Monthly Archives: January 2008

(756)  HAMSTERS AND THE CRIMINAL COURTS

Mistreatment of hamsters appears to be the crime de nos jours in the Scottish courts in 2008.  After the tale of Andrew Thompson (No 729) we now have Steven Gordon, a 20 year old from Glasgow, who taped a hamster … Continue reading

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(753)  COURT FEE INCREASE CONSULTATION

The Scottish Courts Service is consulting on proposals to increase court fees (as well as fees relating to the Office of the Public Guardian).  The highest proposed fee increases would be for Court of Session actions, while the registration of … Continue reading

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(773)  RUNRIG PENSION BILL

Pete Wishart’s Bill to extend the term of sound recording copyright (see Nos 747, 765) sneaked under the Scots Law News radar and got another First Reading in the House of Commons on 26 February 2008 under a new title, … Continue reading

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(752)  PLEURAL PLAQUES AGAIN

The Scottish Government has announced that the proposed legislation on pleural plaques (see No 709) will also cover two other asbestos related conditions: asymptomatic asbestosis or pleural thickening, although in contrast to pleural plaques, these conditions are usually progressive cause … Continue reading

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