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Thorley Stephenson - Update from Mark Thorley & Jim Stephenson

After eighteen years in practice together Mark Thorley and Jim Stephenson have decided to begin the process of closing down Thorley Stephenson.

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Thorley Stephenson successfully defends appeal against mother's move back to Poland with child

Using 12 points of the judgement to show that the sheriff had improperly exercised her discretion, the appellant claimed that the sheriff's decision was obviously erroneous. The respondent insisted that he should retain a level of physical contact with the kid that would not be achievable if she went back to Poland, even though it was undisputed that she should live with him.

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Scotland's recorded crime rate is at its lowest point ever

In 2017, Police Scotland recorded fewer offences than ever before, with the number of crimes falling by 2% to one of the lowest levels for any 12-month period since comparable statistics have been kept, which dates back to 1974.

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How to make a claim for compensation for a personal injury

Here are a few tips on how to make a claim for a personal injury. 

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Police documentation of "hate events" that are not crimes is dangerous

Anyone who has experienced a housebreak will understand how traumatic the event can be. Locks can be changed, and insurance plans can be used, but it might take time and effort to help victims regain their confidence. I wonder if knowing that burglars are highly unlikely to be apprehended makes people feel even more uneasy following a break-in.

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