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Deputy first minister John Swinney MSP The Scottish Government has thrown its weight behind calls for more powers to be included in the new devolution legislation working its way through Parliament.

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Campaigners have filed a legal claim with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that could end bulk data interception by UK intelligence agencies. UK charity Privacy International has filed the claim, arguing that GCHQ should end the bulk collection of data, which recently became illegal in the US

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Brodies LLP has appointed Derek Stillie to its sports law practice, bringing to Scotland’s largest law firm his experience as a former professional footballer and specialist knowledge of legal matters across the sporting spectrum. Derek, who joins Brodies as an associate based in the firm’s Glas

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A new campaign organisation backed by women's groups and the Scottish Trade Union Congress is calling for tougher laws that make it illegal to buy sex. End Prostitution Now is pressing the Scottish Parliament to introduce laws similar to those in Sweden, where it is criminal to buy sex but the selli

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Harper Macleod has announced two new Partners have joined the business, strengthening the firm's Edinburgh operation. Jennifer Jack (pictured, left) has joined from DWF and Sophie Coffey (pictured, right) has joined from Brodies, with both appointments coming as the firm prepares to move from Melvil

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Lord Drummond Young will give the keynote speech at the TrustLaw Conference at Scots Law 2015 on the subject of “The state of Scottish trust law and the need for reform”. Sponsored by Title Research, the conference will comprise a varied programme dealing with trustee investment powers and dutie

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Kenny MacAskill MSP Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has announced that he is to stand down as an MSP at next year's Holyrood election.

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Seven new members have been welcomed into the Faculty of Advocates with the promise that it could become one of the "great privileges" of their career. Three of the seven — Anne Bennie, Vincent Lunny, and Jane Rattray — have gone on to join Westwater Advocates, as reported in Scottish Legal News

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Oliver Adair The Law Society of Scotland has paid tribute to its former Council member and legal aid convener Oliver Adair who passed away earlier this week after a long fight with cancer.

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Anne Bennie, Vincent Lunny and Jane Rattray have joined Westwater Advocates after successfully completing the Faculty's "rigorous" devilling course. The new advocates have been hailed as "an asset to the stable".

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The Scottish Government has published plans to make people in Scotland "safer, secure and cyber aware". A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Safe, Secure and Prosperous Online sets out the government's approach to online security and seeks to gather views on "what we can all do to become more i

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