Monthly Archives: October 2002

(372)  SUPREME COURT: CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM BILL

While the House of Lords in its legislative capacity decided on 13 July 2004 that the office of Lord Chancellor should not be abolished under the Constitutional Reform Bill, it did not reach issues about the proposed Supreme Court (see … Continue reading

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(371)  SCOTTISH LAW COMMISSION REFORMING THE LAW  

SCOTTISH LAW COMMISSION REFORMING THE LAW   The Scottish Law Commission issued its report Insanity and Diminished Responsibility (Scot Law Com No 195) early in July 2004.  The report recommends that the criminal common law defence of insanity be replaced … Continue reading

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(370)  SELLING MOUNTAINS: A HEAP OF TROUBLE?

? The plan to buy the Cuillins for the nation in order to enable the Chief of MacLeod to finance the renovation of the ancestral seat at Dunvegan Castle in Skye (see No 233) appeared to run into trouble in … Continue reading

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(368)  NEGLIGENCE CLAIM AGAINST ADVOCATE

The Sunday Mail for 4 July 2004 reported that Alexander Elliot was suing his former counsel Gordon Jackson QC for £500,000 damages as compensation for negligence in handling Elliot’s defence to a charge of raping his two young daughters.  Elliot … Continue reading

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