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There is a shortage of associates at London law firms, new figures show. Law firms advertised more than 2,300 jobs for associate-level positions between January and November last year, data from BCL Legal and Vacancysoft indicate. This was a 131 per cent increase on 2020.

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A new association has been launched by the Faculty of Advocates to provide a supportive and accessible platform for newer members of the bar. Its first president, Antonia Welsh, explains the details. The junior bar association will focus on the needs of advocates called five years ago or less a

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Shona Simon, President of Employment Tribunals (Scotland), is to retire at the end of April this year. Ms Simon said that while she had hoped to continue in her post through the process of the devolution of ET functions, "that project has been subject to significant delays" and that it will not occu

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An Italian mobster with a distinctive scar on his chin was caught after decades on the run when he was spotted on Google Street View. Police say they tracked down mafia killer Gioacchino Gammino in the Spanish town of Galapagar after he was snapped by Google cameras standing outside a grocery shop.

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A Thorntons solicitor has been appointed as a committee member to the Trainee and Newly Qualified Society (TANQ), which is run by the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. Danielle Mari Connell, a newly qualified solicitor in Thorntons’ IP, Media and Technology team, will have the opportuni

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A new book exploring the constitutional legitimacy of law officers in the United Kingdom will be published this summer. Authored by Belfast-based legal academic Dr Conor McCormick, the book provides a detailed account of each law officer's functions and draws on that account as the basis for a conce

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The Scottish government's proposed regulatory reform of legal services would remove power from the Court of Session in an "unacceptable interference by the government and parliament with the judiciary", judges have said. In a response to the consultation on Legal Services Regulation Reform, the judi

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Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur has revealed the longest outstanding waits for fatal accident inquiries in Scotland now run to almost a decade and branded such inquiries “next to useless and an insult to families”. The party are now calling for the Scottish g

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Holyrood's Criminal Justice Committee is detailing some of the changes it wants to see made in the Scottish justice sector in a new report published today. Following a series of hearings looking at justice issues, the committee is setting out the actions it wants to see taken to improve outcomes in

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