Monthly Archives: April 1999

(116)  Article 6 and the use of Latin

In Robbie the Pict v MacDonald 2001 GWD 20-764, a Skye Bridge case, it was held that the use of a Latin maximum (omnia rite et solemniter acta praesumuntur) by the Sheriff in Dingwall Sheriff Court was not a breach … Continue reading

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(115)  Dean on the run

On 20 June 2001 Professor Neil Garrod (46), Dean of Law and Financial Studies at Glasgow University, completed the run from Rome to Glasgow with which he marked the 550th anniversary of the institution’s foundation in 1451.He began his journey … Continue reading

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(114)  Knighthood for Neil MacCormick

The Birthday Honours List published on 16 June 2001 included a knighthood for services to legal scholarship for Neil MacCormick, Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations in the Faculty of Law at the University of … Continue reading

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(113)  Scottish Law Commission reports on diligence

The Scottish Law Commission published its Report on Diligence (Scot Law Com No 183) on 17 May 2001.  The Report recommends (1) the abolition of adjudication for debt which functions as a diligence against land and as a residual diligence … Continue reading

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(112)  Reform of the law of charities

The Scottish Charity Law Review Commission, set up by the Scottish Ministers in 2000, published its Report, Charity Scotland, in May 2001.  Amongst the 114 recommendations made in the report are the following: (1) creation of a new body, to … Continue reading

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(111)  Sponsiones ludricae and bingo winning agreements

On 15 May 2001 Lord Carloway upheld the existence and validity of an oral agreement between two bingo-playing friends that they would share equally the proceeds of any major win made by either party at the Mecca bingo hall in … Continue reading

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