Monthly Archives: April 2009

Neil MacCormick’s memorial service

Neil MacCormick was laid to rest on Friday 17 April 2009, and a memorial service was held the same day at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.  An anonymous contributor has written this description of events. Neil’s friends and admirers throughout the … Continue reading

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Neil MacCormick

Scots Law News is sad to report the death of Sir Neil MacCormick, formerly Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations in the University of Edinburgh, on 5 April 2009. The facts of Neil's public … Continue reading

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First women LLBs centenary

2 April 2009 was the 100th anniversary of the graduation of the first women in Scotland to take an LLB. Eveline MacLaren (left) and Josephine Gordon Stuart (below right) entered the Faculty of Law at Edinburgh University in October 1906 … Continue reading

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Edinburgh online student journals

Congratulations first to the student editors of the on-line Edinburgh Student Law Review,  who launched the first issue of their new product at the beginning of April 2009. The journal, which is available through the Edinburgh Law School website, is … Continue reading

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Servitudes of parking: Scots and English law

The Scottish House of Lords decision about the right to park your car on other people’s land, Moncrieff v Jamieson 2008 SC (HL) 1, has been discussed and distinguished by the Court of Appeal in Waterman v Boyle [2009] EWCA … Continue reading

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Tweet, tweet: Inksters twittering property for sale

That enterprising Glasgow law firm, Inksters, are claiming to be the first Scottish law firm to “twitter”. Amongst the uses to which Inksters are putting their Twitter site is information about properties for sale, but a good deal of it at the … Continue reading

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Law Commissioner on move – to Juridical Review

Professor Joe Thomson has intimated his resignation as a Scottish Law Commissioner with effect from the end of April 2009, while also taking up the vacant editorship of the Juridical Review. Scots Law News wishes Professor Thomson all the best … Continue reading

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Scottish banknote Bill’s progress: quantitative easing – not

David Mundell MP’s Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in United Kingdom) Bill  (see previously here)  had its Second Reading on 6 March 2009 but the debate was “talked out” without conclusion and is due to be resumed on 24 April. The Bill … Continue reading

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Child abuse time bar: when is it reasonably practicable for victims to know they have a claim?

Lord Malcolm made a significant contribution to understanding of how time bar rules under the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 operate in claims based upon allegations of historical physical and sexual abuse at residential schools in two decisions issued … Continue reading

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Captain Calamity v Shetland Islands Council

The Shetland News reported on 12 March 2009 the renewed prospect of a court debate about the status of Scots law in the islands at the instigation of Stuart Hill, aka Captain Calamity. It appears that Shetland Islands Council wants … Continue reading

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