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More than Half of Scottish Crimes Unreported

A new survey has shown that more than 50% of all crimes in Scotland are not reported to the police

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An Overview of Divorce in Scotland

The majority of couples will have gone through a great deal of complex soul-searching, often over many months or years, before they take the decision that they need to terminate their marriage. Often, it is during the first three months of the year, following the stress of the festive period and reflections on what the future holds, that intentions to divorce are carried out. At Thorley Stephenson, our expert team of divorce lawyers are ready to help in order to make the process as painless and efficient as possible.

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Thorley Stephenson represent fingerprint analyst dismissed in wake of Shirley McKie case

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by a fingerprint officer who was unfairly dismissed in the wake of the Shirley McKie case. The hearing will begin on Thursday, March 3.

Fiona McBride, represented by Edinburgh-based solicitors Thorley Stephenson, will seek to be reinstated into the job she lost in 2007.

Ms McBride was one of several fingerprint analysts at the Scottish Criminal Records Office who stated that Shirley McKie’s thumb print was found at the scene of a murder investigation in Kilmarnock in January 1997.

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Speed Courses Encouraged by Road Traffic Campaigners

A number of campaign groups are encouraging the Scottish Government to introduce speed awareness courses to reduce the number of speeding offences in Scotland.

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Consultation Begins Regarding Bike Lane Creation in Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Council have invited a public consultation to get the opinion of the community regarding their proposal to create a cycle lane from Roseburn Primary to Haymarket.

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