Monthly Archives: January 1970

(170)  Commercial agents, foreign languages, mixed metaphors and Eurodevils

Frape v Emreco International Ltd 2002 SLT 371, a decision of Lord McEwan on the Commercial Agents Regulations contains a number of instructive dicta, illustrating    (i) a reluctance of Scottish courts to engage with foreign-language versions of international instruments: … Continue reading

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(171)  Gender neutrality in Scottish legislation?

Professor Kenneth Reid has pointed out to Scots Law News that in the last year the practice has evolved that all bills of the Scottish Parliament are drafted in a gender-neutral way.  Although not apparently publicly announced, this development is … Continue reading

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(172)  Spousal guarantees: not following the House of Lords in Etridge

An Extra Division held on 10 May 2002 that the decision of the House of Lords in the English case of Royal Bank of Scotland v Etridge (No 2) [2001] 3 WLR 1021 was not binding in Scotland (Clydesdale Bank … Continue reading

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(173)  Distinguishing Sharp v Thomson

On 15 May 2002 an Extra Division pronounced in the case of Burnett’s Tr v Grainger 2002 GWD 17-572.  A had sold a house to B, who had entered into occupation but whose title was only recorded eight months after … Continue reading

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(176)  The Queen and the Scottish Parliament

From the Queen’s speech to the Scottish Parliament at Aberdeen on 28 May 2002: Just under three years ago the children from your constituencies

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(177)  The First Minister on the Scots

From the First Minister’s response to the Queen’s speech on 28 May 2002: You have spoken again today of the enduring qualities of the Scottish people—qualities of co-operation and learning

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(179)  Scots law and cybersquatting

The Law Society of Scotland has raised an action of passing off against Mr Tommy Butler, owner of the domain name http://www.lawscot.co.uk since November 1999.  The Society, whose domain name is http://www.lawscot.org.uk, alleges that Mr Butler’s site is receiving emails … Continue reading

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(206)  A second chamber for the Scottish Parliament?

In an interview published in The Scotsman on Boxing Day 2002 the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, Sir David Steel, indicated that he had, in the light of experience”

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(214)  Lockerbie: another compensation deal?

It was reported on 12 March 2003 that a deal between Libya, the USA and the UK was imminent, under which Libya would accept civil (but not criminal) responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing of the plane PanAm 103 in 1988 … Continue reading

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(220)  SCOTS LAW NEWS A SOURCE OF AUTHORITY

From Sohrab v Khan 2002 SC 382 at 397, 2002 SLT 1255 at 1257, per Lord McEwan: [71] Before leaving this vexed topic I should draw attention to a report given to me in the Edinburgh University

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