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Edinburgh domestic abuse support organisation to receive funding

An Edinburgh organisation is the first to benefit from additional funding to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today.

Published 2 April 2015

Bill to lower voting age published today

The Scottish government’s bill to lower the voting age to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in Scottish parliament and local elections is published today.

Published 2 April 2015

SPF chairman criticises targets culture and calls police figures ‘newspeak’

The chairman of the police body representing rank-and-file officers has described the force’s statistics as “newspeak” and criticised the suggestion that a statutory code would be a panacea for the problems surrounding stop and search.

Published 2 April 2015

Perthshire property market springs into action

Perthshire property bosses are welcoming the onset of Spring as they reveal statistics from the first quarter of the 2015.

Published 2 April 2015

Scottish Police Authority complaint handling ‘improved’ following commissioner’s follow-up audit

A follow-up audit by the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) into the quality of complaint handling at the Scottish Police Authorityhas found that the commissioner’s recommendations have been implemented and procedures improved.

Published 2 April 2015

PI claims company fined £80,000 by ICO for unsolicited nuisance calls

A personal injuries claims management company has been issued with a monetary penalty by the ICO for making direct marketing calls to people without their consent.

Published 2 April 2015

Aspiring members of Law Society Council could shape the future of the profession

Nominations open today for solicitors hoping to join the Law Society of Scotland’s decision making body.

Published 2 April 2015

Georgian House first to join land register through keeper-induced registration

The National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian Housein Edinburgh has become the first property to be registered on the Land Register of Scotland under new powers held by the keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS).

Published 2 April 2015

First Scottish sign up to support Law Society Smartcard

Searching, postal and document management services provider First Scottish have signed up to support the roll out of the Law Society’s new Smartcard.

Published 2 April 2015

Newest batch of solicitors welcomed to the profession

Scotland’s newest batch of solicitors were welcomed by the Law Society of Scotland in a recent ceremony.

Published 2 April 2015

Polish woman with ‘serious medical condition’ fails in appeal against extradition order

A Polish woman faced with imprisonment in her homeland who claimed that a “serious medical condition” meant it would be “unjust or oppressive” to extradite her from Scotland has failed in appeal against a sheriff’s extradition order.

Published 2 April 2015

The McKinstry Company joins forces with Murray & Tait

Ayr based law firm The McKinstry Company has acquired the Girvan practice of Murray & Tait.

Published 2 April 2015

Advisory group on stop and search chaired by John Scott QC to be established

A new independent advisory group, chaired by solicitor advocate John Scott QC, is to be established to examine the use of stop and search powers in Scotland.

Published 1 April 2015

Legislation to help financially vulnerable families comes into force

New legislation comes into force today which introduces a new system of debt advice and debt management in the world.

Published 1 April 2015