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A woman has been jailed for eight months after she falsely accused a colleague of sexually assaulting her. Teresa Watson, 50, was found guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court of making the false accusation against Martin Canavan when the two worked together in a WH Smith branch in Aberdeen Airport.

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The Rt Hon. Lord Carloway (pictured) has been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as Scotland's new Lord President. Lord Carloway succeeds the Rt Hon. Lord Gill who retired from the post as head of Scotland’s judiciary on 31 May 2015.

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The total cost to the taxpayer of legal assistance in Scotland was £138.6 million in 2014-15, a decrease of 8 per cent compared to the previous year according to the Scottish Legal Aid Board's (SLAB)annual report, published today . This £11.9m decrease is partly due to changes in the flow of crimi

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Digby Brown has reported its financial results for the year ending March 2015. Revenues were £24.6 million, up from £23.4m in the previous year, a 5 per cent increase. Profit for the firm was £7.8m, compared to £9.0m in the previous year, which it said was the result of significant investment in

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Harper Macleod has been appointed to act for Registers of Scotland (RoS) after winning a competitive tender under the new Scottish Central Government Framework. Registers of Scotland is the non-ministerial government department responsible for compiling and maintaining 17 public registers relating t

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The Scottish Budget for 2016-17, announced by John Swinney, contains a cut of a third in the Accountant in Bankruptcy budget. David Menzies examines how this will impact its services. The Scottish Government draft budget for 2016-17 has been announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney. While many of

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Smoking in cars where children are present will now be a criminal offence, after legislation was passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill was debated this week at stage 3 by MSPs. When the legislation comes into force, it will be a crimi

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A new justice centre in Inverness which will offer digital and other justice services throughout the Highlands has been approved by the Scottish government. Details of investment in the new Inverness Justice Centre were unveiled within the Scottish budget.

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Updated prison statistics for 2013-14 have been released today by Scotland’s chief statistician and include information on the Scottish prison population, including population by type of custody and establishment, characteristics of prisoners, receptions to/liberations from penal establishments an

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