Monthly Archives: January 1999

(99)  Knowingly infecting another with HIV a crime

On 23 February 2001 Stephen Kelly was found guilty in the High Court of Justiciary at Glasgow of culpable and reckless behaviour in having unprotected sexual intercourse with Anne Craig in the knowledge that he had been diagnosed as HIV-positive … Continue reading

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(98)  Land reform: access and the community right to buy

On 22 February 2001, Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace and Environment Minister Sam Galbraith published for public consultation a draft Land Reform Bill. The Bill contains: (1) a new right of access to land, including water, for recreation and passage, … Continue reading

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(97)  Drug trafficking confiscation orders not a breach of human rights

On 5 February 2001 the Privy Council held, in HM Advocate v McIntosh 2001 GWD 6-206, The Times 8 Feb 2001, that the assumptions which, unless shown to be incorrect, a court is entitled to make that property of or … Continue reading

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(96)  Lockerbie trial verdicts

On 31 January 2001 the Scottish court based at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands delivered its verdict in the trial of the two Libyans accused of planting the bomb which exploded on and destroyed PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie on … Continue reading

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(95)  Human rights and summary warrant procedure

It was reported in The Scotsman (24 Jan 2001) that Sheriff Brian Murphy, sitting at Jedburgh, has granted an interim interdict to David and Jean Warwick ordering H M Love & Co, sheriff officers, not to execute a summary warrant … Continue reading

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(94)  The Chhokar murder case (2)

On 23 January 2001 Ronnie Coulter was found guilty of contempt of court as a result of his “contemptuous and arrogant” conduct while giving evidence at the trial of Andrew Coulter (Ronnie’s nephew) and David Montgomery for the murder of … Continue reading

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(93)  Enforcing National Lottery syndicate agreements

On 13 December 2000 Hamilton Sheriff Court upheld the claim of four East Kilbride women to a share in the proceeds of a winning National Lottery ticket (worth nearly £400,000) purchased by a work colleague.  The basis of the claim … Continue reading

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