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The Scottish Young Lawyers' Association (SYLA) is hosting an event tonight in Aberdeen entitled 'Spotlight on ... your wellbeing'. The event will be a hybrid one, hosted in person in association with Balfour and Manson LLP in its Aberdeen office and online via Zoom.SYLA will be joined by Gillian Fow

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The Law Society of Scotland has committed to improved support and oversight of trainee solicitors and training managers. The society’s Education and Training (Standard Setting) Sub-Committee has endorsed a number of changes in response to surveys of trainees and training managers conducted ear

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Threats to the presumption of innocence in Scotland and Australia is the subject of a new article by Helen Dale in the online magazine Law & Liberty. Ms Dale, who has law degrees from Oxford and Edinburgh, writes: "This month, in two jurisdictions where I’ve previously practised, there hav

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The Law Society of Scotland has congratulated the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA) and Ukrainian lawyer Nadia Volkova on being joint winners of Europe’s leading legal sector human rights award. The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) – of which the Law Society is

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In a five part series for Scottish Legal News this week, BTO partner Cat MacLean tells the story of an epic legal battle with the Clydesdale Bank. She explains the reality of litigating against a huge opponent with bottomless pockets, the cost and funding of litigation and the need to find leve

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A woman who told immigration officials that a box she was carrying contained beer has admitted in court that it actually contained a spider monkey. Savannah Nicole Valdez, 20, was arrested in March attempting to enter the US via Texas.

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Bookings are now open for this year’s 21st Century Bar conference which is likely to prove as popular as ever with a host of expert speakers and a diverse programme. The theme for this year’s conference, chaired by Graeme McWilliams, is “Doing the Right Thing, for the Right Reason

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A new bill that will consolidate, reform and modernise long-standing laws governing the operation of trusts in Scotland has been published by Holyrood today. Scots trust law is widely considered to be out of date, and the main legislation is now just over a century old.

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