Monthly Archives: August 2004

(506)  ALL THE WAY WITH HBJ (GATELEY WAREING)

ALL THE WAY WITH HBJ (GATELEY WAREING)   Edinburgh solicitors firm Henderson Boyd Jackson announced a merger with English Midlands solicitors Gateley Wareing on 12 October 2005.  The merger was apparently suggested by mutual clients.  The firm, which will come … Continue reading

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(503)  SUMMARY JUSTICE IN SCOTLAND: THE FUTURE

  A Summary Justice Reform Bill was published by the Justice Minister on 26 September 2005.  It implements many of the reforms suggested by the McInnes Committee’s report on the subject in 2004.  The headlines were captured by the provisions … Continue reading

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(502)  WAVERLEY LINE RE-OPENING BILL AGREED IN PRINCIPLE

WAVERLEY LINE RE-OPENING BILL AGREED IN PRINCIPLE   The Private Bill to enable the re-opening of the rail link between Edinburgh and the Borders (the Waverley line) was unanimously approved in principle by the Scottish Parliament on 28 September 2005 … Continue reading

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(501)  FOX-HUNTING NOT A MATTER OF PRIVATE OR FAMILY LIFE, CULTURE, CONSCIENCE, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, OR DISCRIMINATION

  In a further case on the compatibility of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002 with the European Convention on Human Rights, an Extra Division decided on 27 September 2005 that none of the alleged breaches of Articles … Continue reading

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