Scotland Prison Population Falls for Third Year

There were 7,576 people locked up in Scottish jails during 2013/2014, according to statistics released by the Scottish Government. Hailed as “good news” by prison authorities, Emergency Lawyers investigates what this means for Scotland. The recent three-year picture is positive … Continued

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A Fall in Football Hate Crimes

  Over the past 12 months, the number of recorded sectarian incidents at football matches has dropped by 40%, according to statistics from the Crown Office. The fall in the number of incidents follows the introduction of legislation in 2012 … Continued

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Children and Young People Bill Backlash

Background Scottish Parliament passed the wide-ranging Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill earlier this year. The bill passed with a massive majority; out of 129 MSPs, 103 voted for the bill and 15 abstained. Despite such parliamentary approval, the bill … Continued

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Dundee’s Courts

At Emergency Lawyers we know that attending court can be a stressful experience. To try and ease your nerves as much possible we have created guides to all of Scotland’s courts. These cover how to get there, what to expect … Continued

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‘Andrew’s Law’ Takes Step Forward

  Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill announced plans to introduce licensing laws for air guns late last month. The announcement follows from a consultation carried out by the Scottish Government in 2012 concerning the views of the public on air powered … Continued

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