Monthly Archives: April 2006

(628)  McCUTCHEON v MACBRAYNE: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?

?   Scots Law News has never been shy of old news and is accordingly more than happy to go back to a leading case of the 1960s which some readers may remember from their days of studying contract law, … Continue reading

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(626)  SCOTTISH MINISTERS 0 (nil) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 1 (won)

SCOTTISH MINISTERS 0 (nil) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 1 (won)   The Scottish Information Commissioner won two cases against the Scottish Ministers in decisions handed down by the First Division of the Court of Session on 23 January 2007.  One concerned … Continue reading

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(625)  EDINBURGH IP/IT CENTRE WINS 5 MORE YEARS’ FUNDING FROM AHRC

EDINBURGH IP/IT CENTRE WINS 5 MORE YEARS’ FUNDING FROM AHRC   The Edinburgh Law School Intellectual Property/Information Technology Law Research Centre, founded with the support of Shepherd & Wedderburn in 1999, was one of only two successful bidders for renewed … Continue reading

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(624)  MOLLY CAMPBELL/MISBAH RANA CASE SETTLES

The custody case about Molly Campbell/Misbah Rana (see previously Nos 612, 617) came to an end on 18 January 2007, when the girl’s parents reached an out-of-court settlement.  The terms were that Misbah would remain in Pakistan in the custody … Continue reading

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(623)  ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACT OF UNION IN SCOTLAND

The 300th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament’s decision to ratify the draft Treaty of Union came and went on 16 January 2007 without rioting on the streets of Scotland, but plenty of debate about the circumstances in which it came … Continue reading

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