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MSPs to hear from charities on human trafficking bill today

The Scottish parliament’s justice committee is to start taking evidence on new laws to fight human trafficking in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015

Local councils receive deluge of strange FOI requests

Councils across Scotland have received a barrage of freedom of information requests.

Published 3 March 2015

Scots law graduate made chief executive of offshore industry trade organisation

A Dundee law graduate had been made chief executive of a trade organisation for the offshore industry.

Published 3 March 2015

Parliamentary committee publishes report on giving 16 and 17-year-olds the vote

The devolution (further powers) committee today published its report on the section 30/63 order that would see the powers allowing 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in future Scottish parliament and local authority elections transferred to the Scottish parliament.

Published 3 March 2015

CMS appoints two construction partners

CMS has announced the appointment of partners Shona Frame (pictured right) and Ian McCann, adding further resource to the firm’s growing construction team in Scotland.

Published 3 March 2015

Human trafficking legislation must put victims at its core says Law Society

The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed proposals for new legislation to tackle human trafficking but believes more protections are needed for victims.

Published 3 March 2015

Welfare reform committee says parents and disabled hit hardest by UK government reforms

Parents and people with disabilities are being hit hardest by the UK government’s programme of welfare reform according to new research commissioned by the Scottish parliament’s welfare reform committee

Published 3 March 2015

Law Society publishes its priorities for next UK government

The protection of human rights, growing the economy and gaining long term clarity on the UK’s membership of the European Union should be among the key priorities for political parties, the Law Society of Scotland said today.

Published 3 March 2015

Scots lawyer receives prison sentence for holding himself out as a solicitor

A lawyer who breached a court order that meant he could not work as a solicitor has been jailed for three months.

Published 3 March 2015

Decree in absence granted in favour of suspended Scots lawyer reduced

A party to a legal action who was ordered to pay £150,000 to a Scots lawyer who was suspended from practice has had the decree which was granted in his absence reduced.

Published 3 March 2015

Correction: Mr Peter Watson

It has been brought to our attention that yesterday's story entitled “Part-time sheriff suspended over hedge fund probe” contained an inaccuracy.

Published 3 March 2015

England: new rules to crackdown on violent prisoners come into force

The UK government has published a joint national protocol on crime committed in prisons which aims to reduce violence in prisons.

Published 3 March 2015

Morton Fraser’s family law team scoops a hat-trick of awards

Morton Fraser’s family law team have won three awards for demonstrating best practice and excellence in their field at the Corporate Livewire Awards.

Published 3 March 2015

Law Society of England and Wales granted right to challenge ruling over criminal legal aid plans

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment permitting the Law Society of England and Wales to challenge an earlier ruling over government reforms of criminal legal aid.

Published 3 March 2015