Monthly Archives: September 2004

(512)  A KICK(BACK) IN THE TEETH DENIED: LITERAL INTERPRETATION AGAIN

A KICK(BACK) IN THE TEETH DENIED: LITERAL INTERPRETATION AGAIN   Scots Law News’ worry that literal interpretation of legislation and other rules is alive and well outside the court room (see previously No 508) was reinforced by reading on the … Continue reading

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(511)  TAXI FOR MR McLETCHIE

  David McLetchie resigned as leader of the Conservatives in the Scottish Parliament on 31 October 2005, as the story about his Parliamentary expenses claims for taxi rides, elicited from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body by the Press using the … Continue reading

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(510)  SPONSIONES LUDICRAE NO MORE

SPONSIONES LUDICRAE NO MORE   Thanks to our gambling correspondent Martin Hogg, who notes that the UK Gambling Act 2005 section 335 abolishes the doctrine of sponsiones ludicrae by making contracts related to gambling enforceable.  So far as Scots Law … Continue reading

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(509)  NAKED RAMBLER IN JAIL AGAIN

  On 21 October 2005 Dingwall Sheriff Court found Steve Gough and Mel Roberts not guilty of breach of the peace by walking together naked on the A9 Inverness-Thurso road near Ardullie roundabout.  However Gough pleaded guilty to breaching the … Continue reading

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