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The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) has announced that Susan Kemp and Dr Alan Mitchell have been appointed members of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Ms Kemp and Dr Mitchell will take up office as part-time members of the SHRC on 1 May 2015.

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Guillaume Katumaini and Simon Boedermaker from the University of Aberdeen fought off fierce competition from rivals Holly Dyce and Liam Alexander ofRobert Gordon University at the Granite City Moot. The annual Granite City Moot has been sponsored by Brodies LLP for the past four years, and involves

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An Edinburgh organisation is the first to benefit from additional funding to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today. The Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Service (EDACS) will receive £147,000 additional funding over the next ye

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The Scottish government’s bill to lower the voting age to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in Scottish parliament and local elections is published today. The publication of the bill marks the beginning of the parliamentary consideration process.

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The chairman of the police body representing rank-and-file officers has described the force’s statistics as “newspeak” and criticised the suggestion that a statutory code would be a panacea for the problems surrounding stop and search. Brian Docherty (pictured), from the Scottish Police Federa

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A personal injuries claims management company has been issued with a monetary penalty by the ICO for making direct marketing calls to people without their consent. Between January 2013 and July 2014, the ICO and the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) registered 801 concerns about the Bolton-based Di

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Nominations open today for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body. Becoming a member of the society’s council provides an opportunity to help represent and support solicitors in their area, as well as contribute to the work of the society and influence key d

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The National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian Housein Edinburgh has become the first property to be registered on the Land Register of Scotland under new powers held by the keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS). The recently introduced Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 allows the keeper

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Searching, postal and document management services provider First Scottish have signed up to support the roll out of the Law Society’s new Smartcard. The new Smartcard, currently being delivered to all practising Scottish solicitors, acts as a professional ID recognised across Europe and provides

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