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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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Improving Health and Safety in the Waste and Recycling Sector

The issue of health and safety in the waste and recycling sector has been subject to scrutiny recently, after the Health and Safety (HSE) announced it would be beginning a programme of unannounced inspections of sites across the country.

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Intellectual Property Crime and Digital Piracy

Intellectual Property crime has come under the spotlight recently, with Europol holding an international conference to look at emerging crime trends and recent innovations in enforcement strategies.
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Reducing Re-offending in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced that it intends to extend a presumption against short prison sentences and encourage greater use of more effective community sentences to help reduce incidences of re-offending. However, it says that short jail terms should still be imposed when they are the only suitable option.

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New Campaign to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

The Scottish Government has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking, highlighting that it is often taking place much closer than people realise.

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