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30 Mar 15

School debaters win through to Dewar tournament final

Four teams to contest top prize at Holyrood in June

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30 Mar 15

More money announced to deal with domestic and sexual violence cases

Courts and advocacy/support services to benefit from funding

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30 Mar 15

Court quashes social workers' contempt findings over suspended contact

Sheriff's decision not justified where actions taken in children's interests

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30 Mar 15

Partner hire will lead MMS oil and gas team

Jill Reid joins from Dana Petroleum

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27 Mar 15

Digby Brown takes top spot at Scottish Legal Awards

Five titles including Firm of the Year go to specialist PI firm

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Lease of life

Commercial property lawyer Caroline Drummond, new commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission, tells the Journal about the challenges that await her and the reasons she wanted the role

No win, no fee: no problem?

The authors explore the approach of the Scottish Government’s consultation, based on the Taylor report, in seeking to increase funding options for litigating clients

Ready to go to court?

Courts in England & Wales recognise the benefits of witness familiarisation – as opposed to coaching – in advance of a trial. Should the practice be recognised in Scotland?

Taking on the expert

How do you cross-examine a witness who knows far more than you about the subject in question? This article suggests some possible lines of attack

Pensions: keep up with the shake-up

Financial planners highlight features of the pension reforms that increase the need for solicitors to ensure they are properly advised over their own pension arrangements, as well as their clients'

Equity investment and law firm funding

What difference has external investment made so far to English law firms, and does it affect the Scottish market?

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