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It has emerged that the chair of the police watchdog, who earned £90,000 last year, submitted claims of hundreds of pounds to attend the funerals of victims of the Clutha helicopter disaster. Vic Emery, the Scottish Police Authority’s chair (pictured), made the claims for expenses to attend the f

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A new legal education programme is set for expansion in Scottish schools. Following the success of the Law Society of Scotland’s pilot programme, schools across the country from Aberdeen to Ayrshire have signed up to take part in Street Law, which aims to bring the law to life in the classroom by

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The Law Society of Scotland is seeking feedback from members in order to gauge how many Scottish solicitors could be affected by new regulations for letting agents set out under the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014. The Scottish government is in the process of preparing to implement a new scheme for the

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Edinburgh-headquartered law firm Gillespie Macandrew is planning to open a Glasgow office in March. The firm opened its first office outside Edinburgh in Perth in 2012.

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Proposed changes to legal aid will deny justice to some of the most vulnerable people in society, according to Shelter Scotland. The housing and homelessness charity said it has “grave concerns” about proposals put forward by the Law Society of Scotland to remove some aspects of housing law from

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A human rights expert has called for the police’s stop and search policy to be brought to an end as it raises serious legal concerns. Professor Alan Miller (pictured), chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) said that so-called "suspicioneless" stop-and-searches, which comprise one th

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In 1957 a young American man – Harvey Wax – hoping to eventually become a lawyer sent an application to Princeton University but was rejected. Happily for Mr Wax, he was later admitted to Harvard University and continues to practise as a lawyer to this day.

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The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society has won the first NSLS Scottish Cup mooting competition. The competition was the first time the NSLS has run a Scottish cup in addition to its English competition.

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission(SLCC) has announced the resignation of its chief executive Officer, Matthew Vickers (pictured), who is resigning to take up the post of deputy chief ombudsman at Ombudsman Services, a not-for-profit organisation which provides independent dispute resolution f

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New figures have shown that anti-terror legislation has been used for minor offences in Scotland hundreds of times over the last three years. The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000 (RIPSA), designed to catch terrorists, has been used against underage sunbed users and dog walkers.

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