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Westminster's Justice Committee has called on the UK government to re-sentence all prisoners subject to Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentences. In a report published today, the committee finds that the current regime for managing IPP prisoners is inadequate in supporting their specific n

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See how the cookie crumbles: David J Black recounts a time when politicians, given the chance to practise what they preach, decided to just preach some more.

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A village has come under the global spotlight after adopting a new "digital detox" from 7pm to 8.30pm every evening. A siren marks the beginning of the detox period in Mohityanche Vadgaon, a small village in India's western Maharashtra state, during which all people are asked to set aside their mobi

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The International Bar Association (IBA) has launched a toolkit to "empower female legal professionals". Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that gender disparity in world societies and labour markets has a $12 trillion impact on the global economy. Thi

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The Lord President, Lord Carloway, introduced the opening of the legal year yesterday in the first full bench ceremony since the pandemic struck.Although the courts now run throughout the year, the traditional ceremony continues and today included speeches from the Lord President, the Dean of Facul

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Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its corporate and energy team in Aberdeen with the appointment of Fiona Kindness. Ms Kindness has joined the firm as a partner from Pinsent Masons. She is an experienced corporate lawyer who specialises in advising on M&A and private equity transactions in the energ

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