Monthly Archives: April 2005

(555)  ASBESTOS COMPENSATION AND CAUSATION

  The decision of the House of Lords in an English appeal, Barker v Corus (UK) plc [2006] UKHL 20, published on 3 May 2006, created a stir in Scotland, in part because there was a dissent by Lord Rodger … Continue reading

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(554)  NEW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

  The Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle on 5 May 2006 produced a new Secretary of State for Scotland in Douglas Alexander (39).  Another mark of the value of a background in Scots law, as amongst other things Mr Alexander is … Continue reading

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(553)  DISCIPLINING LAWYERS

  The Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Bill, which will transform the regime for disciplining lawyers in Scotland, was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 1 March 2006.  The lead committee in the Stage 1 process is Justice 2.  … Continue reading

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(551)  LADY COSGROVE RETIRES

  Lady Cosgrove, the first woman to be appointed to the Court of Session and High Court bench (in 1996 – see No 3), retired on 24 March 2006.  She finished her career in the First Division of the Inner … Continue reading

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(550)  ROBBIE THE PICT AND THE JUDGES (AGAIN)

ROBBIE THE PICT AND THE JUDGES (AGAIN)   Robbie the Pict once again failed to unseat the Scottish judicial system in a case decided in the High Court of Justiciary on 16 February 2006 (see Wylie v Robbie the Pict … Continue reading

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