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The Law Society of Scotland has launched a two-week consultation with its members on the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission's draft operating plan and budget for 2015/16. The plan includes SLCC fees which practising solicitors will be required to pay to the Law Society by 30 June of this year.

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The UK Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal of a campaign group challenging consent to build a windfarm on Shetland granted in 2012. Sustainable Shetland (SS) challenged a consent for a large windfarm in the Central Mainland of Shetland granted under s.36 of the Electricity Act 1989 on

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Shepherd and Wedderburn will be speaking at this month’s Global Law Summit in London, dubbed by former attorney general, Dominic Grieve QC MP, as the “Davos of where law meets business”. John MacKenzie, solicitor advocate and head of the firm’s commercial dispute resolution division(pictured

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David Morgan (pictured) discusses the ECJ’s interpretation of “establishment” in respect of collective redundancy in a case involving defunct retailer Woolworths. The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has delivered his opinion in the hotly anticipated and widely re

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House sales exceeded £15.3 billion in 2014, according to statistics published by Registers of Scotland (RoS). A total of 93,875 sales took place across Scotland in 2014, the highest annual figure since 2008, and an increase of 11.6 per cent compared to the previous year.

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Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This is a United Nations sponsored day of awareness and action against female genital mutilation (FGM) To coincide with this event the Scottish Women's Support Project and Scottish government have drawn up a statement op

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A register of lobbying should be established according to a report issued today by the Scottish parliament’s standards, procedures and public appointments committee. The proposed register would make information about lobbying activity around decisions made by parliament and government more transpa

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The Scottish Law Commission has published its “ninth programme of law reform”. The programme will form the basis for most of the commission’s work over the next three years.

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Legislation which gives foreign states “blanket immunity” from the jurisdiction of the courts of the UK in respect of employment disputes concerning embassy staff breaches human rights law, appeal judges have ruled. The Court of Appeal in London held that sections 16(1)(a) and 4(2)(b) of the Sta

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Scotland’s police force is considering ending non-statutory stop-and-searches. The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon (pictured), revealed to MPs that she discussed the issue with chief constable of Police Scotland Sir Stephen House after a BBC Scotland investigation.

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Now more than ever, the Scottish legal landscape appears to be in a state of great uncertainty says SCOLAG's Eamon Keane (pictured). Legislative reform and government policy indicates that whatsoever happens, the future of justice in Scotland will look radically different from that dispensed in cent

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