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Scotland to make record number of extraditions as UK gains access to EU crime database

Scotland is poised to carry out a record number of extraditions as the UK gains access to a list of Europe’s most wanted criminals.

Published 13 April 2015

Former UK government drug adviser calls on SNP to legalise ecstasy and cannabis

The UK government’s former chief drug adviser has called on Scotland to legalise ecstasy and cannabis as medicines.

Published 13 April 2015

Lord advocate releases draft instructions for prosecutors on human trafficking victims’ offences

The lord advocate, Frank Mulholland QC has produced draft guidelines for prosecutors on alleged offences committed by possible human trafficking victims.

Published 13 April 2015

Liberal Democrats promise digital rights bill if elected

The Liberal Democrats said they will introduce legislation to safeguard digital rights within the first six months of a new parliament should they enter government as part of a coalition following the general election next month.

Published 13 April 2015

Police Scotland admit failings over death of young boy in fireball incident

The police have admitted a number of failings in how they dealt with the death of a young boy in a fireball incident in Aberdeen last year.

Published 13 April 2015

Scottish businessman on FBI’s most wanted list for alleged fraud

A Scottish businessman has been put on the US Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) “most wanted” list following allegations he defrauded financial institutions and customers in the US.

Published 13 April 2015

Anderson Strathern adds GTC Scotland to clients

Anderson Strathern has been appointed as the sole firm to provide presenting officer services to the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) following a competitive tender exercise.

Published 13 April 2015

Simon Allison new head of employment as Blackadders announces promotions

Blackadders Solicitors have announced the promotion of eight members of the legal team.

Published 13 April 2015

‘Revenge porn’ law comes into force south of the border today

People in England and Wales who upload sexually explicit media to the internet without consent could be jailed for up to two years from today.

Published 13 April 2015

Community council granted protected expenses order ahead of appeal against local authority decision

A community council has been granted a protected expenses order limiting its liability for the costs of a legal action challenging a decision of a local authority.

Published 10 April 2015

Child abuse survivors call for compensation as part of forthcoming inquiry

Survivors of historical child abuse in institutions including schools and places run by religious organisations are calling for compensation to be included in a forthcoming inquiry.

Published 10 April 2015

Murderer of schoolboy who lied on behalf of accomplice sentenced to further six years in jail

One of the men jailed for the murder of a boy in Glasgow 11 years ago has been given a further jail term after he lied in an attempt to free an accomplice.

Published 10 April 2015

DWF named one of the most active advisers in UK and Ireland M&A market

In an independent report by Experian, DWF has been ranked the second most active legal adviser in the UK and Ireland M&A market in the first quarter of the year.

Published 10 April 2015

Blog: why land is a national asset that should serve the public interest

Human rights are not a “red card” to be played by landowning interests to obstruct debate on land reform. You may be forgiven for thinking that when reading headlines about the Scottish Government’s land reform plans allegedly costing taxpayers £600 million in compensation bills.

Published 10 April 2015

Scottish Law Commission hosts commonwealth law reform conference

The Scottish Law Commission is hosting a major international law reform conference in Edinburgh on 11-12 April 2015 - the Conference of the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies (CALRAs).

Published 10 April 2015