Monthly Archives: March 2008

(768)  NEW LYON  

NEW LYON   Scots Law News was once again delighted to learn of the judicial promotion of an Edinburgh Law School colleague when it was at last announced, on 7 March 2008, that David Sellar had been appointed Lord Lyon … Continue reading

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(767)  FATAL ACCIDENT INQUIRY REVIEW

On 7 March 2008 the Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill, announced that Lord Cullen of Whitekirk had been invited to carry out a review into the law relating to fatal accident inquiries to consider whether the sheriff court remains the appropriate … Continue reading

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(765)  RUNRIG PENSION BILL

No sign of the forecast Second Reading of SNP MP Pete Wishart’s Sound Recordings (Copyright Term Extension) Bill on 6 March 2008 (see http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2007-08/soundrecordingscopyrighttermextension.html).  It has been pointed out to Scots Law News that Mr Wishart joined Runrig only in … Continue reading

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(764)  BUDDHIST NUN/COHABITANT SUCCESSION QUESTION AT AVIZANDUM

After hearing legal debate on 6 March 2008 Sheriff Thomas Ward of Stirling took to avizandum his judgement in the case where a Russian student who claims to have cohabited with the late James King before his death is seeking … Continue reading

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(763)  NEW JUDGE

Scots Law News was delighted to see elevated to the Court of Session and High Court bench erstwhile Edinburgh Law School colleague Stephen Woolman QC, the appointment being announced on 6 March 2008.  For more details see http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2008/03/06100504. 

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