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Scotland Yard is facing allegations of a cover up following reports that an undercover police investigation found evidence of child abuse at Westminster in the 1980s but scrapped it soon after detectives were ready to make arrests. BBC Newsnight said it was told that during a secret, three-month inq

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Drivers and passengers who abuse the blue badge scheme could have their badges confiscated through new legislation coming into force at the end of this month. The blue badge scheme provides an essential service for disabled people by allowing access to parking bays which are normally closer to work,

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The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon (pictured), has welcomed Scottish Legal News’ findings on the growing number of women entering the legal profession. We found that 62 per cent of the 589 current Diploma in Legal Practice students are women with only 223 males taking the qualification necessary

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The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) has announced two further events in its March programme. On Thursday, 19 March 2015, the latest "Spotlight on..." series event will be hosted by Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow.

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Harper Macleod is growing its business from overseas by assisting companies in Eastern Europe gain a foothold in the UK, while advising Scottish businesses interested in expanding abroad. Romanian digital textbook company Lean Forwardhas established a presence in the UK after it was advised by Harpe

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A former lord chancellor has delivered a speech criticising the current holder of the office for his failures to discharge his constitutional duties and uphold the rule of law as well as access to justice, The Times reports. Delivering the 2015 Bentham Lecture in London,Lord Falconer of Thoroton (pi

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Scottish solicitors are showing greater confidence in the future of their profession according to a recent Law Society of Scotland survey. In the annual survey of Law Society members’ views, 61 per cent said that they were optimistic about the future of the profession, compared to just 53 per cent

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Ninety-two year old Dundonian George Cameron says working as a legal messenger could be the secret of a long life. The retired baker took up his post as messenger at Lawson, Coull & Duncan27 years ago and plans to continue working for the firm until he reaches 100 years of age.

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Law firms that do not address "the root causes of gender diversity" risk being "overtaken", according to a report from London business advisory group Skarbek Associates. The 'Diversify Or Die' report warns that "firms that do not make the most of their resources by addressing gender diversity risk a

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