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Holyrood committee finds 'significant flaws' in assisted suicide proposals

A parliamentary report scrutinising proposals to legalise assisted suicide has been published today by the health and sport committee.

Published 30 April 2015

Criminal justice organisations publish guide for victims and witnesses

Today sees the publication of Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses by a number of Scottish criminal justice organisations.

Published 30 April 2015

Faculty stresses need for DBAs to be regulated if brought in to Scotland

The Faculty of Advocates has pointed to “the potential to enhance justice” if US-style damages based agreements (DBAs) are introduced in Scotland.

Published 30 April 2015

Call for greater consumer protection initiatives to prevent misconduct in European banking

Govan Law Centre's principal solicitor has called upon the European Banking Authority (EBA) to make greater use of its article 9 consumer protection mandate to help prevent misconduct in banking across the European Union (EU).

Published 30 April 2015

Call for views launched on smoking prohibition bill

A call for views on legislation which will create a new criminal offence for adults who smoke in a motor vehicle in the presence of a child has been launched by Holyrood's health and sport committee.

Published 30 April 2015

Brodies wins Scotland Law Firm of the Year at international business law awards

Brodies has been recognised as the leading law firm in Scotland at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2015 in Washington DC.

Published 30 April 2015

Scottish law school ranked in world's top 30

The University of Edinburgh Law School has been ranked as one of the world’s top 30 in the 2015 QS World University Rankings.

Published 30 April 2015

SLCC analyses Law Society's treatment of complaints about solicitors

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has published an analysis of trends in the Law Society of Scotland’s handling of complaints about solicitors’ conduct from 2009 to 2014.

Published 29 April 2015

ECJ rules men who have had sexual relations with other men may be prevented from donating blood

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that men who have had sexual relations with other men may justifiably be prevented from donating blood where it is established such men are at a high risk of contracting severe infectious diseases and, to ensure compatibility with the principle of non-discrimination in relation to sexual orientation, there are no effective detection techniques or less onerous methods for ensuring a high level of health protection for recipients.

Published 29 April 2015

New figures show legal highs account for nearly 25 per cent of all drug deaths

Legal highs are the cause of an increasing number of drug deaths according to the latest statistics.

Published 29 April 2015

Shoosmiths acts for M Squared Lasers in health research agreement

Shoosmiths has advised laser developer and manufacturer M Squared Lasers on an agreement to develop new technologies with the University of St Andrews.

Published 29 April 2015

Six women successfully invoke Clare's law

Police Scotland have revealed that a pilot scheme that gives women the right to know if their partner has a history of violence has provided information to six women since it launched last year.

Published 29 April 2015