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Is a Departure from a Procedural Order by an Arbitral Tribunal Considered to Be a Procedural Error?

In a recent judgement, the Swedish Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the decision of the first instance which set aside an arbitral award in part due to a procedural error of the arbitral tribunal. The particularity of this case stems from the fact that the procedural error derived from…

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Jury Centres in Cinemas - The Darker Side

David Lorimer, PhD candidate at Aberdeen Law School, takes a look at the acquittal rate in last year's Scottish Mock Jury Trials and what he calls the 'Hollywood Effect'.

Last year’s report on the Scottish Mock Jury Trials provided some complex and perplexing results. There were three convictions in the 32…

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Scots Law You May Not Know About (For A Good Reason - 'Cos It Ain't)

On 15 April, Scott Styles wrote here on Covid-19 and the Frustration of Leases on the Grounds of Illegality.  In this short note, Mitch Skilling and Douglas Bain consider – in much briefer form and citing far fewer authorities than Mr Styles’ scholarly discussion - another aspect of contract and…

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Climate Case Ireland: The Good News and the Bad

There are only two tragedies in life…

Oscar Wilde

I have talked multiple times in print[1] and in lectures of Ireland’s need to live up to the distinguished legacy of John Tyndall (1820–1893), the Irish scientist who made vital contributions to our understanding of the science behind climate change. 

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Comment on JUSTICE Consultation on the Scottish Jury Research Findings

JUSTICE Scotland have now submitted their response to the Scottish Government on the recent Mock Jury Research findings. Whilst noting that the Research is an interesting piece of work, providing insight into the relationship between three unique elements of the Scottish jury system and the effect that these may have on jury decision making…

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