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28 February 2019 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

From next month, the Glasgow Sheriff Court Alcohol Court is to deal with domestic abuse cases in which alcohol ‘significantly contributed to the offending’.

19 February 2019 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Private Client

The Scottish Government launched a public consultation on the 17th February 2019, asking how the law covering succession could better reflect 21st century Scotland.

28 January 2019 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

On Monday 21st January 2019, the landmark draft Domestic Abuse Bill was published, aimed at pursuing offenders and supporting victims and their families. The Bill comes after it is revealed domestic abuse costs the country £66 billion a year and is said to provide a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity to transform how the UK responds to domestic violence.

30 November 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Private Client

Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Direct Line Insurance, Guildford in Surrey was dubbed the Inheritance Tax capital of the UK after it was revealed that as many as 658 families from the town southwest of London were subject to the tax between 2015 and 2016. On average, each family are said to have paid £231,000 per estate (a total of just under £152 million), more than anywhere else in the country.

25 October 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A new report carried out by the Scottish Government looked at data on robbery in the past decade.

18 September 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

According to the Scottish Government’s statistical report on the criminal justice system, both the rate of reconviction and the average number of reconvictions per person have been slowly decreasing since 2003. The statistics are based on the data of people who were released from custody in 2015-16 or received a non-custodial sentence during that period.

27 August 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A programme designed to rehabilitate male domestic abuse offenders, in addition to supporting the women and children affected, is being extended into six Scottish local authorities.

19 July 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Private Client

A new report into intergenerational wealth transfer has found that over 11 million people aged between 25-45 in the UK expect to receive some sort of inheritance from their parents or grandparents, with nearly half (5.1 million) of these expecting to inherit at least £50,000 in fixed assets or money. 

13 July 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

A call for evidence has been launched over proposed new legislation that aims to provide vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime with a better experience of the criminal justice system in Scotland. 

28 June 2018 Davidson Shirley Solicitors Criminal Law

Anti-fraud body Financial Fraud Action UK has issued a warning on the risks associated with acting as a money mule for fraudsters after a 26-year-old man was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 280 hours of unpaid work. 


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