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Police have warned the number of illegal alcohol delivery services connected with organised crime gangs are on the rise. So-called “dial-a-booze” services are operating throughout Scotland, especially in Glasgow.

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At the High Court in Glasgow this week seven members of a gang, some as young as 15 at the time of the incident, were sentenced for an indefensible attack on a man with learning difficulties. One 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was ordered to be detained for six months. Mich

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The Scottish government is to continue reviewing the effects of second-hand e-cigarette smoke on health after MSPs rejected a solicitor's bid to have vaping banned in cars. The Law Society of Scotland as well as pressure group Children in Scotland wanted to see legislation banning smoking in cars ex

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A Dundee woman who hid her partner's salary of £53,000 a year from welfare authorities so she could claim £27,000 in benefits to play the lottery and shop online has been jailed for a year. Anita Brown, 56, fraudulently claimed benefits for four-and-a-half years before being caught. She said she l

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Some senior legal figures in Scotland have suggested the sector is unlikely to see many more mergers. Recent years have seen big names including Dundas & Wilson, McGrigors,Biggart Baillie, Tods Murray and Semple Fraser disappear from the scene.

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Scots lawyers have “serious concerns” about snooping legislation proposed by the UK government that could see their confidential communications with clients intercepted. The Law Society of Scotland expressed concern about the consequences of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill for legal professi

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