November 2018 – Chop & Change for Claim Cut-Off Dates – The Prescription (Scotland) Bill

The Prescription (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 8th November (by 111 votes with none against and no abstentions). Although the law of “prescription” has existed in Scotland for many years the Bill makes various important adjustments … More

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Glyphosate- The Debate

In an article by Matthew Appleby  dated 13 August 2018 called “What is the future for glyphosate ?” published in Horticulture Week it is stated that “The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical … More

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A Scots Woman Sues for £1million

Adele Burns, a mother of two, is suing Rainbow Room International claiming her hair treatment caused a stroke. Mrs Burns had her hair washed six times during a treatment at Rainbow Rooms in Glasgow. She left the hairdresser in April … More

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November 2016 – Sorry – Not the Hardest Word

The Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) will be fully in force by the middle of next month (just in time for Christmas). What is the Act for? The Parliamentary Policy Memorandum relating to the Act sets out the policy … More

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June 2016 – “I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” – The White Rabbit & “prescription” of claims in court

Illustration of the prescription (extinction) of claims in court Suppose poor James borrows £1,000 from his friend rich Jean. They agree that no interest is payable on the loan and it will be repaid on 30th June 2017. Somehow, perhaps … More

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