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Lord Dervaird 1935-2015 The Scotsman has published a full obituary of Lord Dervaird, QC, former judge of the Court of Session and law lecturer who died on 23 December 2015 aged 80.

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed the announcement from Rural Affairs Secretary, Richard Lochhead, that the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board is to be retained. The society’s equalities law committee recommended that the board continue to protect the pay and conditions of agricultural worke

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Jacqueline Law, managing partner, with Aberdein Considine’s new partners and associates. Aberdein Considine has appointed eight new partners and secured new corporate and public sector clients as it continues its growth across Scotland.

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Police have warned the number of illegal alcohol delivery services connected with organised crime gangs are on the rise. So-called “dial-a-booze” services are operating throughout Scotland, especially in Glasgow.

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At the High Court in Glasgow this week seven members of a gang, some as young as 15 at the time of the incident, were sentenced for an indefensible attack on a man with learning difficulties. One 17-year-old male, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was ordered to be detained for six months. Mich

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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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