Category Archives: legal news

Things to remind first year law students – number 94

 If contacted by a client who has a painting that may have been stolen in a high profile robbery, don’t keep it in the office while you discuss and research the legality of its repatriation.  The police might arrive, removing the … Continue reading

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Legal recipes – golf, banks and the law

How to bake the perfect court case? Ingredients One senior banker in a multi-national banking companyGolfAllegations of cheating by said banker during a matchplay tournament involving marking his ball in the wroing placeAllegations of similar conduct some years before on … Continue reading

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Legal news – the risk of flying underwear

Dame Kiri has won her court case where she withdrew from a series of planned concerts because she felt there was a risk of being bombarded with flying underwear.  To clarify one key point of the decision, though: this is not … Continue reading

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Richard Keen QC

My regular reader will recall that during the summer I was interested in a defamation action involving a prominent MSP.  The defamation action lasted many weeks and in the course of it the senior counsel for the MSP, Richard Keen … Continue reading

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It’s Elish

Elish Angiolini has been nominated to be the new Lord Advocate.  She would be the first woman to hold the post.  And will be the first solicitor to do so.  And the first Strathclyde Law School graduate. One of the … Continue reading

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More on Lord Advocate resignation

Those seeking a sinister motive for the resignation of Lord Boyd as Lord Advocate suggest he has resigned over the Shirley McKie fingerprint affair, or the possible reopening of the Lockerbie trial.  The SNP have welcomed his resignation.  One possibility … Continue reading

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Lord Advocate resigns

Of little interest furth of Scotland (and probably of little interest within Scotland too) but the Lord Advocate Colin Boyd has resigned.  Historically, and indeed the last time it happened when Lord Hardie resigned, this was usually an indication that … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a millionaire? – legal news

You too can win thousands through Who wants to be a millionaire, if like June Riddell you are injured in trying to move a Who wants to be a millionaire quiz machine.  June got a bad back after moving the … Continue reading

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Down among the diddy men – legal news

Top news story of the day is the stunning story that artist P Diddy has lost his right to use the Diddy name in the UK to some other rap artist (Richard “Diddy” Dearlove) who has been using the “Diddy” … Continue reading

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