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Macdonald Henderson has co-advised Stephenson Harwood on London-based private equity firm Rockpool’s eight-figure investment in Edinburgh-based 2i Testing. 2i Testing has more than 200 staff across the UK with clients including the Home Office, Virgin Money, Abrdn and the Scottish government&r

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Digby Brown has appointed two lawyers to partner in recognition of their work for historic abuse survivors. Mr Moffat, based in Glasgow, is known across the sector for ground-breaking success like in such as the first known Fettes College victory – a £400,000 settlement in June 2022 that

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A new organisation aiming to create a community for female litigation professionals in Scotland will host a launch event next month in Edinburgh. Women in Litigation (WiL) hopes to create inclusive networking and educational events designed to build connections and address the unique challenges

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Courts in England and Wales could make wearing wigs optional for barristers. The judiciary is poised to update its court dress code in the wake of complaints by some barristers that headpieces discriminate againt people with Afro-Caribbean hair.

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The German government has rejected calls for a price cap on doner kebabs amid uncontrolled "dönerflation". Once available for just €3 (around £2.6), the average price of a doner kebab has more than doubled in the past two years, Euronews reports.

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Dunblane firm Bartys Solicitors has raised £4,295 through the annual charity will-writing campaign. Bartys Solicitors, a branch of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM), has taken part in the Will Aid campaign since 1996, raising a grand total of £64,287, by volunteering their

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Regulations have been laid in Parliament that provide technical updates to the short-term let licensing scheme. Licensing was introduced in 2022 to provide assurance to guests on safety and quality, such as gas and electrical safety compliance and the suitability of hosts.

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Emergency release of short-term prisoners is being proposed to address the impacts of an unprecedented rise in the prison population, Justice Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed. The prison population has increased sharply by around 400 in the past two months, and 13 per cent since the beginnin

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Are you interested in hearing more about the alternative route to qualification as a solicitor in Scotland? An event on Wednesday, 5 June at 5.30pm, hosted at Brodies' Edinburgh office at 58 Morrison Street, will provide information for people considering undertaking the pre-PEAT route or for employ

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The Scottish Parliament has agreed the nomination of Professor Angela O’Hagan as the new chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission. The commission welcomed Professor O’Hagan who will take up post in August, following her formal appointment by His Majesty The King.

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A round-up of human rights stories from around the world. ‘It’s not human’: What a French doctor saw in Gaza as Israel invaded Rafah

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The UK government has announced the expansion of its controversial Rwanda scheme to include failed asylum seekers. Those with no right to be in the UK, who have had an earlier protection or human rights claim refused or withdrawn and are unable to appeal their decision, can now expect to be removed

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