Monthly Archives: March 1999

(110)  Foot and mouth in the courts: culls go ahead

At least four cases have come to the Court of Session as a result of the foot and mouth outbreak in Dumfries and Galloway and elsewhere in the UK, and the Government policy of containing and eradicating the disease by … Continue reading

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(109)  Is planning law contrary to human rights?

On 9 May 2001 the House of Lords ruled in the Alconbury case that the English & Welsh planning law procedure under which the Secretary of State for the Environment takes the final decisions on planning matters was not susceptible … Continue reading

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(108)  Edinburgh property prices and pulling out of the deal

In late April the sale of a house in Morningside, Edinburgh, attracted considerable publicity because the property, advertised at offers over £380,000, had gone for £850,000, apparently to a couple from England.  The sellers originally acquired the house for £72,000 … Continue reading

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(107)  Lithuania seeks extradition of Anton Gecas

In April 2001 Lithuania began to seek the extradition of an Edinburgh resident, Mr Anton Gecas (84), in respect of allegations that he committed war crimes during the Nazi occupation of the country in World War II. In 1992 Mr … Continue reading

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(106)  Scots law online: Greens (Westlaw) and Butterworths

In April 2001 W. Green launched Westlaw UK Scots Law. In addition to the Scots Law Times, Westlaw UK Scots Law includes legislation from Holyrood and Westminster – including the content of the Parliament House Book, journal articles from the … Continue reading

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(105)  Kind words on Scots Law News

Thanks to Derek O’Carroll, advocate, who gives this site a favourable review in (2001) 46(4) Journal of the Law Society of Scotland 37: "a pithy account of interesting, quirky and important legal developments … worth a look from time to … Continue reading

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