Monthly Archives: June 2010

Unusual things being thrown from the windows of flats: an occasional series. Number 3 – the plugged in vacuum cleaner

Earlier this year we noted the story of the throwing of a microwave oven from a top flat. Naively we suggested,  "As cases involving the throwing of unusual items from upper flat windows seem to recur on a cyclical basis … Continue reading

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The Bowen review into sheriff and jury procedure

In April 2009 the Scottish government announced a review into sheriff and jury practice and procedure. The review was to "review the arrangements for sheriff and jury business, including the procedures and practices of the Sheriff Court and the rules … Continue reading

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Scottish government law reform consultations

The Scottish government has recently consulted on reforms recommended by the Scottish Law Commission. The consultation on the proposed reform of the law of double jeopardy (based on the Scottish law Commission  Report on Double Jeopardy (Scot Law Com no … Continue reading

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Megrahi breaks the record

On 19 May 2010 Abdelbaset al-Megrahi became the longest survivor of any of the Scottish prisoners granted compassionate release on the grounds of their terminal illness. Mr Megrahi was convicted in 2001 of the bombing of Pan-Am Flight 108, which … Continue reading

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Research in law: Professor Thomson and Lord Rodger speak

To two lectures on 18 and 20 May 2010, by Professor Joe Thomson and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry respectively, and coincidentally both were talking about research in law. Professor Thomson appeared in Committee Room 2 of the Scottish Parliament, under … Continue reading

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Supreme Court and Scots private law – at last

The Supreme Court got some relief from its customary diet of human rights with its first real case on a Scots private law topic, Inveresk plc v Tullis Russell Papermakers Ltd [2010] UKSC 19, issued on 5 May 2010. The … Continue reading

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Stair Society joins Facebook

The Stair Society, Scotland's premier legal history society since its foundation in 1934, has set up a page on Facebook, the world's largest social networking site. The Society has had a website for several years and has also recently had … Continue reading

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