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In this blog Norman Dalgleish discusses strategies for saving and the benefits of the new pension rules. Following the recent reforms of pension rules, which overall are highly beneficial to savers, the question has arisen as to whether people should be putting more money into their pension and shou

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Scotland could benefit from adopting a Norwegian model for certain property transactions, experts have said. Trude B-J Margel, head of global enterprise at land and property information agency AMBITA AS, which is owned by the Norwegian government advocates the use of a digital system where all infor

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Scottish police are to request an uncensored version of a report on CIA torture from US authorities as part of their investigation into the use of Scottish airports for the CIA'a extraordinary rendition programme The Press and Journal reports. The lord advocate Frank Mulholland has confirmed that po

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The owners of a pub which had its licence revoked following several incidents of illegal drug use and public disorder have lost an appeal against the decision. The appellants claimed that the licensing board had failed to take account of and disclose a licensing standards officer’s (LSO) report in

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The attorney general, Jeremy Right QC, is to determine whether a suspended sentence given to a religious studies teacher who had sex with a pupil should be reviewed. Stuart Kerner, 44, of Kent, was handed an 18-month suspended sentence for two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child by a

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Harper Macleod has become one of Scotland’s 100 “living wage employers”, and the first full-service law firm in the country to be accredited. The living wage commitment will see everyone working at Harper Macleod, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors an

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Shona Frame (pictured) discusses the recent English case of Eurocom Ltd v Siemens and fraudulent misrepresentation in the appointment of of an adjudicator by a nominating body. A dispute arose between the parties regarding the installation of communications systems at Charing Cross and Embankment u

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The views of people directly affected by trafficking and slavery are invited by the Scottish parliament’s justice committee as part of its call for evidence on the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill published today. The bill aims to clarify and strengthen criminal law by introducin

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A convicted murderer who is serving an 18 year prison sentence for the killing of a former lover will have his conviction reviewed, the Herald reports. David Gilroy, 51, whose appeal was rejected by the Criminal Appeal Court in 2012, will have his case reviewed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review

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A sheriff has criticised prosecutors after he threw out a case in which a care worker allegedly spiked the drink of a man with severe learning difficulties using mayonnaise The Courier reports. The care worker, Mark Courage, offered to plead guilty to a charge of illtreating or wilfully neglecting t

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Following years of legal squabbling, thousands of women are closer to receiving a payout for equal pay. The news comes following a employment tribunal ruling in the case of 300 North Lanarkshire council workers who were disputing the level of interest they should be paid for their backdated claims.

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A chef who was injured when a wardrobe pole fell on him while he was staying in a lodge provided by his employers at a holiday park where he worked has had an action for damages refused. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session upheld a decision of a sheriff, who ruled that the wardrobe pol

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