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International Cooperation in Tackling Serious Crime

The importance for Scotland of continued international cooperation in crime prevention and detection post-Brexit was recently highlighted by the Executive Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, during a visit to Scotland.

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Calls for Life-Saving Technologies to be Fitted to Cars as Standard

All new cars should have a variety of life-saving technologies fitted as standard, including automated emergency braking, intelligent speed assistance and intelligent seatbelt reminders in all seats.

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Dangerous Drivers Could Face Life Sentences

The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tougher penalties for drivers who cause death through dangerous or careless driving.

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Legislative Changes Assist in the Recovery of Criminal Assets

It is now easier to seize money, assets and property from serious criminals thanks to recent changes to the law, the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has said. Additional new powers due to come into effect in January will further assist in this process.

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Divorce agreement not found to be ‘unfair’, despite lack of legal advice

A woman has won her appeal against a sheriff’s ruling that the pre-divorce agreement that she made with her former spouse was ‘unfair’. The sheriff ruled that it was not a fair agreement, because her ex-husband had signed the agreement without having received any legal advice.

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