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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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A Scots lawyer who embezzled over £1 million has been struck off by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT). SSDT investigators found David Lyons, 64, had been involved in numerous illegal practices.

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Scotland's court service has only sold a single former courthouse after a series of controversial closures begun more than two years ago according to BBC Scotland. Between November 2013 and January 2015 the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service (SCTS) closed ten sheriff courts.

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