Monthly Archives: July 2008

Law Reform after World’s End – Scottish Law Commission, Report on Crown Appeals

The Scottish Law Commission has today published its Report on Crown Appeals (Scot Law Com no 212), including an eight section draft bill, the Criminal Appeals etc. (Scotland) Bill.  The report follows the reference from Scottish ministers (no 703) following … Continue reading

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Where will you find solar panels and a ground source heat pump?

A riddle for our regular readers:  Where will you find solar panels and a ground source heat pump? The roof of Glasgow sheriff court is now home to 700 square metres of solar panels (with a working life of 40 … Continue reading

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Words and pictures – of planning disputes and servitudes of shop frontage

For a long time J.A. Mactaggart v Roemmele 1907 SC 1318 has held a special place in the affections of law students, not just because it contains the ever-fascinating subject of real burdens and personal bar (a perennial student favourite), … Continue reading

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Law Society of Scotland falls victim to property downturn

The Law Society of Scotland has abandoned plans to sell its Edinburgh Drumsheugh Gardens headquarters and relocate to more modern offices in the Haymarket area of the city. Ian Smart, the Society's vice president, said: “The recent downturn in the property … Continue reading

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Narnia.mobi: The Last Battle?

Pull up a silver chair, take a handful of turkish delight, and let us tell you a story. We have referred in earlier posts (here and here) to the chronicles of Narnia.mobi, the domain name registered by Mr Saville-Smith and Gillian Ferguson … Continue reading

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How firm is a prosecution of a dissolved firm?

On 25th July 2008 the High Court of the Justiciary gave judgment in the case of Balmer v HMA 2008 HCJAC 44, a petition to the nobile officium.  In this case the High Court had to decide whether a dissolved firm … Continue reading

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Single surveys and surveyor liability

Earlier this month it was reported that in Scotland while year on year average house prices were continuing to rise there were concerns about a slow down in house sales. The slow down in house sales obviously give the ideal market … Continue reading

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CCTV at Elgol – and on Seil!

Scots Law News has visited Elgol in Skye to check out the CCTV story noted earlier this month. The presence of the camera looking down the pier was confirmed, and the Scots Law News photographer took an image of the … Continue reading

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Runrig Pension Bill becomes Europop Pension Directive (Draft)

The European Commission published a Draft Directive on the term of copyright for sound recordings on 16 July 2008.  The Directive proposes an extension in the term for sound recordings and performers from 50 to 95 years. Scots Law News … Continue reading

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CCTV keeping an eye on Elgol

Well-known troublespot Elgol on the Isle of Skye has been put under CCTV surveillance by Highland Council. The Council installed the fixed camera in June 2008 in a position where it could oversee the pier at the village in the … Continue reading

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