Monthly Archives: June 1998

(56)  Scottish Parliamentary election results

The results of the Scottish Parliamentary elections, held on 6 May 1999 and using an Additional Member System of voting, were as follows: Party Constituency MSPs and %age vote Regional List MSPs and %age vote %age vote in whole election … Continue reading

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(55)  SNP propose ending civil appeal to the House of Lords

On 8 April 1999 the Scottish National Party published its manifesto for the Scottish Parliamentary election to be held on 6 May 1999. This includes a commitment to abolish the appeal to the House of Lords in civil matters. (12 … Continue reading

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(54)  Lockerbie trial: enter the accused

As expected (see No 52 below), on 5 April 1999 the two Libyans accused of planting the bomb aboard the Pam Am jet which exploded over Lockerbie on 21 December 1988 (Abdel Baset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi and Al-Amin Khalifa … Continue reading

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(53)  South African authorities in Edinburgh Sheriff Court

The Scots Law Times of 19 March 1999 reports at 1999 SLT (Sh Ct) 10 the decision of Sheriff D J B Robertson in First National Bank plc v Bank of Scotland, 2 September 1997, a case about the liability … Continue reading

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(52)  Lockerbie trial: new developments

On 19 March 1999 President Nelson Mandela of South Africa announced in Tripoli that Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, the leader of Libya, had written to Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, agreeing to surrender to him for trial the … Continue reading

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(51)  Scottish Courts online

The Scottish Courts Administration launched their new website on 24 February 1999. All Court of Session and High Court judgments are now available online from 2 pm on the day they are issued. Cases from the end of 1998 have … Continue reading

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