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An MSP has launched a consultation on a new bill to pardon the thousands of Scots convicted of witchcraft. Natalie Don, an SNP MSP, has launched a member's bill to "right the historic wrong of witchcraft convictions" and pardon those convicted.

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Ampersand has welcomed Katharine Muir, who called to the bar today. Stable director, Euan Mackenzie QC, said: "I am delighted to welcome Katharine to Ampersand. She has demonstrated exceptional legal ability and skills before coming to the bar and will be an asset to the stable. I wish her all the b

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Westwater Advocates has welcomed John Laing and Terence Merck to the stable after they called to the bar today. As a solicitor, Mr Laing has advised clients in all aspects of child and family law as well as public law. He has been instructed in petitions to the nobile officium and a judicial review

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Terra Firma Chambers has announced that Kenneth Young has joined the stable, having called to the bar today. Mr Young has experience of a broad range of civil litigation, with a particular interest in real estate disputes and all types of public law.

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The UK government's Bill of Rights will severely weaken rights protection in the UK, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human Rig

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The Scottish Human Rights Commission and Law Society of Scotland have expressed misgivings about the UK government's Bill of Rights. Ian Duddy, chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, said the bill would "water down human rights protections".

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National law firm Weightmans, which has an office in Glasgow, has announced its financial results for the 21/22 financial year as it awards £1.5 million in bonuses to its people. Total income increased by five per cent to £103.2m. Net profit increased by 25 per cent from £9m to &po

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New research into the gender pay gap in the legal profession has found 84 per cent of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working life, while 29 per cent said it won’t happen in the next 100 years. Over half (54 per cent) of female legal professionals be

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A new tax on table football has sparked an outcry from beach café owners in Italy. The country's tax authority has reclassified table football as a form of gambling, requiring café owners to pay for permits or face €4,000 fines, Italy24 News English reports.

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English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his co-writers have been awarded over £900,000 in legal costs as an interim payment following his success in a high-profile court battle with a man who accused him of plagiarism. The High Court in London previously rejected allegations by Sami Chokri, w

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The Law Society of Scotland has joined its legal peers across Europe in signing the Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law. The document was signed by 38 legal bodies from the member states of the Council of Europe and of the European Union when they met in Vienna on 11 June.

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