Monthly Archives: May 2009

Judicial review of pleural plaques Bill

The first stage of the insurers’ attempt to strike down the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 by way of judicial review ended in failure on 27 April 2009. In Axa General Insurance Ltd and others, Petitioners [2009] CSOH 57 … Continue reading

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QLTR’s accounts a ‘total shambles’: Auditor General

The Auditor General for Scotland, Robert Black, reported to the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee on 22 April 2009 that the accounts of the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer were “a total shambles”. The Scotsman for 23 April reported that … Continue reading

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First ‘right to roam’ case from the Court of Session: no access

The first “right to roam” case to reach the Court of Session was decided on 22 April 2009, and the court ruled against the access claimed.  The case, Tuley v Highland Council [2009] CSIH 31A, was an appeal against a decision … Continue reading

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Naked rambling update

Naked rambling correspondent Bernard Boase has sent in two items relating to Steve Gough and the comparative law of naked rambling respectively. First he has published here (with permission) two letters from Steve Gough outlining the arguments he wants to develop … Continue reading

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Succession report from Scottish Law Commission: mistresses to be cut in?

The Scottish Law Commission published its long-awaited Report on the Law of Succession on 14 April 2009. Key recommendations are (1) a basic entitlement for a surviving spouse or civil partner to inherit the whole estate if a person dies … Continue reading

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Time-bar on human rights actions against Scottish Ministers

A draft statutory instrument was laid before both the Westminster and Scottish Parliaments on 11 March 2009 as the first step towards the reversal of the House of Lords decision in the prisoners’ slopping-out case, Somerville v Scottish Ministers 2008 … Continue reading

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