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The Scottish government has said a decision has not yet been made on the planned women’s prison in Greenock. The £75 million HMP Inverclyde has been widely opposed by campaigners and opposition parties who say the focus should be on reducing the number of women being put in prison.

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A High Court judge is to be asked whether the families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing can launch an appeal to get the conviction of Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi overturned. Mr al-Megrahi was the only person convicted over the bombing of a Pan Am plane that killed 270 people as it flew over the so

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Ending the automatic early release of prisoners will affect cases where a judge is considering a non-mandatory life sentence, the Faculty of Advocates has told MSPs. When examining the option of an order for lifelong restriction (OLR), the Faculty said, a judge must look forward and assess whether t

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The Parole Board for Scotland has published its Annual Report 2013-14 today. The report shows, among other things, that out of 426 prisoner cases referred to the Board, 139 (or 33 per cent) were recommended for release on parole.

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Following yesterday’s publication by the UK government of a draft bill for the transfer of powers from Westminster to Holyrood Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “We welcome the publication of the draft clauses and are pleased to see that they take into account the

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Top judges have said that plans to increase fees for those wanting to bring lawsuits in the commercial court by up to 622 per cent could damage businesses and also endanger London’s position as a global centre for litigation. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) intends to raise £120 million in addition

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The Faculty of Advocates has called for new Scottish tax tribunals to be given a “brief but powerful” overriding objective. Under current Scottish government plans, the guiding principle for the tribunals would be to deal with cases “accessibly, fairly, quickly and effectively”.

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Donald Trump has renewed his legal challenge against an offshore windfarm he claims is destroying his attempts to build a golf resort in the north east. Mr Trump has raised a court action in the Court of Session against Scottish ministers who are supporting the Aberdeen Bay scheme.

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Finance Secretary John Swinney (pictured) has, as expected, set out new rates for the land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT), a move forced upon him by UK chancellor George Osborne, whose changes to UK stamp duty undercut Mr Swinney's initial proposals. The new rates will see 50 per cent of all h

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