Monthly Archives: October 1999

(153)  Human rights and fox-hunting

The Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill, which provides for the abolition of fox-hunting with packs of dogs, was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 13 February 2002.  The Bill will now receive consideration from the Advocate General, the Lord … Continue reading

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(152)  Piper Alpha

The House of Lords has affirmed the decision of the First Division of the Court of Session (2000 SLT 1123) in the case, Caledonian North Sea Ltd v London Bridge Engineering Ltd, The Times 14 Feb 2002, 2002 GWD 6-177, … Continue reading

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(151)  McGrigor Donald, KPMG and KLegal

McGrigor Donald, the second largest firm of solicitors in Scotland, is to follow in the footsteps of Dundas & Wilson (see No 18) and merge with the legal services arm of one of the Big Five international accountancy firms, KPMG.  There … Continue reading

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(150)  Lockerbie appeal bench

The five judges who will form the Appeal Court in the Lockerbie trial are the Lord Justice General, Lord Cullen, Lord Kirkwood, Lord Osborne, Lord Macfadyen and Lord Nimmon Smith.  The appeal begins on Wednesday 23 January 2002 and will … Continue reading

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(149)  The Skye Bridge tolls and SIRC

It is understood that the question of the validity of the orders for the Skye Bridge tolls is to receive another hearing before the Statutory Instruments Reference Committee (see for earlier proceedings No 140 below).

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(148)  Age of criminal responsibility

No child under the age of 12 should face prosecution in court, the Scottish Law Commission has recommended. In a report on the age of criminal responsibility the Commission says it has set the limit at an age when a … Continue reading

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