Monthly Archives: September 2000

(219)  LEGALITY OF THE IRAQ WAR IN QUESTION

A Petition (PE 619) signed by 62 Scottish law academics was submitted to the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament by Professor Eric Clive of the Edinburgh Law School, calling for the Scottish Parliament to express its grave concern … Continue reading

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(218)  ‘FAST-TRACK’ HEARINGS FOR ASBESTOS SUFFERERS

The Lord President, Lord Cullen, has announced new rules of court which will allow ‘fast-track’ court hearings in personal injury cases for terminally ill people, including asbestos sufferers. The new procedures, which will be introduced from 1 April 2003, follow … Continue reading

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(217)  Corporate culpable homicide: the Transco case

Arising from a gas explosion in Larkhall in 1999, in which a number of people were killed, the Crown issued an indictment against the gas company Transco.  The indictment contains the first charge of culpable homicide ever libelled against a limited … Continue reading

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(216)  Gaelic in the supermarket

Asda is to introduce signage bilingual in English and Gaelic in its stores in the Aberdeen area, Elgin and Corby (Northamptonshire), as part of a policy of reflecting local communities, The Times reported on 17 March 2003.  Corby is well-known … Continue reading

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(215)  Dunblane: freedom of information, privacy and truth

After public controversy about a 100-year closure of certain internal police reports into youth camps run by Thomas Hamilton, who in 1996 killed 16 young children and their teacher at Dunblane primary school, the Lord Advocate, Colin Boyd, ordered the … Continue reading

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