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More Megrahi Musings

Yet more developments in the ongoing saga of the “Lockerbie Bomber” Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi are discussed in my Yell.com blog post: Lockerbie release criticised by Justice Committee. With news of the justice committee’s divided censure of the Justice … Continue reading

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Human Rights Confusion Predicted

There has been much discussion here and there on the subject of Liberty’s claim that introducing a new Bill of Rights to the UK would be constitutionally awkward. As the Scotland Act and the Good Friday agreement both have the … Continue reading

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Consumer Guides Promotion

A new campaign to promote Consumer Focus Scotland‘s series of specialist consumer guides has been launched. The guides provide detailed information and advice on a range of issues important to consumers in Scotland, and include my very own “A-Z of … Continue reading

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No appeal in St. Ninian’s case

According to the BBC News website, East Renfrewshire Council have decided not to appeal against Lord Uist’s recent decision which ruled their admissions policy to St. Ninian’s (and as a result their consultation exercise to alter the school’s catchment area) … Continue reading

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Call that job satisfaction? ‘Cos I don’t.

Absolvitor is shocked, suprised and saddened to read of “bunfights”, “skulduggery” and “ambition, jealousy and outrage” at the Supreme Court – all over who would be the new Justice at the country’s highest court. According to Frances Gibb at The … Continue reading

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With thanks to Harper Macleod LLP

Just a brief note to say thanks very much to Professor Lorne Crerar and Rod McKenzie, both of Harper Macleod who, together with Bill Dunlop (another Scot) formed the independent ERC appeal committee which downgraded Lee Byrne’s two match ban … Continue reading

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Tired and shagged out followin’ a long squawk!

According to UPI, a Scottish teen who threatened his granny’s parrot was ordered by an Edinburgh Sheriff to buy her some chocolates by way of apology. Stefan McKinsley, 19, pled guilty to breach of the peace on Monday 1 February … Continue reading

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Compensation bill for NHS Scotland soars

The latest figures for compensation in the NHS indicate that the bill for hospitals in Scotland was £26 million last year, up 80 per cent on the year before. However, half of that total was the result of just 3 … Continue reading

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New Model Law Centres?

I learn, from eGovmonitor, that a new business model for law centres in England & Wales is being piloted with the South West London Law Centres (SWLLC). Support from the Ministry of Justice, together with investment from a number of … Continue reading

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Legal Stereotypes Confirmed

I note, from the website Scottish Golf View that the recession is hitting many golf clubs hard with “membership levels in Scotland having dropped by 2.6 per cent in the men’s game and 4.6 per cent on the ladies’ front … Continue reading

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