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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Further Devolution Evolution: The UK Government's Command Paper on the next stage in progressing the Smith Commission Agreement

The UK Government has published a command paper, which progresses the Smith Commission Agreement for further Scottish devolution.

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LChalmers

Scottish Courts: Changes on the Way

Stephen Farrell

The Lord President of the Court of Session, Lord Gill, yesterday announced a timetable for implementation of various parts of the Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014:

From September 2015

  • A new personal injury court with Scotland-wide jurisdiction will be established in Edinburgh.
  • The threshold for raising cases in the Court of Session will increase from £5,000 to £100,000
  • A new Sheriff Appeal Court will be created to deal with appeals from sheriffs.  The court will have nationwide jurisdiction (rather than the present appeals to

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Burness admin

Ebola Wake-Up Call For Overseas Workers

The case of Pauline Cafferkey, the public health nurse and third sector volunteer who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, who is thankfully no longer in a critical condition and is showing signs of improvement, has refocused attention on the employer/employee relationship across all sectors in relation to overseas working.

Rightly, Ms Cafferkey has attracted praise from the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, as standing for the “very best of NHS values”.

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LChalmers