Monthly Archives: July 2001

(281)  SHARP v THOMSON REVIEWED; HARRIS SUPERQUARRY TOO

  This week (beginning 24 November 2003) sees an appeal to the House of Lords in the case of Burnett’s Trustees v Grainger (see No 173; also No 129), in which the scope of the (in)famous decision in Sharp v … Continue reading

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(280)  SUPREME COURT: THE VIEWS OF THE MINISTRY

The response of the Justice Minister on behalf of the Scottish Executive to the Supreme Court consultation  (see Nos 236, 276 and 279) was made public on 14 November 2003.  She welcomed the proposals in the consultation paper, although warning … Continue reading

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(279)  SUPREME COURT: THE VIEWS OF THE FACULTY

The response of the Faculty of Advocates to the Supreme Court consultation  (see Nos 236 and 276) was made public on 10 November 2003.  The Faculty highlighted the need for any new Court to be administered and funded on a … Continue reading

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(277)  NAKED RAMBLER TRIAL

On 7 November 2003 Steven Gough, the Naked Rambler, was found guilty at Dingwall Sheriff Court of walking naked in the presence of the public in circumstances likely to produce a road safety hazard and a breach of the peace … Continue reading

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(276)  SUPREME COURT: THE LAW LORDS’ VIEWS

The Law Lords have published on the Internet their response to the Government’s Consultation Paper on a Supreme Court for the United Kingdom, proposing the replacement of the House of Lords and the devolution jurisdiction of the Privy Council (see … Continue reading

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