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Addiction expert calls for radical revision of substance misuse strategy

People caught with small quantities of illegal drugs should not face prosecution according to a Scot ...

Published 21 May 2018

Survey reveals greater awareness of human trafficking

Michael Matheson A total of 87 per cent of people would be prepared to report any suspicions of ...

Published 21 May 2018

Business and charities join forces to tackle cycle of reoffending

Derek Mackay A new partnership aimed at unlocking the potential of people with criminal convict ...

Published 21 May 2018

Exploring recent taxation changes: a joint ICAS and Edinburgh Tax Network seminar

The Edinburgh Tax Network and ICAS will host a joint seminar on Thursday 31st May, with support from ...

Published 21 May 2018

Clan Childlaw offers week's work experience for top essay in new competition

To mark its 10-year anniversary, law centre Clan Childlaw is asking law students around Scotland to ...

Published 21 May 2018

In pictures

  This weekend saw the opening of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. HM Lord Hi ...

Published 21 May 2018

Advertorial: Clients and Courts - Looking and sounding the part!

Perception is everything! Rightly or wrongly, people make judgements on our capability based on how ...

Published 21 May 2018

Germany: Unprecedented asylum proceedings place two-year-old in the dock

A two-year-old child ended up in the dock at Frankfurt District Court during asylum proceedings in a ...

Published 21 May 2018

Lady Hale lectures on balance between privacy and publicity

Lady Hale In an address given in London this month, Supreme Court President Lady Hale look ...

Published 21 May 2018

And finally… ring of truth

A police officer has received praise after he successfully recovered a woman's engagement ring lost ...

Published 21 May 2018

Faculty: Let experience count in mental health tribunal switch

Plans to allow experienced mental health tribunal members to remain in post beyond pensionable age h ...

Published 18 May 2018

New SLCC Chair: current legal complaints system 'not fit for purpose'

The new chair of the independent body for complaints about the Scottish legal profession has called ...

Published 18 May 2018

Morton Fraser advises on multi-million pound plant hire deal

Iain Young Morton Fraser has played an integral part in the multi-million pound acquisition of ...

Published 18 May 2018

Thorntons welcomes new addition to intellectual property team

Corrine Ward Thorntons has welcomed Corinne Ward to the firm as a solicitor in its intellectual ...

Published 18 May 2018

Fears of England becoming 'maintenance capital' in divorce cases exaggerated

Jane Mair Claims that England could become the "maintenance capital" of the UK after an artisto ...

Published 18 May 2018