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A parliamentary report scrutinising proposals to legalise assisted suicide has been published today by the health and sport committee. Deputy convener of the committee, Bob Doris MSP said: “First of all, the committee wants to acknowledge the positive intentions of Patrick Harvie MSP in bringing t

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Today sees the publication of Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses by a number of Scottish criminal justice organisations. The document explains what victims and witnesses can expect to happen at each stage of the criminal justice process, specific standards of service to expect, and inclu

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The Faculty of Advocates has pointed to “the potential to enhance justice” if US-style damages based agreements (DBAs) are introduced in Scotland. However, it stressed the need for regulation of such agreements, and voiced concern at the Scottish government’s decision not to regulate claims ma

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A call for views on legislation which will create a new criminal offence for adults who smoke in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child has been launched by Holyrood's health and sport committee. The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill aims to protect children from s

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The University of Edinburgh Law School has been ranked as one of the world’s top 30 in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. Edinburgh climbed five places in the law rankings, from 32 to 27, and is one of only six UK universities to make the top 30.

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From left: Jaimie Wolbers, Kim Atkinson, Sean Callery, David Meighan (lying down), Sarah Jane Scott, Russell Whyte, Marina Sinclair-Chin, Georgie Millyard, Victoria Kimber, Matthew Jack, Katie Wood, Martin Wood.  

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published an analysis of trends in the Law Society of Scotland’s handling of complaints about solicitors’ conduct from 2009 to 2014. Under the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007, the SLCC is the single gateway for complaints abo

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