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Hundreds paid tribute to criminal defence lawyer Joe Beltrami (pictured) at his funeral in Glasgow yesterday. Something of Mr Beltrami’s character was revealed at the requiem mass held for him following his death last week at the age of 82.

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The Scottish parliament’s justice committee is to start taking evidence on new laws to fight human trafficking in Scotland. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Billaims to clarify and strengthen the criminal law by introducing a new single human trafficking offence as well as increas

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Councils across Scotland have received a barrage of freedom of information requests. Members of the public have asked such questions as Scotland’s contingency plans in the event of an invasion by ISIS as well as a request asking how many crocodiles there are in Perth and Kinross.

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From left: Brandon Malone, chairman of the Scottish Arbitration Centre; Professor Pieter Bekker of CMS Cameron McKenna and ICEA partner CEPMLP; Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of the Scottish Arbitration Centre; and Philippa Charles, head of international arbitration at Stewarts Law.

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The devolution (further powers) committee today published its report on the section 30/63 order that would see the powers allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in future Scottish parliament and local authority elections transferred to the Scottish parliament. The Smith Commission recommended the tran

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CMS has announced the appointment of partners Shona Frame (pictured right) and Ian McCann, adding further resource to the firm’s growing construction team in Scotland. Ms Frame, a construction disputes specialist, will be joining the firm from MacRoberts.

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The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals for new legislation to tackle human trafficking but believes more protections are needed for victims. Alan McCreadie, deputy director of Law Reform at the Law Society, said: “Human trafficking is an appalling crime and it is absolutely right that

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The protection of human rights, growing the economy and gaining long term clarity on the UK’s membership of the European Union should be among the key priorities for political parties, the Law Society of Scotland said today. The Law Society has published a new document, which sets out four major p

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A lawyer who breached a court order that meant he could not work as a solicitor has been jailed for three months. John O’Donnell, 64, ignored the terms of an interdict granted in 2009 at the Court of Session preventing him form practising for five years after a ruling of the Scottish Solicitors Di

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A party to a legal action who was ordered to pay £150,000 to a Scots lawyer who was suspended from practice has had the decree which was granted in his absence reduced. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the initial writ served by the solicitor was “defective” because he had been suspen

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It has been brought to our attention that yesterday's story entitled “Part-time sheriff suspended over hedge fund probe” contained an inaccuracy. Mr Watson’s suspension was in respect of a court action by a liquidator for payment against a firm of solicitors of whom Mr Watson is a former partn

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