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Work starts on new Kirkcaldy court complex

Two criminal courtrooms could pave way for justice complex

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Crime figures show downturn in latest year

Overall 16% year-on-year decline in 2017-18

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Immigration Bill deprives UK's EU citizens of rights, MPs report

Human Rights Committee flags up powers vested in Home Secretary

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Raeburn Christie acquires Connons of Stonehaven

Practice transfers as principal Gordon Christie retires

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25 Mar 19

Settling after quantum defence bars simple procedure expenses cap: sheriff

But court uses discretion to make equivalent award

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What's the deal?

With the prospects for Brexit still unclear, the Journal attempts to draw together some of the latest official guidance relevant to law firms that not yet have looked seriously at the possible impact

Ready to leave?

How much impact has Brexit had on the profession to date, and what have solicitors done to prepare for it? We report on the Society’s focus groups that recently took place around the country

Brexit: no dealbreaker either

Is the impact of Brexit on commercial contracts such that an adversely affected party might be able to avoid the contract through frustration? An English High Court decision suggests not

The business of divorce

Corporate transactions by business owners may have family law considerations not apparent to the client (or the corporate adviser) at the time. The authors highlight some pitfalls for the unwary

Trailblazing 12

To mark International Women’s Day, and the first 100 years of women in the legal profession, we present 12 inspirational figures who helped bring women in the profession to where they are today

Cohabitants: rebalancing the law

The conclusions of the Law Society of Scotland’s research into the law providing rights to cohabiting couples, and its proposals for reform

Litigation: an evolving scene

A recent report puts a figure on the sharp decline in recent years in the use of civil litigation in Scotland. This feature looks at the influences at work, and what they mean for the future

Chain transactions

How long will it be before blockchain begins to have an impact on legal transactions? Our authors look at some latest developments, the potential, and some issues that will need to be resolved

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