Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill

Today a petition signed by 2,500 people was presented to the Scottish Parliament, urging MSPs to support the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. The petition was prepared by the My Life, My Death, My Choice campaign, which launched at the beginning … Continued

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Aberdeen’s Courts

If you have been hit with a criminal charge and have been told to appear in court, you might feel completely out of your depth. In fact, no matter why you are going to court, we expect you will be … Continued

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Clare’s Law in Scotland

First Minister Alex Salmond recently announced he would pilot a Scottish version of Clare’s Law, following an appeal from Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson and a proposal by Police Scotland Chief Constable Stephen House. In February 2009, Clare Wood, a … Continued

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Corroboration on Ice

Justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has shelved plans to scrap Scotland’s centuries-old principle of corroboration. With the ancient cornerstone of Scots Law safe for now, let’s take a look at what it is and why it’s important. What is corroboration? Under … Continued

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A Test for Double Jeopardy

In 1977, two young girls were abducted and murdered after leaving the World’s End pub in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Despite an in-depth investigation the police were unable to identify a potential culprit. The next year the Lothian and Borders Police … Continued

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Edinburgh’s Courts

The team at Emergency Lawyers appreciates that going to court can be a stressful experience, especially if you are facing a charge or are attending a loved one’s hearing. We anticipate you will want to know as much as possible … Continued

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