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Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop KC, has found himself embroiled in controversy after tweeting that he is considering moving to England to take advantage of lower taxation rates. His comments followed last week's mini-budget which saw the higher rate of income tax in England and Wales

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A petition lodged at Holyrood to "decriminalise abortion in Scotland" remains open despite the fact the law in question has no application in Scotland. The petition cites the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, which was enacted at the time in England and Wales and Ireland. In Scotland, abortion a

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A seal which evaded capture by concerned authorities for several days has finally been taken into custody after turning himself in at a police station. "Shoebert", who became a minor celebrity in a town near Boston after turning up in the local Shoe Pond and defying rescue attempts, unexpectedl

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This year's annual UK Environmental Law Association Scottish Conference has been moved online. This will allow for easier access from all over the country, whilst saving attendees time and money.

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have criticised the Scottish government for cutting police budgets after it found that Police Scotland spent more than £10 million on hire vehicles. New figures obtained by the party under a freedom of information request show that the cost of police hire vehicle

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The Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain KC has thanked David Harvie who has stepped down from his role as crown agent of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) as he becomes a sheriff. Mr Harvie joined COPFS in 1996 and worked his way up, serving as director of serious casework and procurator

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The Scottish Arbitration Centre has launched as an administrative body. The announcement was made during ICCA 2022 Edinburgh, which the centre hosted last week. It has announced the publication of its own set arbitral rules, which seek to combine the lessons gleaned from the experience of other arbi

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Lindsays has agreed a two-year extension to its sponsorship of scottishathletics’ cross country competitions. The Lindsays Cross Country Season, which covers national and district events each winter, will now continue until the close of the 2023-24 season. And the contract extension will take

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A Yorkshire football club is attempting to avail itself of a 12th century treaty in order to play in Scotland. Doncaster City FC has contacted the Scottish Football Association (SFA) “applying for next year’s competition” on the basis of the 1136 treaty, which gave the town to Scot

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