Monthly Archives: May 2010

Bill Stewart

We at Scots Law News were deeply saddened to learn of the death on 24 May 2010 of Bill Stewart of Stirling Law School. Bill Stewart gained his LLB at Glasgow University, graduating in 1979.  Having qualified as a solicitor, … Continue reading

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Sheriff J V Paterson (1928-2010)

Borders correspondent William Windram has drawn our attention to the death on 7 May 2010 of one of the early stars of Scots Law News, Sheriff James Paterson, who sat in the sheriff courts of the Borders area for 37 … Continue reading

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Nicking the spoils of election?

The UK General Election on 6 May 2010 led ultimately to the formation of an unlikely Tory/Lib-Dem coalition government, a still almost Tory-free Scotland, a Lib Dem Secretary of State for Scotland, and the return to the political front line (as … Continue reading

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A rewarding case

The seven-week trial of the five men charged with conspiring to extort £4.25 million for the safe return of a stolen Leonardo painting to its owner, the Duke of Buccleuch, ended on 21 April 2010 with verdicts of not proven in … Continue reading

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Thomson Review’s final report published

The Review of Rights of Audience in the Supreme Courts in Scotland, chaired by banker Ben Thomson, was published on 17 March 2010. The conclusions of the report remain much as they were when published in draft form in January … Continue reading

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Silence falls in Perth Sheriff Court

Justice was done once again in Perth Sheriff Court as a sheriff first banned an engaged couple from talking with each other prior to their marriage, then lifted the ban to allow them to make plans, not only for their … Continue reading

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Alphabet soup in the Supreme Court

By popular request, Scots Law News is pleased to draw attention to the opening passages of Lord Rodger's recent judgment in the Supreme Court case Guardian News and Media Ltd's Application [2010] UKSC 1: "1. “Your first term docket reads … Continue reading

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