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Prosecuting bank directors: some historical observations

Whatever the constitutional proprieties involved in a UK Cabinet Minister getting publicly impatient about the lack of visible activity in the Crown Office with regard to possible prosecutions of ex-directors of the Royal Bank of Scotland (see here), it is … Continue reading

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Adjusting to changing circumstances: only when frustrated

The UK Supreme Court pronounced on 23 January 2013 in the much discussed case of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group plc [2013] UKSC 3, reversing the First Division and reinstating Lord Glennie's decision in the Outer … Continue reading

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Lord Carloway to be Lord Justice Clerk

The BBC reports on 15 August 2012 that Lord Carloway has been appointed Lord Justice Clerk in succession to Lord Gill, who earlier this summer became Lord President and Lord Justice General.

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Lady Clark the new Chair of the Scottish Law Commission

Lady Clark of Calton has been appointed as the next Chair of the Scottish Law Commission – the first woman to chair the law reform body. More details in the Scottish Government news release of 21 June 2012 here.

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Lord Gill appointed Lord President

The Lord Justice-Clerk, Lord Gill, will succeed Lord Hamilton as Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice-General when the latter retires at the beginning of June, it was announced on 1 June 2012.

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Death of Megrahi

The BBC and other agencies report the death of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi in Tripoli on 20 May 2012 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18137896. Comment and reaction here – http://lockerbiecase.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-12191604 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-14707355  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/whats-next-a-new-push-for-justice-for-megrahi.1337525927 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18149202  

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Gloag’s golf: a past Master

Scots Law News has never thought that news need be new in the sense of being only about current or very recent events.  We are therefore delighted to publish this 1907 information as provided by our golf correspondent Professor David … Continue reading

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A Christmas treat from Bute

Readers of Scots Law News with Christmas book tokens burning holes in their wallets could do no better than repair to a good bookshop or (if possible) Amazon and get themselves a copy of the autobiography of Sheriff Irvine Smith … Continue reading

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Lord Reed appointed to UK Supreme Court

A press release from 10 Downing Street on 20 December 2012 confirmed that Lord Reed has been appointed as a Justice of the UK Supreme Court to take the place of the late Lord Rodger of Earlsferry as one of … Continue reading

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Tony Weir

Scots Law News has learned with sadness of the death on 13 December 2011 of the distinguished legal academic Tony Weir of Trinity College, Cambridge.  Tony was a Scot, born in 1936 and brought up and schooled in Edinburgh.  He … Continue reading

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