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Following a roundtable discussion on the application of disciplinary sanctions last month, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has now issued finalised guidance to the relevant professional organisations. The guidance is based on benchmarking against best practice across a variety of oth

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Partner abuse experienced in the last 12 months was highest amongst young people aged 16 to 24 years according to a new survey. The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) 2014/15: Partner Abuse, presents statistics on adults’ experiences of partner abuse taken from interviews with almost 10,000

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Young people, particularly young women, experienced the highest level of stalking and harassment in the last 12 months according to a new survey. The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) 2014/15: Sexual Victimisation and Stalking presents statistics on adults’ experiences of sexual victimisati

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Katie Williams Innovation and entrepreneurship are being stifled by "unfair" employment covenants which prevent professionals and skilled workers taking up new jobs, according to employment specialist Katie Williams.

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Voting closes tomorrow for this year’s Law Society Council elections and solicitors working in Glasgow and Fife are being encouraged to make the most of their vote. Twelve candidates are standing for the seven seats that represent the Glasgow and Strathkelvin constituency and the Cupar, Dunfermlin

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Kenny MacAskill The former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has claimed terrorists from Libya, Syria, Iran and Palestine were behind the 1988 Lockerbie Bombing and that his opposite number at Westminster, Jack Straw, admitted oil interests were the reason for a prisoner transfer agreement with Liby

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The Herald has published a full obituary for Sheriff Principal Ronald Ireland QC who passed away last month at the age of 91. He was best-known for heading up a 1988 fatal accident inquiry at Aberdeen Sheriff Court into the explosion on the North Sea oil Rig Ocean Odyssey.

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The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has instructed the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) to carry out an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to a fatal road crash in Edinburgh last Thursday. A 33-year-old female pedestrian was treated a

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The Society of Solicitor Advocates has published its May newsletter, which includes commentary from the outgoing Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, Kenneth Maciver QC and Iain Paterson on the new Sheriff Appeal Court. It also lists the new solicitor advocates who were granted rights of audience in

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