Session Cases at 200



Session Cases At 200: The wisdom of the Institutional Writers

For the final nomination in our series supporting the Scottish Council of Law Reporting's search for readers' favourite Session Case, Sir David Edward reflects on Brown v Hamilton District Council 1983 S.C. (H.L.) 1 – in which he himself appeared. Voting closes at midnight tonight. The results will be revealed in due course.

Published 16 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: ‘Our predecessors speak to us across the years’

The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, details his top Session Case: the infamous Moorov v HM Advocate 1930 JC 68. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 15 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: Age of innocence

Angela Grahame QC's favourite entry in Session Cases is Duke of Argyll v Duchess of Argyll 1962 SC (HL) 88. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 14 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: Nominative case

In a fine example of nominative determinism, Laura Dunlop QC tells the tale of a dispute over a common name. The case? Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company Ltd v Dunlop Motor Company Ltd 1907 SC (HL) 15. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 13 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: The Nat Fraser appeal

Sheriff Alison Stirling chooses as her top Session Case one of Scotland's most high profile criminal appeals of recent times: Fraser v HM Advocate 2011 SC (UKSC) 113, 2014 JC 115. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 12 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: ‘I am poor now and cannot marry, but I will marry her’

Lord Woolman relates a case that deserves to be better known. Vote for your top three Session Cases here.

Published 9 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: Those Were the Days

Titans of the bench and bar feature in Lady Paton's charming first-hand account of Dunlop v McGowans – her choice of top Session Case. Vote for your top three here.

Published 7 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: A River Runs Through It

From swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us to Wills’ Trs v Cairngorm Canoeing and Sailing School Ltd – Lord Tyre's favourite of the Session Cases. Vote for your top three here.

Published 6 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: Title and interest to the top spot

A case of constitutional importance, AXA General Insurance Co Ltd v Lord Advocate 2012 SC(UKSC) 122 is Sheriff K J Campbell's favourite entry in Session Cases, whose bicentenary we celebrate this year. Nominate your favourite cases here.

Published 1 April 2021

Session Cases At 200: A ‘gallery of mirrors’

Like something out of Borges, Lord Stewart discusses the report of Thom v Black 1828 7 S 158 – his choice for the top entry in Session Cases. Nominate your favourite cases here.

Published 30 March 2021

Session Cases At 200: Where there’s a will there’s a way

To mark the bicentenary of Session Cases, the Scottish Council of Law Reporting is running a poll to determine readers' top three cases. Today, former Lord President, Lord Hamilton explains the details of his top choice: Scottish Rights of Way and Recreation Society Limited v Macpherson 1887 14 R 875; 1888 15 R (HL) 68.

Published 29 March 2021

Session Cases At 200: Tyger Tyger burning bright

One of the most striking of legal fictions, that of the escaped tiger, has stuck with Jackie McRae, who encourages readers to declare Scott & Sons v Del Sel the greatest entry in Session Cases. Vote for your top three here.

Published 25 March 2021

Session Cases At 200: Lord Kinclaven makes the case for Donoghue v Stevenson

A snail in a bottle that was no storm in a teacup, Lord Kinclaven encourages readers to declare Donoghue v Stevenson the greatest entry in Session Cases as we celebrate 200 years of those venerable law reports.

Published 22 March 2021