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From the archives - December 1999

The demise of the temporary sheriff

Examination of the position of the temporary sheriff and how the current situation is a far cry from that intended by the enabling legislation

Wake-up call to find out more about human rights

The decision that temporary sheriffs are not compatible with the European Convention has more profound and lasting implications for practitioners to understand

The regulation of professional firms

The implications especially for small firms of the Financial Services Authority's consultation paper 30 on the future regulation of professional firms

Quantifying lost chances

A look at examples of loss of chance cases arising out of solicitors' negligence and the courts' approach to evaluating the loss

Interview: Alan Ramage

Interview with Keeper of the Registers especially on future use of new technology

Bread and butter matters

Latest criminal cases, including temporary sheriffs; delay; road traffic; breach of the peace; Moorov rule; and citizen's arrest

Freedom to provided services

Report on the European Court decision in Arblade and Leloup on employers' obligations in relation to workers sent temporarily abroad