DPs and CMs: 1980 - 1989

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1989

°Discussion Paper 84 - Diligence on the Dependence and Admiralty Arrestments (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 164

 

°Discussion Paper 83 - Bulk Goods: Section 16 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Section 1 of the Bills of Lading Act 1855

  • Resulting Report: 130

 

°Discussion Paper 82 - Forfeiture and Confiscation

  • Resulting Report: 147

 

Discussion Paper 81 - Passing of Risk in Contracts for the Sale of Land

  • Resulting Report: 127

 

1987

°Discussion Paper 80 - Evidence - Blood Group Tests, DNA Tests and Related Matters

  • Resulting Report: 120

 

°Discussion Paper 79 - Equalisation of Diligences

  • Resulting Reports: 164 and 183

 

°Discussion Paper 78 - Adjudications for Debt and Related Matters (vol 1; vol 2 part 1; vol 2 part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 183

 

°Discussion Paper 77 - Criminal Evidence - Affidavit Evidence, Hearsay and Related Matters in Criminal Proceedings

  • Resulting Reports: 137 and 149

 

Discussion Paper 76 - The Ground for Divorce - Should the Law be Changed?

  • Resulting Report: 116

 

°Discussion Paper 75 - The Evidence of Children and Other Potentially Vulnerable Witnesses

  • Resulting Report: 125

 

°Memorandum 74 - Prescription and Limitation of Actions (Latent Damage)

  • Resulting Report: 122

 

1986

°Memorandum 73 - Civil Liability - Contribution

  • Resulting Report: 115

 

°Memorandum 72 - Floating Charges and Receivers

  • No resulting report

 

°Memorandum 71 - Some Miscellaneous Topics in the Law of Succession

  • Resulting Report: 124

 

°Memorandum 70 - The Making and Revocation of Wills

  • Resulting Report: 124

 

°Memorandum 69 - Intestate Succession and Legal Rights

  • Resulting Report: 124

 

°Memorandum 68 - Computer Crime

  • Resulting Report: 106

 

1985

°Memorandum 67 - Child Abduction

  • Resulting Report: 102

 

°Memorandum 66 - Constitution and Proof of Voluntary Obligations and the Authentication of Writings

  • Resulting Report: 112

 

°Memorandum 65 - Legal Capacity and Responsibility of Minors and Pupils (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 110

 

Memorandum 64 - *Private International Law: Choice of Law Rules in Marriage

  • Resulting Report: 105

 

°Memorandum 63 - *Private International Law: The Law of Domicile

  • Resulting Report: 107

 

1984

°Memorandum 62 - *Private International Law: Choice of Law in Tort and Delict (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 129

 

Memorandum 61 - Attempted Homicide

  • No resulting report

 

°Memorandum 60 - Mobbing and Rioting

  • No resulting report

 

°Memorandum 59 - Recovery of Possession of Heritable Property

  • Resulting Report: 118

 

1983

Memorandum 58 - *Sale and Supply of Goods

  • Resulting Report: 104

 

°Memorandum 57 - Matrimonial Property (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 86

 

1982

°Memorandum 56 - *Polygamous Marriages (Capacity to Contract a Polygamous Marriage and the Concept of the Potentially Polygamous Marriage)

  • Resulting Report: 96

 

°Memorandum 55 - Civil Liability in relation to Animals

  • Resulting Report: 97

 

°Memorandum 54 - Some Obsolete and Discriminatory Rules in the Law of Husband and Wife

  • Resulting Report: 76

 

°Memorandum 53 - Family Law: Illegitimacy

  • Resulting Report: 82

 

1980

°Memorandum 52 - Irritancies in Leases

  • Resulting Report: 75

 

°Memorandum 51 - Fifth Memorandum on Diligence: Administration of Diligence

  • Resulting Report: 95

 

°Memorandum 50 - Fourth Memorandum on Diligence: Debt Arrangement Schemes

  • Resulting Report: 95

 

°Memorandum 49 - Third Memorandum on Diligence: Arrestment and Judicial Transfer of Earnings

  • Resulting Report: 95

 

Memorandum 48: Second Memorandum on Diligence: Poindings and Warrant Sales

  • Resulting Report: 95

 

°Memorandum 47 - First Memorandum on Diligence: General Issues and Introduction (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Report: 95

 

°Memorandum 46 - The Law of Evidence (part 1; part 2)

  • Resulting Reports: 78 and 100
  • See also: °Research paper on the law of evidence in Scotland by Sheriff I D Macphail (chapters 1-5; 6-15; 16-19; 20-25) (to be considered with Memorandum 46)

 

°Memorandum 45 - Time-Limits in Actions for Personal Injuries

  • Resulting Report: 74

 

°Memorandum 44 - The Law of Incest in Scotland

  • Resulting Report: 69