Monthly Archives: August 2000

(213)  Scottish Parliament at work: from dog fouling to tenant farmers

As the first term of the Scottish Parliament drew to a close, two significant measures completed their parliamentary passage.  The Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill, source of much press derision, was passed on 13 March 2003: it allows council officers to … Continue reading

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(212)  The Scottish judiciary and the Speculative Society

On 13 March 2003 the High Court of Justiciary repelled Robbie the Pict’s petition to the nobile officium in which he sought to show that any judge who is a member of the Speculative Society is disqualified ipso facto from … Continue reading

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(211)  Judicial appointments

The Honourable Lady Cosgrove has become the first woman to be appointed to the Inner House of the Court of Session. The appointment, on 6 January 2003, was made by the Lord President and the Lord Justice Clerk with the … Continue reading

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(210)  Hohfeld and irritancy in the Court of Session

Per Lord Eassie, in Glasgow City Council v Morrison Developments Ltd 2003 SLT 263, 267: [19] In my opinion – as canvassed during the discussion of this branch of the argument – while it may be convenient to talk of … Continue reading

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(209)  The Scottish judiciary and the Speculative Society

Proceedings began at the Court of Session on 18 February 2003 in a petition raised by Robbie the Pict, who argues that the Scottish judiciary cannot act impartially in litigation by him in connection with the Skye Bride tolls because … Continue reading

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