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Trauma specialist to support victim services

Appointment comes as funding awarded for further research

Bill passed to safeguard Scottish election from COVID

Measures to be put in place to ensure safe conduct of poll

EU law Continuity Bill passes final stage

Bill to keep devolved Scots law aligned with EU passed by Holyrood

Three sheriffs appointed to Personal Injury Court

Nominations return court to full strength

Legal complaints reform proposals published for views

Ministers seek to reduce time and cost through more flexible system

Positive, but more needed: reactions to legal aid rise

Society and profession welcome Scottish Government announcement of support

Legal aid response: 10% over two years, plus support

£9m hardship fund announced alongside fee rises in next two financial years

Inspector of prosecution warns of years of COVID delays

Annual report warns of significant impact on prosecutions and FAIs

Amended court rules cover post-Brexit transition issues

New rules concern choice of court, insolvency proceedings and other matters

Culpable homicide conviction quashed for misdirection

Judge erred in mentioning recklessness when not part of Crown case

Mediation in planning: ministers reveal draft for views

Consultation opens on draft guidance under 2019 Act

UNCRC bill should cover all service providers: report

Stage 1 report supports general principles but calls for extended scope