Monthly Archives: March 1998

(37)  A bone to pick with the Government: having your beef and eating it(2)

The Crown appeal in the beef-in-the-bone case (see No 33, below) was upheld on 26 June 1998. The Court of Criminal Appeal decided that Sheriff Paterson’s ruling that the Beef Bone Regulations 1997 were absurd or uncertain was ill-founded in … Continue reading

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(36)  Progress of the Scotland Bill

The Scotland Bill has completed its progress through the House of Commons and was introduced in the House of Lords on 17 June 1998. The provisions on the appointment and dismissal of Court of Session judges (clause 89 – see … Continue reading

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(35)  The media rank University law schools

On 11 May 1998 the German newspaper Der Spiegel published a list of rankings of European law schools based upon the quality of their teaching. Edinburgh was placed sixth out of 36 in these rankings, bested only by Tilburg, Cambridge, … Continue reading

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(34)  The Scots, the English and racial discrimination (3)

Allan McPherson, a riot policeman with a strong Glasgow accent, lost his claim of racial discrimination against the Metropolitan Police before an industrial tribunal sitting in Woburn on 7 May 1998. McPherson claimed that his employers refused to make him … Continue reading

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(33)  A bone to pick with the Government: having your beef and eating it

On 21 April 1998 Sheriff James Paterson at Selkirk rejected the first prosecution under the Beef Bone Regulations 1997, under which it is an offence to use any bone-in-beef in the preparation of food or ingredient for sale direct to … Continue reading

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(32)  The business of peace and unincorporated bodies

On 6 April 1998 at Greenock Sheriff Court Sheriff Simon Fraser refused to grant an eviction order sought by Argyll and Bute Council against the Faslane Peace Camp. The campers are protesting against the Faslane nuclear submarine base, and were … Continue reading

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