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Accelerated payments rules bring £2bn harvest to HMRC

Revenue claims 80% court success rate in anti-avoidance cases

MSPs fail to back Verdicts Bill despite opposing "not proven"

Justice Committee against increasing majority needed for conviction

Appeal court decisions clarify SLCC sift tests

Rulings affect repetition of client allegations, and late complaints

Two growing firms announce further hires

Gilson Gray and Harper Macleod add to capital strength

Two key bills pass final Holyrood stage

Education and Carers Bills given unopposed stage 3 approval

Pavement parking bill would be "positive step" – but must await powers

MSPs give stage 1 scrutiny though devolved competence needed

Society looks for solicitor comments on SLCC levy proposals

Members' views wanted ahead of response to consultations

First summary sheriffs appointed

Twelve named along with stipendiary magistrates

Second committee calls for stronger burial and cremation law

Health & Sport Committee calls for better recognition of women's needs

Lawyer acquitted of causing death despite careless driving verdict

Victim's family describe jury decision as "irrational"

Law Commissions call for single framework for election law

Joint interim report proposes consistency across all types of poll

Four more solicitors awarded Signet Accreditation

Successful candidates pass in employment and commercial litigation