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The Scottish government has offered its support to Liberty’s “common values” campaign. The campaign aims to broaden understanding and respect for human rights and counter the damaging myths and misunderstandings that have grown around it.

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Fraser Hardie (pictured right), has joined the firm to head up the firm’s Edinburgh office, working within the commercial property group. With experience in property and construction legal work, Mr Hardie has served as a partner with four other major law firms.

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More funding is being made available for projects designed to tackle female offending in Scotland after justice secretary Michael Matheson today announced an additional £1.5 million would be made available. It follows the decision earlier this week that plans for a female prison at HMP Inverclyde w

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In response to the announcement by the lord president, Lord Gill on the timetable for reform of Scotland’s civil courts, Alistair Morris, president of the Law Society of Scotland said: “The timetable for reform set out by the lord president is set to transform our civil courts through the use of

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Solicitor Charles Milne, chairman of Kingdom Housing Association (pictured) and, until recently a legal member of the Parole Board for Scotland has welcomed the justice minister’s decision to scrap the proposed new prison for women offenders which was to have been located in Greenock. Acknowledgin

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Partners and staff at Shepherd and Wedderburnhave raised over £18,000 for The Yard, a purpose built indoor and outdoor adventure playground in Edinburgh for children and young people with disabilities. The sum was raised by a variety of means over 2014, including bake sales, dress-down days, abseil

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A range of proposals intended to “revitalise” tenant farming in Scotland have been unveiled by rural affairs minister Richard Lochhead (pictured). Measures including the creation of a tenant farming commissioner, opportunities for apprentices and new types of tenancy are among 49 recommendations

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Solicitors who aren’t PVG registered and who wish to be on the Scottish Legal Aid Board’s 2015-16 Children’s Duty Scheme are being advised to apply now to avoid missing the deadline. Anyone not a member of the PVG Scheme and without SLAB as a registered body on their record cannot be on the sc

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