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This week's SLN Spotlight falls on Alison Gilson, a partner at Shoosmiths. She was awarded the "Rising Star of the Year" award at the Scottish Legal Awards in 2009 and joined Shoosmiths in November 2013. Alison Gilson

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The Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA) held its annual conference yesterday in Glasgow with delegates participating in sessions on business development, marketing/branding, social media, succeeding in the “more for less world”, financial fitness and career goal-setting. The conference

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Lady Hale Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale (pictured), delivered a lecture to the US Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington D.C. at the beginning of this month on Magna Carta and its enduring influence in the legal systems of the UK and USA.

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Lisa Gregory, partner at legal firm Digby Brown in Aberdeen Nine passengers of a helicopter that ditched into the North Sea, killing four of their colleagues, have launched a damages claim that could be worth more than £5 million.

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Drivers should be those held liable for people smoking in cars when children are present, not necessarily the smokers themselves, the Law Society of Scotland said today. Ahead of giving oral evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s health andsport committee on theSmoking Prohibition (Children in Moto

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The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on extending Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation to cover private prisons and other security, care and educational facilities. The proposal would see contractors operating private prisons, providers of secure accommodation for children, grant-

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Scotland has seen a 20 per cent increase in hate crimes against people with disabilities since 2013/14, according to Crown Office figures. However, the Crown Office report notes "a broad consensus that this type of crime continues to be underreported compared to other forms of hate crime".

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published draft technical guidance on how Scottish taxpayer status should be decided. The move comes as the Scottish Parliament prepares to set its own Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT) from April 2016, as enabled by the provisions of the Scotland Act 2012.

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