Category Archives: Criminal Law

The end of the End of Life Assistance Bill?

First, in the interests of full disclosure, I am a Christian and that inevitably influences my views on the following.  There is a comments section below where you can post any measured response you may have on this issue… Margo … Continue reading

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As much as possible

During the last Holyrood elections, my colleague and I paid a visit to a candidate, who is now in a position of some responsibility and influence.  We asked the candidate what his/her position was on law centres.  The answer was: … Continue reading

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The Left Wing

It’s been a while since I blogged on Tommy Sheridan’s perjury trial.  However it occurred to me that one of the consequences of representing himself was that it brought him face to face with his accusers.  This obviously paid dividends … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan, the story so far …

In case you haven’t been following the Sheridan case closely, here is a summary of the evidence so far… Sundry Witness: “You are a liar.” Sheridan: “No, you are.” Sundry Witness: “No, you’re a liar for saying I’m a liar.” … Continue reading

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Sex, lies and pantomime

There may still be 80 days until Christmas, but it’s pantomime season already as the Tommy Sheridan perjury trial kicked off on Monday 4 October. Continue reading

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Flying the flag for Scotland

The Royal Banner of the Royal Arms of Scotland may be known to you and me as “The Lion Rampant” but it has been the banner of the Kings of Scotland for centuries. Continue reading

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Please do not Google bomb this …

I note, merely in passing, that if one types the search terms ‘paul mcbride qc’ into Google, the fourth website returned is my article “Paul McBride QC – Absurd Election Broadcast”. Continue reading

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Search term concern

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Come, one and all, undaunted men in blue …

My latest Yell.com blog entry is all about the common law crime of breach of the peace. Continue reading

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Devices to deter drug drivers?

My latest post on the Yell.com solicitors’ blog is now available. It’s called: “Devices to detect drug driving”. Continue reading

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