Monthly Archives: May 2007

(706)  BAGFULS OF SWEETIES HELP GRANNY GO DOWN

  In a written judgement published on 23 November 2007, Sheriff Daniel Kelly QC of Perth granted Elsie Melville (59) two hours’ access a month to her four grandchildren, conditional on her not giving them sweeties.  Elsie’s daughter Donna Russell … Continue reading

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(704)  CHARLIE THE SELKIRK COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO: NO ASBO, BUT A NIGHT-TIME CURFEW

Readers of Scots Law News with long memories will recall Charlie the anti-social cockerel whose high-decibel crowing kept awake his increasingly irate neighbours in Selkirk (see No 595).  A trial of the charges against him was scheduled for December 2006, … Continue reading

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(702)   PRIVATIVE JURISDICTION LIMIT UPDATE

PRIVATIVE JURISDICTION LIMIT UPDATE The Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Privative Jurisdiction and Summary Cause) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/507 at http://www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/scotland/ssi2007/20070507.htm), the statutory instrument increasing the limit for civil cases falling within the privative jurisdiction of the sheriff court (referred … Continue reading

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