Monthly Archives: January 2009

Comparative naked rambling law

Being in comparative studies mode at the moment, Scots Law News has learned that Scotland is not the only country to criminalise nude pedestrianism.  Thanks to Der Spiegel Online  and The Guardian for 29 January 2009, we can inform our … Continue reading

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Editors leave Juridical Review

On 23rd January 2009 long-standing editors of the Juridical Review Professors Gerry Maher and Kenny Miller resigned with immediate effect. In a statement issued to members of the editorial board, which comprises a representative from each University teaching law in … Continue reading

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In praise of forensic schizophrenia

This is the heading with which English judge Ward LJ opens his judgment in Greenland Bank Ltd v American Express Bank Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 14.   Ward LJ continues as follows: This is the kind of litigation that could feed the … Continue reading

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Sheridans receive perjury indictments

The Crown Office announced on 27 January 2009 that indictments had been served on Thomas Sheridan and Gail Sheridan in connection with the perjury investigation which began after the conclusion of the civil case Thomas Sheridan v News of the … Continue reading

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Class actions against RBS?

The Scotsman for 26 January 2009 ran stories here and here, saying that Richard Keen QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, was lobbying government to remove restrictions on class actions in Scots law to allow claims to be brought … Continue reading

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Scotch and wry in the glens of Nova Scotia

Canadian correspondents Mark Macneill and David Vaver report that the Canadian Glen Breton whisky case, first noted on Scots Law News here,  was reversed by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal on 22 January 2009. The litigation, initiated by the … Continue reading

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Law student less popular than former presenter of The Word, former weathergirl and former boyband star

Law student and co-leader of Solidarity, Tommy Sheridan, took an impromptu break from his law degree to appear in Channel 4's Celebrity Big Brother.  In an interview with Davina McCall on his departure from the Big Brother house Mr Sheridan … Continue reading

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Charlie not yet ex-cockerel

Regular readers will be familiar with the tale of Charlie the cockerel and his early morning greeting to the people of Selkirk which led to his owner Kenneth “Ozzie” Williamson receiving a court order attempting to regulate Charlie's waking hours.  When … Continue reading

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Forever Scotland? – and Scottish conveyancing, fishery laws, etc?

Our thanks to Ross Anderson for drawing the attention of Scots Law News to a nice little story with pictures on the BBC Cumbria website, about where England ends and Scotland begins in the Debatable Lands of the western marches.   … Continue reading

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Scottish Law Commission on double jeopardy

The Scottish Law Commission published a Discussion Paper on Double Jeopardy on 21 January 2009.   The Justice Secretary asked the Commission to look at the double jeopardy rule after the collapse of the World’s End murders trial in November 2007 … Continue reading

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