Monthly Archives: November 1999

(159)  Corporate criminality

On 28 February 2002 the Crown Office announced that the gas company Transco is to be prosecuted over the deaths of four members of the same family in a gas explosion at their Larkhall home in 1999.  The company will … Continue reading

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(158)  Spanking children: a Scots shock for the French

On 28 February 2002 a 33-year old French father was convicted in Edinburgh Sheriff Court of assaulting his 8-year old son outside a city restaurant last September (see No 146).  He was found not guilty of injuring the child, and … Continue reading

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(157)  First solicitor advocate QC

The Queen has conferred the rank and dignity of Queen’s Counsel in Scotland on, inter alia, Robert Craig Connal, the first solicitor advocate to be so recognised (see 2002 SLT (News) 59).

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(156)  Disappointed beneficiaries’ claims in Scots law

On 21 February 2002 Lord Kingarth held relevant a claim by a niece and nephew of a deceased person against a bank for negligence in relation to the deceased’s will, the bank having failed to execute timeoulsy the deceased’s instructions … Continue reading

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(155)  Human rights and diligence on the dependence

Lord Drummond Young held on 14 January 2002 that the diligence of inhibition on the dependence was disproportionate and incompatible with Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights (Karl Construction Ltd v Palisade Properties … Continue reading

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