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Colin Lancaster Colin Lancaster has been appointed as the next chief executive of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), after an open recruitment process.

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Digby Brown partner David Nellaney A jury yesterday made the highest award of civil damages for loss of society to the partner of a victim of a fatal accident in Scotland in the case of Claire Anderson and Others v Brig Brae Garage Limited.

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The Faculty of Advocates’ pro bono service has forged a link with the national UK charity, the British Polio Fellowship (British Polio) in the hope that it will bring benefits to polio survivors. British Polio has been accepted as an accredited agency of the Free Legal Services Unit (FLSU), enabli

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Views are today being asked for on proposals that will modernise specific aspects of succession law by MSPs on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. The Succession (Scotland) Bill is a Scottish Law Commission bill, implementing certain recommendations from their 2009 report.

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Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP The case for the introduction of elected conveners for Scottish Parliament committees as a stand-alone reform has not been made according to a report issued today by the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments (SPPA) Committee.

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Proposals to strengthen academic freedom in colleges and universities are to be examined by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee as it scrutinises the Higher Education (Governance) Scotland Bill. The bill expands the current definition of academic freedom to cover the freedom

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell Scottish Secretary David Mundell told a committee of MSPs at Holyrood today that he would work constructively with them to deliver all the proposals contained in the all-party Smith Commission agreement.

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MSPs are today expected to pass the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill into law. A spokesperson for the Scottish government said the bill was introduced to fulfil their "long-standing commitment to eradicate gun crime in Scotland".

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