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Divorce laws should be reformed to allow for “no-fault” divorce the deputy president of the UK Supreme Court has said. Lady Hale (pictured) said she would like to see the acrimony removed from matrimonial disputes with divorces being granted without either party being held at fault.

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The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society held the semi-finals of its mooting competition in the High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow, with the two fixtures judged by Sheriff Miller and Sheriff Mackie. The two winning teams of Angus Brown and Andrew Park, and Paul Cannon and Andrew MacQueen will

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A corporate executor is not entitled to appoint an attorney, a sheriff has ruled, as the “fiduciary duties of an executor-nominate are personal to the holder of the office”. Sheriff John McCormick at Glasgow held that it was not competent for an executor-nominate which is a company - in this cas

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The Eurodevils with Stephen O’Rourke, front centre, and, to his right, Charles Mullin of the European Lawyers Association  

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A criminal law firm has launched an app to digitise the work of criminal lawyers. Avtar Bhatoa (pictured), senior partner at Bullivant Law and a former chair of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates said the app was intended to allow lawyers to save time, let colleagues see their work

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No organisation or individual will be prosecuted for the deaths of four people in Edinburgh during the Legionnaire's Disease outbreak in 2012 because the source of the bacteria could not be identified, the Crown Office has stated. The Health and Safety Executive and Lothian and Borders Police invest

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Anyone leaving the UK will have their passport checked and details sent to the Home Office under new rules now entering force. The re-introduction of exit checks, which were scrapped in 1998, was part of the Immigration Act passed by Westminster in 2014. The government says the checks will help comb

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Scottish and Polish police officers have started discussions in the Polish capital on how the two national police forces can collaborate in the future. Police Scotland visited Warsaw for talks that could lead to a number of Polish National Police officers seconded to Scotland. Another initiative cou

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Scottish Government legislation banning the display of tobacco products in stores has come into force for small stores. The Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act was passed by Holyrood in 2010, but its implementation was held up by legal challenges from Imperial Tobacco, who took their

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