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Lawyers acting for the families of those killed in the Clutha helicopter crash have received a draft copy of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB)'s report into the tragedy. The content of the report is confidential until interested parties have had the opportunity to query or challenge the c

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The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg will today hear from the Scottish Government as it examines the legality of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland. The court is considering the case for a minimum unit price of 50p to be introduced after legislation to enable it was passed unopposed by t

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The forthcoming health bill in the Scottish Parliament will include provision to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, according to public health minister Maureen Watt (pictured). The Scottish Government has said the move is important in order to "protect children from nicotine addiction", and

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The Law Society of Scotland has published a package of recommendations which it says would create a better funded and more efficient legal aid system to protect access to justice in Scotland. Legal Assistance In Scotland - Fit for the 21st Century was published today following wide-ranging consultat

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Shepherd and Wedderburn is sponsoring the 'Alcoholic Drink' category in the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards, set to take place in Edinburgh this month. The category features three innovative nominees: Dunnet Bay Distillers, based in Caithness, for their Rock Rose Gin; Ian Mac

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The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association has added three further events in late Spring to its ongoing programme of educational events. Beyond the Basics: Instructing Advocates takes place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 12 May with a special focus on the instruction of counsel after the Court Reform (Scotlan

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More than 100 judges, peers, prominent lawyers and doctors working in the civil and criminal justice system have called on the incoming government to restore legal aid to prevent “widespread miscarriages of justice”. In an open letter to the Guardian, the signatories – who include former appea

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The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has confirmed it will investigate the death of 31-year old Sheku Bayoh, who died after being arrested by police in Fife on Sunday morning. The father-of-two was arrested after police were called to a Kirkcaldy street near his home in the ear

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The Scottish Government's Commission on Local Tax Reform has appealed to the public and interested organisations to submit evidence on the future of local government funding. The commission is expected to report to the government and local government body COSLA in Autumn, ahead of next year's Scotti

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Brodies LLP has promoted seven lawyers to Partner, six to Associate and nine to a newly-created ‘Managing Associate’ role, taking the number of partners in the firm up to eighty-nine. The newly-promoted Partners are Tom Boulton-Jones (Corporate),Laurence Douglas (Retail & Leisure, Real Estat

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has set out its budget for 2015-16, prepared after consultation with the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and others. The budget, which is going before the Scottish Parliament for scrutiny, includes an overall reduction of 2.5 per cent

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UK Supreme Court proceedings can now be viewed any time, any place, with the launch of an on-demand archive of past hearings unveiled today. Lawyers, law students and anyone interested in the workings of the highest court in the land will now be able to watch hearings of cases over the preceding yea

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