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Legal mental health charity LawCare has now helped more than 10,000 legal professionals and support staff. In 2021, LawCare, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, provided support to 667 people via 662 phone calls, 119 emails and 50 online chats. It provided ongoing peer support to 64 peo

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Macnabs has announced the promotion of Jane McNicol to senior associate and Clair Cranston to associate. Ms McNicol has nearly 20 years’ experience litigating in the Court of Session, Sheriff Court and tribunals throughout Scotland acting for multi-national companies, insurers, claims companie

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Gibson Kerr has combined its two Edinburgh offices to bring its operations under new premises. The move to 6 Randolph Crescent will support the firm's 27-strong team of lawyers and support staff.

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Legislation has been passed to allow women who have paid for private surgery to remove transvaginal mesh to get their money back. The Transvaginal Mesh Removal (Cost Reimbursement) (Scotland) Bill will establish a scheme to repay mesh removal costs which will open for applications as soon as is prac

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The Law Society of Scotland has today published a report into racial inclusion within the Scottish legal profession, finding an increasingly diverse and progressive sector that wants to do more, but is hampered by slow progress, lack of visible minority role models and experiences of bias. Alongside

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An activist who was deceived into a long-term intimate and sexual relationship with an undercover Metropolitan Police officer has been awarded a nearly £230,000 payout by a tribunal. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled that Kate Wilson should be paid a sum of £229,471.96 by the

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Gender inequality and improving women’s experiences within the justice system will be addressed by a new Scottish government panel. Members will examine the experiences of women as both victims and offenders in a range of settings including policing, community justice, criminal and civil court

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Legislation proposing the permanent adoption or temporary extension of some "beneficial" measures enacted during the pandemic has been published today, including an extension to statutory time limits for criminal proceedings. The Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) (Scotland) Bill proposes changes in

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Therapy used to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been outlawed in France. The country's parliament endorsed a law backed by President Macron's ruling party to bring an end to the practice.

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