Monthly Archives: December 2003

(458)  RESIGNATION OF JIM WALLACE

Jim Wallace, Deputy First Minister and leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, announced his resignation from these positions on 9 May 2005.  Wallace, a QC, will serve out his term as MSP for Orkney.  Wallace served no less than thrice … Continue reading

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(456)  PROGRESS THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING

Scots Law News is pleased to draw attention to some quiet but significant recent progress in shattering the glass ceiling over the hitherto manly upper echelons of Scots law.  Caroline Flanagan, a partner in the Dunfermline firm of Ross & … Continue reading

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(455)  CLOSURE FOR HOLYROOD (INQUIRY)

CLOSURE FOR HOLYROOD (INQUIRY) Lord Fraser of Carmyllie wound up the Holyrood Inquiry on 15 April 2005 after finally being allowed to see uncut and unbroadcast recordings of interviews with the late Donald Dewar and Enric Miralles made by the … Continue reading

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(454)  SEND FOR A SCOTS LAWYER: BRITISH LIONS CONTRIBUTION

Two of the three Scots chosen for the British and Irish Lions rugby union party to tour New Zealand in the summer of 2005, announced on 11 April, are Edinburgh LLB graduates, namely Simon Taylor and Chris Cusiter.  This will … Continue reading

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(452)  CORPORATE HOMICIDE: THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING

The Justice Minister announced on 29 March 2005 that she would not, as previously stated in November 2004, be issuing a consultation paper on proposals to create a criminal offence for corporate and public bodies of causing death through failures … Continue reading

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