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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

The JCPOA: The Countdown To Iranian Sanctions Relief

On 14 July 2015, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) was agreed between Iran and the US, the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.  In basic terms the JCPOA is a quid pro quo arrangement under which Iran makes certain promises in relation to its nuclear programme and in return the UN, the US and the EU promise to remove their “nuclear-related” sanctions (including oil and gas embargoes) which are currently in place against Iran.

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Aberdeen City Region Deal – Critical For Future Prosperity

Of all the City Deals emerging in Scotland, the Aberdeen City Region Deal is probably the one which carries the greatest potential for re-setting the economic future of its area.

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The Scottish Sentencing Council Begins Work

Following in the footsteps south of the border, the Scottish Sentencing Council has been officially established today and its members announced. Lord Carloway, the Lord Justice Clerk and one of Scotland’s most senior judges, is to chair the newly created Council. The other eleven members include five other judicial office holders, three legal members, a police officer, a victims’ representative and another non-judicial member.

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