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The search for the latest bright idea in risk management within the Scottish legal profession has been launched today. The Law Society of Scotland's Innovation Cup competition invites Scottish solicitors, paralegals, trainees, cash-room staff and student associates to submit their bright ideas for r

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Pinsent Masons is one of the first law firms to have its global net-zero target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), as it doubles down on efforts to reduce its impact on climate change. The firm’s objective is to reach net-zero by 2040 – five years ahead of the Scott

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Criminal law barristers are being balloted on action as their legal aid dispute with the UK government continues. Some 2,500 members of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) are being balloted on escalating a work-to-rule that has been in place for six weeks, The Times reports.

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A last-ditch legal attempt to block the first deportations of asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda will be heard by the Court of Appeal in London today. On Friday, the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the removal of asylum seekers on a flight to Rwandan capital Kigali tomorrow.

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A major insurance company has been ordered to pay £4 million ($5.2 million) to a woman who caught an STD after having unprotected sex in a man's insured car. A court in Missouri upheld the decision of an arbitrator requiring Geico to make the payment to the woman who they say contracted HPV, a

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that UK citizens no longer possess EU citizenship after it was asked to rule on the topic by a British woman living in France. The woman, EP, was challenging her removal from the French electoral roll, which in turn required the French court h

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The Justice Secretary, Keith Brown, has said on a number of occasions that the Scottish government supports an independent judiciary. The Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill suggest that the Scottish government does not trust the judiciary, or the more charitable explanation is that it doe

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"There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. We make that day by doing things publicly until it’s simply the way things are." US Senator, Tammy Baldwin. A common question that is often asked today is: “Why do we still need Pride?&r

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Nominations are now open for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision-making body, to represent members in the Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead and Stonehaven constituency. The North East seat has become vacant following Michael Kusznir standing down after two years on the so

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David Hamilton and Stacy Keen write about changes in the sanctions compliance regime.  The risk to businesses of sanctions enforcement has become more acute after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) urged whistleblowers to come forward.

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