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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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Measures to improve the support and information available to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland are being brought into force today. This is the second package of measures to be implemented from the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014, which will improve the experience of victims and wi

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The UK violated the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) four times last year, new figures released by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) show. The court decided 1,997 cases lodged against the UK last year. Of these 1,970 or 98.7 per cent were struck out or declared inadmissible.

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An appeal by two landlords against a decision requiring them to pay a tenant thrice the deposit for a lease which they failed to timeously repay has been refused by judges in the Court of Session. An Extra Division of the Inner House comprising Lord Drummond Young, Lord Malcolm and Sheriff Principal

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