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Glasgow Law Practice

We are a law practice with a number of offices throughout Glasgow including two offices in Glasgow city centre. This site is NOT a referral site. If you contact our firm one of our solicitors will speak with you to provide some free initial advice.

One Year Old Amongst 356 Children Stopped-and-Searched

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A one-year-old was one of the 356 minors stopped and searched across Scotland according to a Freedom of Information Act.

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Are More Consistent Sentences on the Way for Scotland's Criminals?

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From October 2015, a new body, namely the Scottish Sentencing Council (SSC) will be address criminal sentencing across Scotland.

In particular, the remit of the SSC, which is due to meet for the first time in November 2015, includes promoting consistency and transparency in Scottish sentencing in the criminal courts, developing and improving sentencing policy, obtaining a better understanding of sentencing practices throughout Scotland, and perhaps most importantly, producing sentencing guidelines for the nation's judiciary.

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Scottish House Prices Rise by 3.4%

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Scottish properties have continued to rise at a similar rate to the growth seen at the end of 2014, with property sales also rising since the beginning of the year.

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New Clydeside Police Squad as City Centre Rates Fall

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Police Scotland have announced that a new Clydeside unit has been created to protect Glaswegians on the eight miles of river in the city.

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House Prices Across Scotland Rise by 3.4%

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According to the Registers of Scotland (RoS), house prices across the country have risen by 3.4% in the past twelve months.

The statistics, reported by Registers of Scotland, cover all residential sales between £20,000 and £1 million and includes that did not involve a mortgage.

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1,200 Under 10s Involved in Crime

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Over 1,200 children under the age of 10 have been involved in crime in the last two years in Scotland according to figures from a Freedom of Information request.

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Scottish Prisons Face Greater Scrutiny After Parliament Approves New System

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The Scottish Parliament have approved a reform of the system, which scrutinises Scottish prisons, in order to improve the way prisons are monitored.

Michael Matheson, Justice Secretary, explained: "The previous system for monitoring Scotland's prisons was not as effective as it could be. There was a lack of accountability and significant inconsistencies in the way in which individual visiting committees worked".

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New Tax Rates to be Reviewed In Budget

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The Scottish Government has confirmed that tax rates, which are set to replace stamp duty when buying a property, are to be reviewed as part of the budget.

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In The Media

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Our employment specialist Stephen Smith has featured in today's edition of The Herald following a statement on legal aid from the Law Society of Scotland.

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Scottish Tenants Happy with Buy-to-let Properties, but Supply Might Fail to Meet Demand

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A recent survey by Scottish letting agents Lettingweb, has shown that the Scottish private rented sector is going from strength to strength, but warns that the growing tenant demand could lead to a shortage in home supply. The news comes after the latest house price index showed a 0.7% increase in house prices during October 2014, putting prices at just £717 below the pre-recession peak of £165,515.

Overall, the research proves that the Scottish property market has recovered since the independence referendum in September 2014, with house prices currently rising at a faster pace than they did most of 2014. The rise equates to 5.7% overall annual growth in Scottish house prices, meaning a capital return of £8,850 for the average property investment in Scotland in the past year.

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