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Duncan Fisher Bond Dickinson has been appointed to Taylor Wimpey's legal panel following a review of the housebuilder's legal providers. Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK's largest residential developers, building and selling over 12,500 homes in 2014.

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The Faculty of Advocates’ Laigh Hall will become a Santa’s Grotto, as members and staff look to make it a memorable Christmas for vulnerable families in Fife. Donations of presents and Xmas treats are being taken during the week 7-12 December, and will be stored in the Laigh Hall before being tr

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Katie Russell (pictured right) and Caroline Shand (pictured below) have become partners atShepherd and Wedderburn, further strengthening its position in employment and in the real estate and infrastructure sector. Reflecting the firm’s continuous growth, the promotions take the firm’s number of

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The Law Society of Scotland is operating from its Victorian townhouse offices on Drumsheugh Gardens for the last time today. The Society confirmed its plans to move from the B-listed buildings to new Edinburgh offices at Atria One on Morrison Street in May this year, with the new office premises off

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Preparations for the publication of the Scottish Legal News Annual Review 2016 are now well under way. As usual it is packed with interesting content from experts in their field. Our circulation manager, Jim Ross, has been in many touch with many firms to discuss their orders for this free 100-page,

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The Justice Secretary Michael Gove has abolished the mandatory criminal courts charge after over 100 magistrates resigned in protest to the highly controversial measure. Chris Grayling, Mr Gove's predecessor, introduced the charge in April. It has faced fierce opposition from across the legal commun

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South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after an appeals court overturned a verdict of culpable homicide – ruling an inferior court misapplied the doctrine dolus eventualis. Mr Pistorius murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 after he shot her four

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A gritting company which claimed Scotland’s transport agency breached public procurement law by failing to hold a competitive tendering process for purchasing de-icing salt during two of the country’s coldest winters on record has failed in an appeal to recover more than £3 million. Judges in t

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The Faculty of Advocates has suggested to MSPs that they look again at establishing a Victims’ Commissioner in Scotland. The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committeesought views on draft Victims’ Rights (Scotland) Regulations, which have been tabled by the Scottish government.

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A self-employed game farmer has pled guilty to wildlife offences, leading to the second conviction in Scotland by vicarious liability for wildlife crime against wild birds. At Stirling Sheriff Court, Graham Christie was fined a total of £3,200 after admitting his liability for the crimes committed

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