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Toddler Found ‘Wandering Streets’ in Motherwell

May 31, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

A man has been arrested after a two-year old was found unaccompanied in a street in Motherwell. Police were called to reports of a child “wandering the streets” in the town’s Albion Street at about 20:40 on Sunday. The child was immediately taken into the care of police. A 49-year-old man was later arrested and…

Edinburgh Professor to Chair Controversial Review of Sharia Law

May 27, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

Edinburgh University professor Mona Siddiqui is to head a controversial review into the potential harms caused by Sharia Law. The probe has been ordered by the Home Secretary Theresa May as part of a counter-extremism strategy. It will look at whether Sharia courts discriminate against women – by legitimising forced marriages and issuing unfair divorce…

Legal Services Agency Co-Founds Migrant Children Project

May 25, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

Glasgow’s Legal Services Agency, Scotland’s largest law centre, is one of four in the UK involved in setting up a new service offering legal support to vulnerable migrant children seeking citizenship rights in this country. A groundbreaking pro bono project, Kids In Need of Defence (KIND) UK will be modelled on a similar American scheme, co-founded by…

Holyrood gains new powers under Scotland Act 2016

May 23, 2016   /  Uncategorized   /   no comments

The Scottish Parliament has gained its first law-making powers under the Scotland Act 2016. Holyrood can now legislate on new areas such as equal opportunities, abortion law, speed limits and gaming machines. Additional new powers on tax, welfare, Air Passenger Duty and the licensing of onshore oil and gas extraction are due to be transferred…

Civil Justice Statistics in Scotland 2014-15

May 20, 2016   /  Divorce Lawyer   /   no comments

The amount of civil law actions initiated in Scottish courts is at its lowest since statistics began in 2008. The latest figures, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician show that there were 76,800 civil law cases files in the financial year 2014-15, a drop of 42% since 2008-09. Although, the number of cases raised has seen…

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