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Court Service Acts to Recover Unpaid Fines

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has issued a reminder of the powers it has available to recover unpaid criminal fines

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Tackling Serious and Organised Crime in Glasgow

Police Scotland has announced a new initiative to tackle the activities of serious and organised crime groups in Glasgow, including drugs offences, fraud and cybercrime. 

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Treatment of Minor Road Traffic Offences

The Scottish Government recently consulted over proposed amendments to a section of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to allow fixed penalty notices to be issued on-the-spot to suspected offenders of minor road traffic offences in Scotland. This section of the Act currently applies in England and Wales, but not in Scotland. 

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Scottish Government Proposes Changes to Family Law

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to modernise the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

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‘Empty Nesters’ Consider Downsizing

New research from Bank of Scotland has revealed that 43% of parents intend to remain in the family home after their children have ‘flown the nest’, instead of downsizing to a smaller, more manageable property. 

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Income Levels Can Influence the Decision to Marry

Recent research has been carried out in the US to investigate why some cohabiting couples go on to get married while others end up separating. 

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Police Back Initiative to Raise Awareness of Stalking

Police Scotland has announced that it is taking part in National Stalking Awareness Week, which is running from 16th – 20th April. 

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Scotland Expected to See Increase in Property Sales

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published its latest UK Residential Market Survey, which found that momentum continued to slow in the UK housing market in March as buyer demand fell for the twelfth consecutive month. 

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Government Announces New Measures to Tackle Sectarianism

The Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, has announced that an independent working group is to be established to look at the scope for establishing a legal definition of ‘sectarianism’ in Scots Law - potentially making it easier for police and prosecutors to tackle sectarian related crimes

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Looked After Children in Scotland

New statistics published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician have given an interesting insight into the numbers of looked after children in Scotland. 

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