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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Courting Controversy: The Passing Of The Courts Reform Act

Today, the Scottish Parliament is expected to pass the Courts Reform Act.  This piece of legislation will have a profound impact on litigation in Scotland: there will be a significant transfer of business from the Court of Session, the superior court, to the sheriff courts.  The Scottish Government’s intention is that the Court of Session will (mostly) be left to deal with cases worth over £100,000.

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Commission Submissions

Charles Rogers

The Smith Commission has been set up to take forward proposals for further devolution in Scotland.  This follows the pledge made by the three pro-union parties in the closing weeks of the independence referendum campaign to implement extensive new powers for the Scottish Parliament.

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Post Referendum Scotland Gears Up For Growth In Food And Drink Sector

Scotland’s food and drink industry will have enjoyed a boost in revenues over the last few months with the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup events, and as the population celebrated or commiserated the result of the Referendum a couple of weeks ago.

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