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Scots Law News extends its social network

It's almost two years since Scots Law News signed up to Twitter.  Having successfully avoided making any embarrassing tweets, we are now trying out Facebook with a Scots Law News page there too. If we are honest, our principal aim … Continue reading

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Three years for Mr Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan, convicted of perjury in December 2010, was on 26 January 2011 sentenced to three years' imprisonment by trial judge Lord Bracadale at the High Court of Justiciary in Glasgow. The best account of what transpired in court is … Continue reading

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A promising start

2011 has made a promising Scots Law News start. Our final post of 2010 anticipated continuing interest from activities around Mr Tommy Sheridan, and as noted further below, we have not been disappointed.  But the best of all the new year stories … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2010, hi to 2011

Another year over and a new one just begun.  War isn't over but Scots Law News hopes that all its readers have some fun in 2011. Looking through our posts for 2010, we are most struck by the advances of social … Continue reading

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Megrahi update

As 2010 comes to an end, with tales of Mr Megrahi's imminent demise apparently somewhat exaggerated, time for an update on the rush of other stories on the subject that became public during December 2010. (1) Despite a "deadline" of 10 … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan found guilty of perjury

Tommy Sheridan was found guilty of perjury at the High Court in Glasgow on 23 December 2010. The jury verdict (a majority one) came at the end of a trial which had begun on 4 October.  Although the trial was … Continue reading

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Bank charges: latest developments

The Scottish Legal Aid Board was reported on 10 December 2010 to have refused to fund a test case on the enforceability of bank charges for unauthorised overdrafts under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, sections 140A-140D. The case is brought … Continue reading

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Liability in the snow

While after the resignation of Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson on 11 December 2010 there can be no doubt of the possible political liabilities flowing from not dealing properly with the consequences of lots of falling snow, there is perhaps … Continue reading

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End of Life Assistance Bill terminated

After a prolonged debate since its introduction by Margo MacDonald MSP in January 2010, the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill was rejected by the Scottish Parliament on 1 December 2010. The Bill's explanatory memorandum summarised it thus: 4. The Bill … Continue reading

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Scotland Bill

The Scotland Bill, implementing (some of) the recommendations of the Calman Report (see previously here), received its first reading in the House of Commons at Westminster on 30 November 2010. The most significant parts of the Bill are probably those … Continue reading

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