Russell Fallis

Russell Fallis

Written 36 posts

Communications Manager, Justice & Safer Communities, Scottish Government.

The week in review

5th May 2017

Parliamentary business has been curtailed this week with the local elections. However, various developments involving justice and community safety partners have been highlighted in recent days. Reducing reoffending, cutting crime: Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson welcomed news on Tuesday that reconviction rates for offenders in Scotland are at the lowest levels for eighteen years….

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The week in review

28th April 2017

Regulation of the legal profession, training individuals to identify and support women in abusive relationships, and the future of railway policing in Scotland were among the issues on Ministers’ agenda this week. Regulating the legal profession Consumer protection will be at the heart of an independent review into how legal services are regulated, Minister for…

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The week in review

31st March 2017

Railway policing bill on track On Tuesday the Cabinet Secretary of Justice Michael Matheson and the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf gave evidence to the Justice Committee on the Government’s plans to integrate British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland following the devolution of legislative responsibility for railway policing to the Scottish Parliament. Outlining to…

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The week in review

24th March 2017

Attack in London The week’s events have been overshadowed by the terrorist attack at Westminster. The thoughts of Scottish Government Ministers and civil servants – many with friends and colleagues working at Westminster and Whitehall – have been with those caught up in Wednesday’s incident, including relatives of those killed or injured, and the police…

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The week in review

17th March 2017

Air travellers’ safety, improving access to justice and Scotland’s police forensics service were among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week. Breaking the cycle of crime On Monday the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson announced fresh investment in services to help reduce the cycle of reoffending, keeping crime down and communities safe. Apex Scotland,…

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The week in review

3rd March 2017

A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio over the week beginning Monday February 27th, 2017.

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