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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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The UK government has published a joint national protocol on crime committed in prisons which aims to reduce violence in prisons. The new joint protocol produced by the Prison Service, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) provides that when there are seriou

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Birth damage claims are generally considered to be the most complex type of medical negligence cases. The alleged negligence usually relates to failures on the part of obstetric and/or midwifery staff shortly prior to delivery (with the pursuer arguing that earlier delivery is likely to have avoided

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Greater protection against prosecution should be afforded to victims of human trafficking, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. Planned new anti-trafficking legislation relies on guidelines by the lord advocate to save victims from being taken to court for offences committed due to their exploita

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The legal affairs minister Paul Wheelhouse (pictured) has given his support to proposals for legislation meant to tackle legal highs. Mr Wheelhouse said he would meet UK crime prevention minister Lynne Featherstone MP to talk about legal controls for legal highs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS)

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The president of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger (pictured) has given the closing address at the Global Law Summit in London. Lord Neuberger spoke about the rule of law in his speech and said anyone with a legal claim must have an “effective way of having that claim considered” and that tha

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The Scottish corporate team at DWF has acted on deals totalling over £175m in the first six weeks of 2015 - highlighting a significant uplift in deal activity. The team has advised on a range of high-profile deals, including acting for the sellers and management team on the £20m PDG Helicopters MB

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