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Criminal justice social work statistics show rising completion rate

The latest year’s statistics on criminal justice social work have been published by Scotland’s chief statistician.

Published 31 March 2015

Private rented sector to see ‘major’ overhaul including end to no-fault repossession

A consultation launched by the Scottish government will see a major overhaul of legislation in the private rented sector.

Published 31 March 2015

Royal Proclamation read by Lord Lyon for dissolution of Westminster parliament

Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, formerly of Westwater Advocates and Sir Crispin Agnew QC, as Rothesay Herald took part in the ceremonial reading of the Royal Proclamation by the Lord Lyon this week, which dissolved the Westminster parliament.

Published 31 March 2015

UK Supreme Court chief executive retires

Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the UK Supreme Court (pictured), has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn.

Published 31 March 2015

UK Supreme Court chief executive retires

Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn.

Published 30 March 2015

Social workers win appeal against sheriff’s contempt of court ruling

Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact order made by a sheriff have successfully appealed to have the decision quashed.

Published 30 March 2015

Judge dismisses company director and convicted fraudster’s defamation action against newspaper

A company director and convicted fraudster who sued a newspaper over an article which he claimed was defamatory has had his action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session.

Published 30 March 2015

MacRoberts success at legal awards

One of MacRobert's emerging talents  has been recognised at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2015.

Published 30 March 2015

Licensed premises to prove they can reduce customers’ drinking under proposed legislation

Pubs, supermarkets and clubs wishing to sell alcohol will need to prove they can reduce their customers’ drinking under new proposals by MSPs.

Published 30 March 2015

SCS apologises to woman who was told breastfeeding no excuse for avoiding jury duty

The Scottish Court Service (SCS) has apologised to a mother who was told that breastfeeding was not an excuse to avoid jury duty.

Published 30 March 2015

Winners crowned at Scottish Legal Awards 2015

The best legal talent in Scotland has been celebrated at the 12th annualScott + Co Scottish Legal Awards.

Published 30 March 2015

Scottish Arbitration Centre to provide administrative services to new statutory body

The Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) has agreed to provide administrative services to the new School Closures Review Panels (SCRP).

Published 30 March 2015

MMS boosts oil and gas team

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has appointed Jill Reid (pictured), the former general counsel and company secretary of Dana Petroleum Limited, as a partner to lead its oil and gas team in Aberdeen.

Published 30 March 2015