Publication: Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

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Male group succeeds in equal pay claim

News In Focus TodayA group of male manual workers employed by a university has succeeded in a rare equal pay claim to achieve parity with comparable female employees, the Independent reports today.The 18 carpenters, plumbers and caretakers claimed they ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
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Commissions launch equality/human rights impact assessment guidance

News In Focus TodayNew guidance to enable equality and human rights considerations to be embedded into the policies, and practices of public bodies in Scotland has been published in a joint exercise by the Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
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Lawyers' guide to Human Rights Court published by CCBE

News In Focus TodayA practical guide aimed at lawyers intending to present a case before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has been published by the CCBE, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.“The European Court of Human Rights: ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
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Corroboration rule given stay of execution

News In Focus TodayThe bill that includes the abolition of the corroboration rule in Scottish criminal trials has been shelved pending completion of a review of additional safeguards, the Scottish Government announced today.Ministers have accepted a proposal ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
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SPCs report strong house sales in 2014 Q1

News In Focus TodayHouse sales through Scotland's solicitor property centres rose this year to their best first quarter level since 2008, according to the centres' umbrella body.Sales recorded through SPC Scotland members rose by 29.1% annually, from ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
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Insolvency figures continue to decline

News In Focus TodayA further decline in the number of personal insolvencies in Scotland between January and March 2014 has been reported today by the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB).However corporate insolvency figures were up by 6.6%, with 244 Scottish ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
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Court reforms are "50 years overdue", Lord President claims

News In Focus TodayThe proposed reforms to civil courts would produce a huge saving in public costs and are "probably 50 years overdue", the author of the proposals told MSPs yesterday.Lord Gill, the Lord President of the Court of Session, who carried ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Scots aiming to take law centres to Africa

News In Focus TodayA fundraising campaign to create the first community law centre in Africa has been launched by two prominent Scottish solicitors.Mike Dailly of Govan Law Centre, and Austin Lafferty, Past President of the Law Society of Scotland, want ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Society resigns from CBI over referendum stance

News In Focus TodayThe Law Society of Scotland has joined the organisations who have resigned membership of the Confederation of British Industry in Scotland, following the CBI's decision to register as a campaigner for a No vote in the Scottish independence ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 1 reports

Lloyds estimates average house moving costs at over £8,000

News In Focus 22 April 2014UK home owners who moved house in 2013 spent £6.6bn in the costs of moving, at an average of £8,248, according to figures released by Lloyds Bank.The bank puts the total spent as up by 27% on the previous year's £5.2bn, due ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 23 2014]
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APIL predicts court fee rises following reforms

News In Focus TodayCourt fees are likely to rise following the planned transfer of business from the Court of Session to the sheriff courts, due to the lower fees charged for sheriff court actions, according to the Association of Personal Injury Lawy ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Turcan Connell announces appointment of Alexis Graham

News reelTodayAlexis Graham moves from Maclay Murray & Spens as associate in Tax and Succession team17 Apr 14Association of Personal Injury Lawyers urges clarification about impact of losses to the public purse17 Apr 14Senators of the College of Justice ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]

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Pamela Rennie of Renfrewshire Council, who was involved in one of the pilot exercises, commented: "The human rights perspective was new for a lot of us in our pilot assessment. It wasn’t scary, though: once you broke it down to what the actual duties were and what the right actually meant, you could apply it [to the situation]. So it’s just about taking the time to understand it and apply it to the service area you’re looking at.”"
Welcoming the announcement, James Wolffe QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: "The abolition of corroboration would fundamentally alter our criminal justice system. The Government was right to recognise that the implications of that proposal required further examination. It has rightly now recognised that Parliament should not be asked to consider this aspect of the bill further until Lord Bonomy’s review is complete. The Faculty looks forward to participating fully in that work.”"
Claiming that public money was being inefficiently spent at present, he added: "The whole thinking behind this bill is how it affects the public purse. I would hope that the committee would support this bill and the outcome will be a huge saving in public costs. It's probably 50 years overdue."
"This new bill will offer debt relief quickly and less expensively than under the current scheme, while providing access to financial education for people in need of additional support."

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Male group succeeds in equal pay claim [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
Lawyers' guide to Human Rights Court published ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
Commissions launch equality/human rights impact... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 2 hours ago]
Corroboration rule given stay of execution [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
SPCs report strong house sales in 2014 Q1 [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
Court reforms are "50 years overdue", Lord Pres... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
Insolvency figures continue to decline [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - 20 hours ago]
Scots aiming to take law centres to Africa [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 23 2014]
Lloyds estimates average house moving costs at ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 23 2014]
Society resigns from CBI over referendum stance [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 22 2014]
APIL predicts court fee rises following reforms [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 22 2014]
Turcan Connell announces appointment of Alexis ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
Turcan Connell announces promotions, including ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 18 2014]
Inner House judges to dispense with robes [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Scottish Court Service publishes Corporate Plan [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Lawyers warn of fees loss from civil court reforms [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 17 2014]
Human rights/rule of law "in crisis", says Coun... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
Corporate associate hire at WJM [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
Double jeopardy application granted in "World's... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 16 2014]
"Groundless threats" IP law should be reformed,... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
Proposed carers provision may have gaps, Societ... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 15 2014]
Government contracts to adopt Scottish arbitrat... [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Risk assessments and OLRs [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
People on the move [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Good linking [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
A happy marriage? [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Gold dust data [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Clients: on good terms? [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Fair Exchange? [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
Ask Ash: Too much information [Published Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - Apr 14 2014]
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