Lord Advocate

Cadder v HMA and Loss of Identity for Scots Law

February 9, 2011

Scotland’s top prosecutor, The Lord Advocate, The Rt Hon Elish Angiolini QC WS, has warned of a loss of identity for Scots law following on from the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Cadder case and, in particular, the power of the Supreme Court to make decisions on Scots human rights cases. The Lord Advocate suggests that the Supreme Court should only have the power to consider newer legislation or decisions with major constitutional consequences.

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HMA v Tommy Sheridan | Scots Law Snhookered?

December 27, 2010

Indeed, it may be said that the case brings nothing new in the way of black-letter law; only practical implications. It will be interesting to see exactly what those practical implications are in 2011, the result of the appeal of the News of the World to reclaim its £200,000, no penny of which Tommy Sheridan has ever held, and what will happen to Tommy Sheridan on 26 January and thereafter: his fight with the News of the World, it seems, is not yet over.

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