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  Encyclopedia: Scottish Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scots Law (or Scottish Law) is the Law of Scotland.
The Glasgow (1451) was active in law teaching in its early years, one scholar there being William Elphinstone, who then studied abroad and went on to found the Aberdeen (1496) which taught canon law until the mid 16th century.
Scottish Law Commission (http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/html/introduction.html) The Scottish Law Commission is in charge of proposlas for law reform in Scotland.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scottish-Law   (2355 words)

 Scots law -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scots law (or Scottish law) is the (The collection of rules imposed by authority) law of (One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts) Scotland.
In recent years Scots law has also been affected by (additional info and facts about European law) European law under the (additional info and facts about Treaty of Rome) Treaty of Rome, and laws can now be passed by the (additional info and facts about Scottish Parliament) Scottish Parliament within its areas of legislative competence.
While it broadly covers the same ground as the English law of ((law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought) Tort, the Scots law is different in many respects and concentrates more on general principle and less on specific wrongs.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scots_law.htm   (2406 words)

 Article: Revolution in Scottish Land Law, vol. 8.3
Scottish land law is on the threshold of perhaps the most significant changes in its history.
This means that, when the Scottish Law Commission frames new legislation, it needs to take cognisance of the Convention and the existing case law of the Strasbourg court.
Human rights law was therefore one of the reasons why the Scottish Law Commission moved to a scheme which did not increase the amount of common property in a tenement.
www.ejcl.org /83/art83-5.html   (5684 words)

 Scottish Names 101 (3rd Edition)
Scottish Gaels in the 10th century gave children 10th century Scottish Gaelic names, which were not the same as the 16th century Scottish Gaelic names 16th century Scottish Gaels gave to children.
Like elsewhere in Europe, the various Scottish naming cultures each had one set of given names that were considered appropriate for men, a different set of given names that were considered appropriate for women, and a smaller set of given names that could be used for either men or women.
In the Scottish cultures where patronymics were the norm (such as Gaelic culture), only children of the same gender who shared the same father would share the same byname, while their father and mother would each have a different one.
www.medievalscotland.org /scotnames/scotnames101.shtml   (5971 words)

 GENUKI: Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scottish Military History Society exists to encourage the study of the Scottish Regiments of the British Army and the Commonwealth.
Scottish Book Trade Index is "an index of printers, publishers, booksellers, bookbinders, printmakers, stationers and papermakers based in Scotland, from the beginnings of Scottish printing to ca.
The Workhouse in Scotland from Peter Higginbotham is a history of the poor law and poorhouses in Scotland.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/sct   (2986 words)

 Scottish law - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Scottish law
In the latter part of the 20th century England adopted some features already existing in Scottish law, for example, majority jury verdicts and the replacement of police prosecution by a system of public prosecution under the procurator fiscal.
The supreme civil court is the House of Lords, below which comes the Court of Session, and then the sheriff court (in some respects similar to the English county court, but with criminal as well as civil jurisdiction).
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Scottish+law   (226 words)

 Telegraph | News
Scottish ministers yesterday tried to avoid a repeat of the furore over Section 28 when they handed responsibility for legislation that will recognise homosexual marriages to Westminster.
The decision to rule out the creation of separate Scottish legislation to give homosexual couples the right to have civil wedding ceremonies and give them the same tax and benefit rights as married couples was made at yesterday's meeting of the Cabinet.
The move to repeal the law banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools was met with widespread opposition from family value campaigners.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/09/11/nscot11.xml   (558 words)

 Treasure Trove Law In Scotland
The law regarding portable antiquities in Scotland differs significantly from that obtaining in England and Wales, and in the debate surrounding the reform of Treasure Trove law there, the Scottish system is often held up as a model to be emulated.
For a fuller account of the law and its operation, and for notes on other laws pertaining to portable antiquities in Scotland, the reader is referred to papers by Sheridan (1995a, 1995b), Smith (1973), Stevenson (1969) and Turnbull (1989).
The philosophy behind the law's application today is that the Crown seeks to ensure that Scotland's material culture heritage is curated, in perpetuity, for the enjoyment of all who live in and visit Scotland.
www.amnumsoc.org /inc/treasur.htm   (1403 words)

 Scottish law - S   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Official information from the devolved government of Scotland, responsible for those functions of government which are separately administered in Scotland, including health, education, local government, agriculture and fisheries, housing and transport.
a-Law Information and Referral service, which offers information on over 40 legal topics, and a directory of over 1830 firms which is searchable by the firm name or geographical location.
A voluntary society of Scottish lawyers which makes recommendations to the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Law Commission, Government and other official bodies on current topics of interest to the legal profession.
www.electronicsee.com /Resources/Scottish_law.htm   (458 words)

 Improving Scottish Family law :5
At present, parental consent to marriage, which is regarded as a matter of form, is governed by the law of the place of celebration rather than the domicile of the party to the marriage concerned.
Thus the SLC recommended that the effect which marriage has on spouses' moveable property should be determined by the law of the spouses' common domicile and, where they do not have the same domicile, the marriage should not have automatic effect on their moveable property.
The existing Scottish rule for immovable property is that it is governed by the law of the country where the property is situated.
www.scotland.gov.uk /library/documents-w8/isfl-05.htm   (5190 words)

 Scottish Law Societ - BigWalk.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Just on the offchance you were finding out information in the field of scottish law societ, the team has set up the site that allows you to rapidly retrieve everything you might need from our carefully managed directory of scottish law societ pages.
From just the basics to discovering information in the field of scottish law societ, the people working for BigWalk.co.uk have set up the system that enables you to quickly locate some of what you may like from our extensive collection of scottish law societ webpages.
Scottish politics, reports, consultations and government office publications from the devolved government of Scotland, plus the civil servants code of conduct and First Minister's question time.
www.bigwalk.co.uk /directory/_scottish_law_society   (642 words)

 Law in Edinburgh and Scotland
Law Society for Scotland Governing body of practising solicitors in Scotland.
Scottish Law Agents Society Voluntary society that recommends changes to Scots law.
Scottish Legal Aid Board Details of how SLAB helps those who would not normally afford a solicitor, where its funding is spent, as well as jobs and news for lawyers.
www.edinburghguide.com /gov/law.htm   (145 words)

 Scottish Law Online - Scots Law, Scottish Law, Law in Scotland
A to Z of the Law of Scotland
Law Firms in England, the UK and the World as well as Advocates, Sheriff Officers and Accountancy Firms are also listed.
Aside from allowing users to search Scottish Law Online itself, the facility allows quicker legal research to be conducted across a wide range of scots, UK and world legal resources on the internet in Scotland, the UK and Worldwide.
www.scottishlaw.org.uk   (830 words)

 Scottish law --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Scotland, mainly in the preceding century, had adopted as a guide much of the Roman law that had been developed by the jurists of Holland and France.
Scotland, mainly in the preceding century, had adopted as a guide much of the Roman, or civil, law as developed by the jurists of Holland and France, when there was a gap in the Scots' own common,...
Scottish monetary reformer and originator of the “Mississippi scheme” for the development of French territories in America.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108639   (687 words)

 W Green
This is a practical guide for solicitors, accountants and other professionals, to the law surrounding the subject of the liquidation of companies in Scotland.
The Sweet and Maxwell Scottish Expert Witness Conference 2005 is to be held on the 19th November.
Scots Law Times 0036-908X — The only series of law reports containing coverage from every Scottish court, civil and criminal, from the Sheriff court to the House of Lords, in a single service.
www.wgreen.co.uk   (790 words)

 Edinburgh Law School, Scots Law News
Scots Law News’ worry that literal interpretation of legislation and other rules is alive and well outside the court room (see previously No 508) was reinforced by reading on the BBC News website (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4392778.stm) of the Inverness Raigmore Hospital Policy with regard to the retention of teeth removed during dental procedures at the hospital.
A four-year old child was required to leave her extracted teeth with the hospital, although she had made a special box to carry them home with her in order to present them to the tooth fairy (a figure deployed by the child’s mother to make her less fearful of the ordeal which lay before her).
Scots Law News (many years ago) also had a clause in it to the effect that it was a gentleman’s agreement, binding in honour only and not intended to create legal relations.
www.law.ed.ac.uk /sln   (1842 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Scotland: Business and Economy: Legal Services: Solicitors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
D and J Dunlop - Based in Ayr covering all aspects of Scottish law and taxation.
Dundas and Wilson - Scottish law firm with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
James Guthrie and Company - Scottish law firm in Kilmarnock, Scotland established in 1887, whose solicitors believe that good communications and speedy attention to business are important.
www.dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Business_and_Economy/Legal_Services/Solicitors   (935 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Scotland: Business and Economy: Legal Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scottish Law Online - A group of Scottish law sites designed to assist all those with an interest in Scots Law, Scottish Law or the Law in Scotland generally which is aimed at law firms, students, academics and the public.
Scottish Legal Action Group - SCOLAG - Society to promote equal access to justice in Scotland through improving and advancing Scots law for the benefit of those members of society who are economically, socially, or otherwise disadvantaged.
Society of Law Accountants in Scotland - Organisation for people employed in accountancy work in Scottish Law firms, in which they can meet with others with a view to the interchange of opinion on questions of practice.
www.dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Business_and_Economy/Legal_Services   (577 words)

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Lions and Thistles: An Exhibition of Six Centuries of Scottish Heraldry (Heraldry Society of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1995) (ISBN: 0 9525258 1 X) This is a small pamphlet briefly describing the objects on display at an exhibition held in 1995 by the Heraldry Society of Scotland.
A collection of the descriptions of as many Scottish armorial seals as could be identified, both as armorial and as to whom they belonged, in the early twentieth century.
Douglas, P. Scottish Families and their symbols in the Netherlands, or the Coats of Arms of Dutch Families of Scottish Descent", Genalogica and Heraldica: Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences in Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press, 1998 pp.
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/scotbiblio.htm   (7853 words)

 Scottish Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Scotland operates a separate jurisdiction from England and Wales and is introducing new Family Law legislation in May 2000.
Read the consultation paper Improving Scottish Family Law issued by the Scottish Office in 1999 and the FNF Response (June 1999).
An excellent guide to Scottish law is provided in Family Law in Scotland by J M Thomson (published by Butterworths ISBN 0-406-07013-X).
www.fnf.org.uk /scotlaw.htm   (180 words)

 Mark R. Levin on NRO
If a private citizen violates the law, they're subject to criminal and/or civil prosecution and penalties.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
The Senate even refused to hold a serious impeachment trial, and Specter nonsensically invoked Scottish law in opposing Clinton's removal.
www.nationalreview.com /contributors/levin021201a.shtml   (368 words)

 soc.culture.scottish FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Scottish Parliament has debated this matter and decided on Pantone 300 as the recommended colour http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=210112003 If you want this colour on your PC, the RGB Value on the colour sliders for Pantone 300 should be 0, 132, 202.
Common law initially derived from the Roman law, as codified under the Emperor Justinian, and canon law, the law of the church.
Scottish School holidays are generally the end of June to the middle of August; about 2-3 weeks ahead of the holidays in England.
omicron.felk.cvut.cz /FAQ/articles/a1371.html   (13318 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Scottish Business Law: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This popular introduction to Scottish business law for students has been fully updated for the 3rd edition and now includes almost 100 new cases and covers recent major developments in legislation.
At the time I was studying a HND and had no previous knowledge of law, but this book is easy to read and the case studies help you to understand even more.
It was written by two lecturers as a concise and understandable alternative to the lengthy law books which were previously all that was available.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0273620355   (723 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Scottish Family Law Service: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Butterworths Scottish Family Law Service" provides a single source of reference to all aspects of the law as it affects married and unmarried partners and their children.
Its coverage of the law relating to children rivals that of specialist works, and includes substantial sections on, inter alia, adoption, children's hearings and child support.
The law and practice of Family Law continue to develop at such a pace that only an efficient looseleaf work can succeed in keeping practitioners up to date.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0406998817   (455 words)

 AllRefer.com - John Erskine, 1695–1768, Scottish jurist and professor (Law, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John Erskine 1695–1768, Scottish jurist and professor (1737–65) of Scots law in the Univ. of Edinburgh.
He is best known for his authoritative Institutes of the Law of Scotland (1754).
His Principles of the Law of Scotland was published posthumously in 1773.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/ErsknJ1675.html   (192 words)

 Handfasting and Marriage - Scottish Medieval Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Smout, T. "Scottish Marriage, Regular and Irregular, 1500-1940." In Marriage and Society: Studies in the Social History of Marriage, edited by R. Outhwaite, 204-36.
This is an excellent and exhaustive look at the canon law governing marriage in Europe from Ancient Rome to the Reformation (a period of time during which church law regarding marriage changed considerably).
Since Scotland was part of Roman Catholic Christendom, understanding canon law is necessary for understanding Scottish marriage law and practice.
www.medievalscotland.org /scotbiblio/marriage.shtml   (385 words)

 Scots Law Student Zone - Student's Studying Law in Scotland - Scottish Law Students
This area aims to fill the void in the Scottish Legal Community by providing advice on gaining legal work experience and traineeships in Scottish Law Firms to students studying law in Scotland.
The Scots Law Student Zone is not just aimed at LLB students but at all those in Scotland currently studying legal courses.
Links are also included to the Law Society of Scotland who provide information on traininig and qualification and the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Strathclyde, Dundee and Glasgow and of course, the newly accredited Universities: Napier, Robert Gordons and Glasgow Caledonian haven't been forgotten either.
www.scottishlaw.org.uk /student   (369 words)

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