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The Scottish Criminal Bar Association (SCBA) has re-elected its main office-bearers at its 2016 annual meeting. Thomas Ross will continue in the post of president, while Claire Mitchell remains vice-president, with Gill Ross as secretary and Craig Findlater as treasurer.

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(L-R): Martin Darroch, Glasgow Warriors players Pat MacArthur and Jonny Gray and Professor Lorne Crerar. Harper Macleod has served up a deal with Guinness Pro12 champions Glasgow Warriors to become an official sponsor of the club.

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The University of Glasgow has celebrated the success of a business law project involving Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) students providing advice to business start-ups. CLASP (Corporate Law Advisory Support Project) sees students providing advice, under the supervision of qualified la

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of allowing assisted suicide under certain conditions across the country's provinces while giving the federal government four months to draft a law on its use. Previously, the High Court had given the Canadian Parliament a year to decide how and when d

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Eric McQueen While lawyers have told Scottish Legal News that High Court trials delays are due to court capacity, Eric McQueen, SCTS chief executive, argues that the answer is not to create more courts but to radically reform the justice system, putting digital technology at its heart.

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Members of Compass Chambers will be serving meals instead of legal papers on 31st January as part of the The Big Sunday Lunch in aid of the Child Brain Injury Trust, Scotland (CBIT). Compass is delighted to be co-sponsoring the event which is taking place at The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry.

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Andrew Smith QC Compass Chambers has announced that Andrew Smith has been successful in his application for silk in England and Wales and will now become a QC north and south of the border.

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Jim Eadie The general principles behind a bill that aims to introduce a new single tenancy for the private rented sector have been given support from a committee of MSPs, though some suggestions for improvements have been recommended.

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A man who murdered a neighbour by stabbing him in the neck has been sentenced to life in prison. Martin Carroll, 28, had earlier pled guilty to a charge of murder. He was jailed for a minimum of 14 years years after being given a mandatory life term.

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