How Limited is that Partnership?

Salvesen and Riddell & Anor v. The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 22

It is not common for us to cover Scots Law, or Agricultural Law, here. However, both mores are to be broken in the face of an interesting convention decision from the Supreme Court.

You will have to bear with me as the facts are complex. I promise to keep it simple. Scottish Agricultural tenants have historically had very substantial security of tenure along with very powerful succession rights. Much the same situation has existed in England too at times. This is said to be good for land husbandry but is equally a reflection of post-war … Read the full post

The Supreme Court on iplayer


For those who can’t get enough of “the brilliant Baroness“, there is (on the BBC iplayer) a quite excellent programme about the operation of the Supreme Court. Baroness Hale is interviewed at length and, once again, demonstrates her enormous (but thoroughly charming) intellect. There is a housing-law aspect to it; the BBC were clearly filming during Pinnock (or, perhaps, Frisby). How do I know this? See if you too can spot Andrew Arden QC and Jan Luba QC…… Read the full post

The bottled water of principle

There is an interesting interview with Baroness Hale of the Supreme Court on the UKSC blog, (also reposted on the Guardian Law site, which has been really rather good since launch).

Lady HaleIt is well worth a read, not only for Lady Hale fighting for the separation of the Supreme Court from Government by insisting on bottled water in the canteen in the face of MoJ policy, but for her views on the operation of the Supreme Court. There is much of interest on diversity on the bench and in the SC, and, for housing lawyers, particularly on the question of socio-economic ‘positive rights’, where she sees a mismatch … Read the full post