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The legislative agenda outlined in yesterday's King's speech must serve to strengthen the rule of law and be underpinned by access to justice, according to the Law Society of Scotland. Key elements of the agenda contained in the speech by the King include:

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Twenty-four Scottish bills are part of the legislative programme set out by His Majesty The King yesterday at the state opening of the new UK Parliament. This was the first monarch's speech detailing the priorities of a Labour government since 2009.

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A ban on French women athletes who wear hijabs from competing at the Olympic Games breaches international human rights laws, Amnesty International has said. In a 32-page report published ahead of the Paris Olympic Games later this month, the rights organisation highlights the devastating impact that

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has celebrated the first patent application successfully filed on its new fully digital ‘One IPO’ patents service. The IPO also debuted a new AI-powered patent allocation tool, which reduces the time taken to get the patent application to the right

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Fake olive oil worth almost $1 million (around €914m or £767m) has been seized from an alleged criminal gang in Italy. Italian police arrested seven people and raided more than a dozen garages and warehouses in the major overnight operation last week, CNN reports.

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The latest provisional statistics from the UK House Price Index show that the average price of a property in Scotland in May 2024 was £191,000, an increase of 2.5 per cent when compared to May 2023.

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Lindsays partner Susan Law has passed away at the age of 47. Alasdair Cummings, managing partner of Lindsays, said: "Everyone at Lindsays is devastated about the sad news that Susan Law died last weekend. Susan had recently taken on the role of head of rural services, having worked as a partner in t

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Govan Law Centre (GLC) has published its annual report to the year 31 March 2024. GLC has played a critical role in preventing homelessness in Glasgow. In the latter part of the year, it ensured that around 15 to 20 people each week – who were either street homeless or in unsuitable temporary

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An art gallery which became embroiled in a discrimination row over a women-only exhibition space has admitted the supposed Picasso paintings displayed there were fake all along. A court ruled earlier this year that Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) could not lawfully bar men from its Ladie

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Dentons achieved a 40 per cent reduction in natural gas emissions in the UK, Ireland and Middle East due to moving into sustainable offices in Edinburgh and Dublin during the 2023/24 financial year. The firm's inaugural Responsible Business Impact Review for the UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) h

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