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Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

Paul Reid: ‘English votes on English law’: Just Another Running Repair

It has taken a while, but we have a solution to the West Lothian question, so we are told. English votes, on English law.

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Montgomery in the Supreme Court – A new legal test for Consent to Medical Treatment

Article by Ampersand’s Lauren Sutherland   The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark decision in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board after a hearing before a bench of seven Judges, (including the...

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

Bell v Alliance Medical: a warning to employees

It is trite that an employer will be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their employees (when done in the course of their employment). But it is often forgotten that the employee remains jointly...

Test Purchasing and Under Age Sales: Are the Spirits Willing?

Test Purchasing and Under Age Sales: Are the Spirits Willing?

Alan Dewar QC presented a paper on test purchasing and under age sales to the CLT Licensing Conference on 8th May 2013 and commented, in particular, on the recent landmark Inner House decision in LIDL UK...

Whose privilege is it, anyway?

Whose privilege is it, anyway?

Commentaries by Geoffrey Mitchell QC on the UK Supreme Court’s decision on legal professional privilege, including the implications for the construction sectorUnder Scots law, communications between a lawyer and a client, made in connection...

Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?

Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?

P. Reid, ’Independence, the referendum, the franchise and prisoners: stormy waters ahead?’,  UK Const. L. Blog (13th March 2013) The Scottish Parliament has started giving legislative effect to the Edinburgh Agreement that was signed...

One Allegation – Two Rules

One Allegation – Two Rules

Ampersand’s Simon Di Rollo QC writes on the balance between criminal and civil cases. The activities of the late Jimmy Savile place into sharp focus the inconsistency in the treatment of historical allegations of...

Rangers v The FA: Bosman for the Clubs

Rangers v The FA: Bosman for the Clubs

Ampersand’s Eoghainn MacLean writes on Competition Law. Rangers could sue the FA and any other opposing football authorities in competition law for orders forcing their entry to the English football leagues. They could do...

When threats are enough

When threats are enough

The UK Supreme Court has decided on a practical solution to a hitherto unresolved question regarding the law of warrandice. by Geoffrey D Mitchell QC Defects in title are never welcome. It is one thing...

Lucrative goal of competing in English football league could now be opening up for Rangers

Lucrative goal of competing in English football league could now be opening up for Rangers

Article by Ampersand’s Eoghainn Maclean. Now could be the time for “Rangers” to take the English Football League (EFL), the English Premier League (EPL) and any other opposing football authorities to court under UK competition...

Call in the experts

Call in the experts

Geoffrey Mitchell QC writes on expert witness immunity. Until a few weeks ago, the expert witness enjoyed an immunity, both North and South of the border.  In broad terms, civil proceedings could not be...

The Englishing of Scots criminal law?

The Englishing of Scots criminal law?

The Englishing of Scots criminal law? – The Advocate-General’s proposals for the appeals to the Supreme Court in criminal cases from Scotland.   Since a devolution jurisdiction in Scottish criminal matters was conferred upon...

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