Monthly Archives: March 2000

(184)  Lockerbie: Mandela meets the relatives

Fulfilling his promise in June (see No 178), Nelson Mandela met with relatives of the victims of the Lockerbie outrage on 14 July 2002 in London.  He backed their calls for an independent inquiry into the affair, and continued to … Continue reading

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(183)  Complaints and the Law Society of Scotland

The Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman, Linda Costelloe Baker, criticised the Law Society of Scotland’s handling of complaints against solicitors in her Annual Report published 8 July 2002.  Complainst, which had increased by 57% during the year, had not been adequately … Continue reading

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(182)  Wigs or not?

Following a protest by Colin McEachran QC in May 2002, when he appeared in court without a wig, the members of the Faculty of Advocates are to be balloted on the general issue of court dress and in particular whether the … Continue reading

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(181)  Domain names: letter to the editor

Dear Sir  With regards to your editorial on www.law.ed.ac.uk/sln, no 179, you stated that we intended to build a web portal.  This is completely wrong.  Our website  was already up and working.  The Law Society for the last 2 to … Continue reading

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(180)  Fox-hunting and human rights

On 2 July 2002 an action was begun in the Court of Session seeking to have the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 declared contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.  The action has been raised in the … Continue reading

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(178)  Lockerbie developments

There have been several developments in the aftermath of the Lockerbie trial and the jailing in Barlinnie of the Libyan convicted of carrying out the bombing of the PanAm jet over the Scottish town in 1988.  In May 2002 it … Continue reading

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