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Mark Thorley, Director, speaks to BBC Radio Scotland about Legal Aid crisis

Mark Thorley, Director, speaks to BBC Scotland about The Law Society Scotland’s warning of a crisis regarding the Legal Aid system currently in place. Addressing the need for reform, Mark noted “We need to simplify the system, make it easier for everybody, that's not just lawyers, it makes it easier for the customer as well.”

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Presumption against short prison sentences extended to 12 months

Short prison sentences of 12 months or less have been branded ‘ineffective’ and are expected to reduce now that MSPs have voted for a presumption against their use.

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Alarming rise in work-related deaths in Scotland

In the last year, there has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of workplace fatalities across Scotland, the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal.

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Uninsured drivers on UK roads at its lowest in 7 years

There has been a 33 per cent drop in the number of drivers who have been stopped without insurance in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to new figures from RAC Insurance.

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1 in 4 Brits killed in cars were not wearing a seatbelt

Despite seatbelt-wearing rates of 98.6 per cent for British car drivers, 27 per cent of UK car occupant fatalities in 2017 were not wearing a seatbelt, according to a new report from PACTS.

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