Scottish legal

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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