotland to assist judges and sheriffs in giving directions to juries “does not remove the trial judge’s duty to tailor the charge to the specific circumstances of the case”. A judge issued the reminder as the Criminal Appeal Cour

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed legislation which will require employers to publish what they pay their male and female staff. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill which has passed its third reading before the House of Lords will require businesses employing more than 250 peop

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The value of Scottish houses has reached a record high after more than making up the losses caused by the financial crisis according to a new report. Average house prices rose to about £167,000 in January.

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Scottish Renewables has announced the appointment of its new chairman and vice-chairman. Patricia Hawthorn, partner at Shepherd and Wedderburn, has been appointed chairman of the renewables body while Gordon MacDougall, managing director, Western Europe at global renewable developer RES, has been ap

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The Faculty of Advocates’ commitment to the rule of law has been strengthened by bringing it within the remit of the human rights committee. The new human rights and rule of law committeewill be chaired by Dorothy Bain QC (pictured), who was formerly principal advocate depute and currently serves

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Scotland must not be dragged out of the European Union against its will, Europe and International Development secretary Humza Yousaf has said. Speaking ahead of a debate on Scotland’s membership of the European Union in the Scottish parliament, Mr Yousaf stressed that the UK’s membership must be

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