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Complaints arising from family law transactions account for one in five of all complaints made in Scotland about solicitors. In response to this, the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has released a guide for consumers, aimed at helping them avoid running into difficulties with their famil

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Derek Penman A police watchdog has said there is “merit” in considering a statutory code of practice for Police Scotland’s stop and search policy after it expressed a lack of confidence in the single force’s recorded figures.

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A number of legal figures have called for clarity on how anyone who assists a loved one to die will be dealt with by the law, calling the current situation “shameful”. The letter, signed by 21 academics, is being sent to the Scottish parliament’s health and sport committee this week and urges

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Reconviction statistics published today by Scotland’s chief statistician indicate that during the past decade there has been a decrease in the proportion of offenders being reconvicted, and a decrease in the number of times that offenders are reconvicted. This has largely been driven by decreases

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The latest year’s statistics on criminal justice social work have been published by Scotland’s chief statistician. Figures from Criminal justice social work statistics: 2013-14 show that the successful completion rate for social work orders has risen in each of the last five years, from 59 per c

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Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, formerly of Westwater Advocates and Sir Crispin Agnew QC, as Rothesay Herald took part in the ceremonial reading of the Royal Proclamation by the Lord Lyon this week, which dissolved the Westminster parliament. In a ceremony, which dates back to before the Unio

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Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the UK Supreme Court (pictured), has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn. Ms Rowe led much of the work involved in the creation of the Supreme Court and the transfer of staff and judges from the Appellate Committee

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Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn. Ms Rowe led much of the work involved in the creation of the Supreme Court and the transfer of staff and judges from the Appellate Co

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Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact order made by a sheriff have successfully appealed to have the decision quashed. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that the social workers’ conduct “did not amount to a lack of

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