Monthly Archives: January 2006

(610)  MORE ACCESSIBLE ADVOCATES

A meeting of the Faculty of Advocates on 28 October 2006 adopted with immediate effect a new set of rules about the persons who may directly instruct advocates.  They include, not only legal professionals (amongst whom are counted qualified conveyancing … Continue reading

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(609)  SNP GO FOR THE HOUSE OF LORDS AGAIN

Another new Bill missed by Scots Law News – many apologies to our readers.  On 29 September 2006 backbench SNP MSP Adam Ingram introduced a Civil Appeals (Scotland) Bill which would remove the civil appeal to the House of Lords … Continue reading

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(608)  REGISTER OF TARTANS BILL INTRODUCED

Rather belatedly Scots Law News has learned that a Scottish Register of Tartans Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Jamie McGrigor MSP on 27 September 2006 and had a first preliminary discussion in the Enterprise and Culture Committee … Continue reading

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(607)  ENGLISH LAW ‘TO ALIGN ITSELF MORE CLOSELY WITH SCOTTISH LAW’

Following its decision last week in the Tehrani case that the Court of Session had jurisdiction to review a tribunal decision made in England where it affected a person in Scotland (see No 604), the latest speeches of the House … Continue reading

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(606)  PERCY/CHURCH OF SCOTLAND CASE SETTLED

Helen Percy’s sex discrimination claim against the Church of Scotland in respect of her suspension as a minister in 1997 was settled for an undisclosed sum on 24 October 2006, just as employment tribunal proceedings were about to begin in … Continue reading

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(605)  SHRIEVAL CONTRIBUTION TO SINO-SCOTTISH RELATIONS

Chinese student Hui Yu was cleared of a motoring offence at a trial in Greenock Sheriff Court on 21 October 2006. Sheriff Margaret Gimblett (for whom see previously Nos 68, 85, 104) reached her decision after dismissing identification evidence from … Continue reading

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