Every newspaper columnist seems to have an “emergency” article up their sleeves to deal with the situation when there is nothing to write about. The piece runs through their thoughts about all the things they could write about, before arriving at a conclusion that there is nothing to be said, coincidentally just at the 1,200 word stage when the article is complete.
I sat down today in a spare moment and wondered what I could choose to write about. I struggled for about 5 seconds and came out with the list below.
I won’t guarantee to produce anything about any of them, but I will do my best.
If I have missed anything, or there are particular ones my reader would want me to write about, then put a note in the comments!
What is the Meaning of “Default” in the Mortgage Pre Action Requirements? -RBS v McConnell and NRAM v Millar – a decision of Sheriff Deutsch showing, yet again, that Scottish mortgage lenders have ignored the correct interpretation of the law, in good faith I am sure, in trying to re-possess people’s homes, and thoughts about what a court should do about the potential that an action is incompetent, even if no one appears to oppose it.
Criminal Appeals and the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission – The Al-Megrahi Case – latest developments
The “Double Jeopardy” Rule – which no longer exists in Scotland, and the manoeuvrings to bring back to court the “World’s End” case
The Legalities of Claims upon a Solicitors’ Client Account – the five parties contesting the Collyer Bristow £3.6 million to be heard starting at the end of March and some interesting connections
The Special Administration Regime for financial service companies – did you know Pritchards, Stockbrokers (Company Secretary Craig Whyte) is only the second UK company to enter the SAR?
The Effects of Articles of Association of a Limited Company – and how this relates to the SFL and SFA dealing with licence applications by existing football teams, and by new applicants.
What is “Disrepute”? – The SFA case against Craig Whyte and Rangers, to be heard on 29th March
Can a Company Demand Repayment of Funds Paid to a Trust, and which the Trust “Lends” to Company Employees?
The Rights of Minority Shareholders, taking the SPL as a case study
The Assignation of Future Rights in Scots Law. Is the view of the English courts, interpreting the Rome Convention, and generally followed by Scottish courts, that intimation of the future rights is necessary? Or is the Dutch view, that proper law of the assignation, rather than that of the contract for the original debt, governs the proprietary effects? Or is the view of the French courts, as adopted in the Guiliano-Lagarde Report on the Rome Convention, namely that the property laws of International Private Law apply correct? In other words, what about the case of Rangers Football Club PLC (In Administration) v Ticketus, presently ongoing at the Court of Session!
The Responsibilities of Company Directors and Company Secretaries – using as a study the differing views of Sir David Murray, Hugh Adam and Campbell Ogilvie, with a side order of Gary Withey.
How easy is it to Get Charity Law Wrong? The “Legends” Match, and “charitable donations by the Fighting Fund.
The Technicality of Appointment of Administrators, or the Duff & Phelps Hokey Cokey, as it will henceforth be known
What Do Duff & Phelps in New York think about what is happening n Glasgow?
Apart from all of the above, I really have no idea what to write about. A cup of tea, and maybe inspiration shall strike!