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Animal rights advocates have failed to persuade a court that an elephant named Happy who was captured at the age of one and brought to the US is legally a person. New York's highest appeals court ruled by 5-2 that Asian elephant Happy, who was born in the wild in Thailand, has not been illegally det

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Tributes have been paid to Ian Balfour, a scion of the Edinburgh law firm Balfour and Manson, who has died aged 89. Mr Balfour, whose grandfather co-founded the firm in 1887, remained active after retiring as senior partner with Balfour and Manson in 1998 and, until late last year, was working as jo

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Macdonald Henderson has advised the shareholders of Capital Payroll Services on its disposal to TopSource Worldwide, an employer services, payroll and Employer of Record service provider. This is the fifth acquisition since TopSource Worldwide received investment from Horizon Capital in December 202

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Legal bodies have hit back at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's claim that lawyers representing refugees were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” amid attempts to prevent asylum seekers from being removed to Rwanda. The plan to send a man to Rwanda was last night interrupted by a ruling o

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MacRoberts has embraced a hybrid working model rather than a mandated full return to the office. This decision follows feedback received from the firm’s people during the pandemic, which indicated that a hybrid of office and home working is strongly preferred, as well as the noted benefits to

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A new initiative has been launched to promote pro bono opportunities for business operations professionals in the legal sector, connecting highly skilled people with high-calibre volunteering opportunities. There are currently believed to be some 30,000 professionals working in areas such as IT, BD

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Macnabs has made a trio of new appointments as it continues to strengthen its family law department. Duncan Mackinnon, Lynne Kelly and Christie Rattray have all joined the family law team from Lindsays in Dundee.

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The UK government has pressed ahead with legislation unilaterally rewriting the Northern Ireland Protocol agreed with the EU – in spite of opposition from a majority of Stormont politicians. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill was published by ministers yesterday alongside a memo on the governm

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