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From the archives - October 1999

The Ruddle case: the lawyer's view

Solicitor for Noel Ruddle explains why the sheriff was obliged to order his release from the state hospital, and the emergency legislation then passed by the Scottish Parliament

MDPs - pressure for change

Author's view that the core principles of the legal profession are irreconcilable with the sharing of fees and profits between lawyers and other professionals

E-commerce: debugging legacy legislation

E-business consultant assesses the government's plan to create the right legal environment for electronic commerce

Interview: Blair Morgan

Inteview with a solicitor who specialises as a football players' agent

Civil law update of recent decisions

Latest civil cases, including pleadings; decree; third party procedure; expenses; proofs; family actions

European law in the Scottish courts

Consideration of Nguyen v Searchnet Associates as illoustrating the importance of European law for Scottish practitioners

Take control of risks

Risk management systems and procedures can bring benefits quite apart from reducing the risk of claims