Category Archives: Just for Fun

Three lawyers’ tongues

It being All Hallow’s Eve, I was reminded by this post on Lallands Peat Worrier‘s blog about a line in Robert Burns’ Tam o’ Shanter of some relevance to the legal profession.  Tam is peering into the haunted Alloway Kirk … Continue reading

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The law of hearsay

As every student of Scots law knows, Section 2 of the Civil Evidence (Scotland) Act 1988 allows for the admissibility of hearsay evidence in civil cases: “evidence shall not be excluded solely on the ground that it is hearsay”. Continue reading

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Middle-Earth maps “inaccurate”

A very interesting and thought provoking article on the excellent TechnoLlama blog entitled: “Technology changes things, get over it!” caries the shocking revelation / allegation that JRR Tolkein’s maps of Middle-Earth were “often inaccurate”! Continue reading

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10 things you didn’t know about Gibraltar

I was researching this topic for my wife’s primary school’s Commonwealth topic, and I thought I’d share … 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

NB – this site does not sell stun guns (online or otherwise). Continue reading

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Lord Lovecraft of Arkham

Surprisingly, many Court of Session and Supreme Court judges write like horror author, HP Lovecraft. Continue reading

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Great lovers, great training day.

She said you were a great lover (more than once). Continue reading

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I write like Harry Harrison

It turns out that I write like Harry Harrison. Continue reading

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ChaCha fail

What is the weirdest law in Scotland? Any thoughts? Continue reading

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