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The Scottish Law Commission’s Annual Report 2014 has been published. The report outlines progress on the commission’s law reform work during 2014 and looks ahead to events during 2015 to mark the fiftieth year since the commission was set up.

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Thousands of Scots face unfair working practices which leave them in desperate and miserable situations, according to new evidence from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). Last year the Scottish CAB service saw 46,540 instances of unfair treatment at work – an increase of 5.5 per cent on the previous

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Two men who were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder have failed in their appeals against conviction after the Criminal Appeal Court dismissed their claims that no reasonable jury properly directed could have returned guilty verdicts. Jonathan Mackinnon and Stefan Millar were each sentenced to

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A police officer in Staffordshire has been left red-faced after confiscating a number of suspicious packages. The un-named officer had been called to a parcel sorting centre to inspect packages staff thought looked suspicious.

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With less than a week to go in the consultation on the future of land reform, land reform minister Aileen McLeod (pictured) has urged the public not to miss out in making their views known. The land reform consultation sets out a range of proposals to establish a Land Reform Commission, seeking view

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A new Dundee investment house with £350 million of funds under management has been spun out of northeast law firm Thorntons. Thorntons Investment Management Limited(TIML) has taken over responsibility for funds previously administered by the law firm, but has been launched as a new limited company

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The Law Society of Scotland has responded to growing use of gender neutral titles to include "Mx" among the option of titles available as part its registration process. Neil Stevenson, director of representation and support at the Law Society, said: “We work very hard to ensure that the society ad

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Nearly two-thirds of entrants to the legal profession in Scotland are women, according to statistics produced by the Law Society of Scotland. The Law Society’s report on traineeship figures reported in Scottish Legal News yesterday indicate that in 2013-14, 502 trainees were admitted. Of these 202

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