Monthly Archives: June 2000

(202)  Lockerbie: new compensation deal?

US lawyers acting for American families of victims of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 claim to have negotiated a new settlement for compensation from Libya, said to be worth up to £6.4 million for each family.  The claim was treated … Continue reading

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(201)  Parliamentary petitions and minority languages

On 28 October 2002 the Scottish Parliament Procedures Committee announced that public petitions to the Parliament might be presented in languages other than English or Gaelic after the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body agreed to fund appropriate translation facilities.  There had … Continue reading

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(200)  Bòrd Gàidhlig na h-Alba

Duncan Ferguson, Rector of Plockton High School, has been appointed the first Chair of – the new Gaelic Development Agency – it was announced by the Scottish Executive on 11 October 2002.  The establishment of Bord na Gaidhlig, which was … Continue reading

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(199)  Wigs stay on

The Faculty of Advocates’ consultation on whether wigs should continue to be worn in court by members of Faculty (see no 182 for the background) has resulted in affirmation of the tradition.  80% of the Faculty responding were in favour … Continue reading

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(198)  Debts not to be forgiven in Scotland

By 80 votes to 4 with 28 abstentions, the Scottish Parliament on 19 September 2002 approved the principles of the Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Bill, by which the Scottish Executive proposes various schemes of debt arrangement and an exceptional … Continue reading

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(197)  Smacking kids

From our family law correspondent, Lilian Edwards: This perennial chestnut rolls on. Following the ECHR case of A v UK 1998 Fam LR 118, [1998] EHRLR 82, where the UK had its wrists slapped for allowing a 9-year old boy … Continue reading

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