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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.

Some Frequently Asked Questions on ownership of land in Scotland and souvenir plots

Q. Is there such a thing as a personal right of ownership in Scots law? A. No. A personal right is a right against a person. Ownership is a real right, indeed the primary real right. You can have a … Continue reading

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What is the difference between real rights and personal rights? An introduction for non-lawyers

In Scots law (as in many legal systems) there are two main categories of rights. There are rights in things. And there are rights enforceable against persons. Rights in things are known as real rights. Rights enforceable against persons are … Continue reading

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hastily written topical poem about exclusion clauses and Scottish trampoline related accidents

If you should bounce on trampolines While visiting lands of Ryze Ignore the waivers they make you sign That they won’t pay out if you dies. They can’t exclude that if they’re to blame No matter what you’ve agreed Though you might … Continue reading

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More on Highland Titles – can you be a laird.

[sonorous voiceover]: Previously, on Love and Garbage – Your host wrote an overlong, law riddled piece on whether or not you can as a purchaser acquire  ownership of a souvenir plot in Scotland. This shows, using actual law disregarded or misrepresented by our … Continue reading

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a rubbish hastily written topical poem about @highland_titles

If you desire to be a laird Best ask a lawyer, don’t be scared And learn that that one foot square plot Costs thirty quid – that’s quite a lot Considering you’ll never own This wee bit Highland home from … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it’s not ownership – or the curious tale of HIghland TItles selling

Any good lawyer will be very aware of the areas they know and of the areas they don’t.  If you were to ask me a question about employment law I’d shrug my shoulders, give you the phone numbers of some … Continue reading

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Daffodils

I wandered lonely in the crowd Through Tesco’s fruit and veg aisles When all at once I shouted out aloud “You fools! Don’t dare eat those daffodils “Beside the cakes, beneath the sweets “Near cereals, bread or fresh cooked meats!”

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This week’s rubbish vaguely topical poem written in under five minutes – Young Tristram Hunt

Young Tristram Hunt He took a punt On some Question Time fun His lips they curled His voice, it snarled And he had a pop at a nun.   Young Tristram Hunt His head did dunt As the story did … Continue reading

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What the triumph of Katie Price over Katie Hopkins in Celebrity Big Brother means to me

.                                                                               … Continue reading

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a hastily written vaguely topical poem on inexplicable front page pictures in a Scottish newspaper

The ed considers his front page splash “For big news Stories, best not be rash But if the news is something bad Let’s show the FM looking sad.” ‘cos front page photos in The National Are picked by processes irrational.

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[Controversial point made in headline designed to get you to click through to the story]

  I saw [Thing in the news] [yesterday/today/tomorrow] and [insert comment indicating that I wasn’t really bothered about it until I realised I could write something ridiculous about it for money]. It occurred to me [it didn’t] that if [thing … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE Is it snowing outside? LIVEBLOG

11.26 – still going. 11.20 – yep, more. Bored now. 11.05 – stopped. 10.54 – more snow. 10.46 – snow. 10.42 – SNOW! 10.25 – it’s stopped. 9.58 – It’s started again. The flakes are big, like pieces of breakfast … Continue reading

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a hastily written rubbish topical poem on a parliamentary motion

The good Lord laboured six days on Nation building thinks John Mason. No fish based life came from the ocean To lodge his parliamentary motion That school’s the place to equate science With beliefs that sound like real mince. How does John cope with devolution? It’s constitutional … Continue reading

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A carefully considered response to the dispute between a singer and a politician about privilege and the performing arts

Well                                                                             There … Continue reading

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A rubbish topical poem on the choice facing the voters of South Thanet

As Ukip’s electoral carriage Is based on political marriage Of ridiculous pat sloganeering And PR friendly beerienteering You’d expect scrutiny in a barrage For commodity broker Nige Farage But on the box twice or thrice weekly Old Nick and the boys witter meekly That issues … Continue reading

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Front pages

The front pages of a number of British newspapers today confirms a development in the press over recent years. We live in a place where editors decide that they should put a picture of a man being murdered on the … Continue reading

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Review of the year

blah blah blah Commonwealth blah blah blah I agree with Usain blah blah blah sodding golf blah blah blah blah cultural energy blah blah blah momentous blah blah blah life changing blah blah blah village halls blah blah blah empowering … Continue reading

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The secret milliner, or the triumph of hat over hope.

The competition to be hat wearer of the year is keenly contested. As always a large number of nominations have been submitted. The following post contains only top hats, but not top hats only obviously that would be ridiculous. The … Continue reading

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Sports personality of the year

The nominees for sports personality of the year are: Vote now.

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Person of the year

The nominees for person of the year: Vote now.

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