September 2011

Who then in law is my neighbour? Donoghue v Stevenson: The Paisley Snail Case

September 28, 2011

80 years on, Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 remains one of the world’s most famous delict/tort cases. To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Lord Atkin’s judgment, there is to be an international conference on May 25 & 26, 2012. This should generate wide interest and indeed attendance from around the legal world. The conference [...]

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Ancient Scots Law lands a Catch-22

September 19, 2011

A 156-year old Scottish statute, the Burial Grounds (Scotland) Act 1855, has recently been used to block campaigners’ attempts to discover if British soldiers were buried in a secret mass grave, as the Sunday Express reports following Freedom of Information requests. Led by author John Steele and former Glasgow University organisation “Guard Archaeology”, the campaigners [...]

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