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Older drivers enraged by the proposed maximum driving age limit

A driver must renew their licence every three years once they turn 70 years old, in accordance with the current legislation.

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Dangerous Driving Scotland: FAQs

Driving offences are common, and can range anywhere from a speeding ticket to death by dangerous driving. 

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Congratulations to our Emma Murdoch in qualifying


Emma is now our new qualified solicitor in our Children and Family Law department.

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Thorley Stephensons are delighted to welcome our two new trainees

Greg Smart will support Mark Thorley in our civil ordinary department and Duncan Roach will support Nicole Conroy in our children and Family Law department.

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Sentencing of Young People: What does the latest guideline mean for the Scottish criminal justice system?

The sentencing of young people in Scotland continually sparks a high level of controversy within Scots law. Whilst the severity of the offence is a major consideration in sentencing, the courts need to balance what is best for the individual and public safety. Along with this, there must be a focus on promoting the rehabilitation of the young person. To help courts with this decision, the Scottish Sentencing Council has finalised new guidelines for the sentencing of young people. This article answers common concerns with the new guidelines. 

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