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The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Commissioned by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, this book is derived from the inaugural Jean Clark Lectures, hosted by the University of Aberdeen in 2007. Across three lectures, the text ... More


The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

John Finlay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book is an analysis of those who worked in the Court of Session, Scotland's central civil court, during the eighteenth century. It looks at the activities of the highest members of what was the ... More


Borrowing from English Equity and Minority Shareholders’ Actions

Niall R Whitty

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In Anderson v Hogg a shareholder in a company presented a petition under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 for relief against unfair prejudice. The petitioner sought to have the respondent ... More


The Working Chambers of the College

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the roles of some of the main office holders within the Court of Session who dominated the writing chambers which governed the functioning of the court. In particular, the role ... More


The Treaty of London: Anglo-Scottish Relations: September 1640– May 1641

Conrad Russell

in The Fall of the British Monarchies 1637–1642

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205883
eISBN:
9780191676833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205883.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the Treaty of London, an agreement between the Scots and Charles I. The terms include the prosecution of the ‘incendiaries’ responsible for the Bishops' Wars and restoration of ... More


Giving Up or Letting Go: Law Hospital NHS Trust v Lord Advocate

Sheila A M McLean

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the Law Hospital NHS Trust case (1996) involving Janet Johnstone, a patient in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). Johnstone received assisted nutrition and hydration (ANH) ... More


A Flag in the Wind: MacCormick v Lord Advocate

Gavin Little

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the MacCormick case, a Scottish constitutional landmark inquest. John MacCormick, an accomplished solicitor and partner of a law firm based in Glasgow, claimed that the British ... More


The Snail in the Ginger Beer Float: Donoghue v Stevenson

Elspeth Reid

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the civil reparation lawsuit filed by May Donoghue against David Stevenson, a manufacturer of ginger beer. Donoghue alleged that the ginger beer float that she drank contained ... More


Bringing Up Catherine: McFarlane v Tayside Health Board1

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the civil reparation lawsuit filed by Scottish spouses George McFarlane and Laura Helen McFarlane against the Tayside Health Board. The McFarlanes alleged that Mr Irving, a ... More


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