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Scottish Law Review and Sheriff Court Reports

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Pages: 350

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Scotland. Sheriff Courts

Excerpt from book: the sorrows of poor Miss Flight in that novel, may think there are other Miss Flights being manufactured just as of old. And if the reader happened to be a Dickens, no doubt he could harrow up our feelings with a new " Bleak House " and a new Miss Flight. But if he had a little more experience and a somewhat more careful observation of such phenomena than Dickens had he would soon find that, so far from being victims, they are really oppressors. They are deranged no doubt, but it is not by wrong inflicted on them. They are the oppressors and not the oppressed. Their vindictive and egotistic spirit leads them to pursue with rancour from Court to Court those who have only asserted their rights against them. With no means they are yet enabled to appeal and bring fresh actions founded on some malicious construction of the events in a former action, and so they keep the ball rolling. The judges are afraid of interfering, as they might do, to put a stop to all this for fear of being accused of preventing poor people, who must appear for themselves, from carrying on their actions. One can easily imagine the torrents of invective which would be let loose in the press: and if something was gained in the Courts there would be an equal loss in Parliament, for such a splendid opportunity of posing as the champion of the oppressed would be too good to be missed. MEETINGS OF LAW SOCIETY. Glasgow.—Legal and Speculative Society.—The following is a note of the cases discussed by this Society at its first five meetings this session, with the decisions come to on thorn :— (1.) A, an heir who was infeft in his ancestor's property, but has not paid relief duty, dispones to a singular successor B, and B takes infeftment. G, the superior, claims a composition from B, and B offers relief duty. I...  


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