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21 Jul 17

Maclays to merge with Dentons as world's biggest law firm gets even bigger

Partnership approval means 200 partner UK operation to form this year

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21 Jul 17

Lady Hale to step up as UK Supreme Court President

Baroness to be one of two women on court as new appointments announced

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21 Jul 17

Parole system review goes out to consultation

Ministers seek views on ways to improve working of Parole Board

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21 Jul 17

Tributes follow death of former judge Lord McCluskey

"Giant of Scots law" passes away at 88

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20 Jul 17

Two join Gilson Gray's Glasgow office

Private client and business teams benefit from new hires

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Litigation: a bill to settle

Social Security Bill

Benefits of devolution

Courts

The changing role of the courts in our democracy

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Litigation: a bill to settle

Following publication of the bill to implement civil litigation funding reform, the author critically examines the thinking behind two key provisions, and encourages practitioners to join the debate

Access to justice: the small print

Some issues that arise from the Civil Litigation Bill from the standpoint of the Society’s Professional Practice team

Benefits of devolution

Taking over part of the social security system is one of the most complex exercises yet undertaken by the Scottish Government. This contribution sets out the approach of its Social Security Bill

The changing role of the courts in our democracy

This extract from the lecture “The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society” considers the factors that, it is argued, have revolutionised the role of the judiciary this century

Core values

“For the greater good” is the inspirational title of this year’s Law Society of Scotland annual conference. The Journal spoke to two of the presenters, and previews the programme

Deep and meaningful

How can external law firms best serve their in-house legal team clients? An in-house lawyer considers how firms might develop the relationship that will cement their seat at the client’s table

The fall and rise of interrogatories

Taking evidence on commission by way of interrogatories, little used in practice until recently, has undergone a revival due to the legislation on vulnerable witnesses

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