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The first criminal jury trials in Scotland since the start of the COVID-19 crisis have been hailed as successes. Trials have successfully taken place at the High Court in Edinburgh and in Glasgow, using multiple courtrooms in order to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, our sister publication

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The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Scotland’s professional body for advocates, the equivalent of barristers, has announced he will resign later this year following complaints. Gordon Jackson QC had referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication

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Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's lawyer, Gordon Jackson QC, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication of footage in which he made comments about Salmond's trial. Mr Salmond was vindicated last week of various sexual offence charges

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Drugs prosecutions in Scotland have plummeted following a change in policy. Figures show that cases have halved in four years, with prosecutors applying what they say is "smart", not "soft touch" justice, our sister publication Scottish Legal News reports.

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