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Two men have been sentenced to a total of 13 years and four months after pleading guilty to their role in the management and operation of one the UK’s largest drugs networks. At the High Court in Glasgow, Roy Dunstance, 39, pled guilty to directing serious organised crime in relation to drug traff

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The Scottish Civil Justice Council’s (SCJC) winter tour has now finished with nearly 80 people attending sessions held at the sheriff courts in Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow. Presentations, delivered by council members and lawyers from the Lord President’s Private Office, provided information

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The Faculty of Advocates is to help give judges from Brazil an insight into the Scottish legal system. The Association of Brazilian Magistrates (AMB), which represents all levels of the Brazilian judiciary, has chosen UK as the venue from 23 May to 2 June, 2016, for its second International Congress

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There are now more female solicitors than male according to the latest statistics from the Law Society of Scotland. For the first time, 51 per cent of Scotland’s 11,000+ practising solicitors are female following an influx of women entering the profession in recent years.

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled theScottish government's minimum unit alcohol pricing plans are contrary to EU law as other tax options exist. Instead, the ECJ has recommended the introduction of alternative tax measures to achieve the same effect.

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Kenny MacAskill Former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has said drug policy should be devolved to Holyrood so there can be a major rethink on the issue.

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The Faculty of Advocates has sounded a note of caution about a potential impartiality issue in draft regulations on the composition of the Upper Tribunal for Scotland when hearing housing and property cases. The regulations transfer the functions and members of the Private Rented Housing Panel (prhp

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A gay man has avoided being extradited to Dubai on theft charges after a London court ruled there was a chance he would be tortured and not given a fair trial as homosexuality is outlawed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A judge at Westminster Magistrates Court, which deals with all extradition ca

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