Gilt-Edged Justice


Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus
(Let justice be done, though the world perish)

Picture the scene. A wealthy old lady decides to disinherit her only son. So he kills her before she gets the chance to make a Will. What should happen to her estate? Succession law couldn’t be clearer: she died without leaving a valid Will and, under the intestacy rules, her son is entitled to inherit all her wealth. The extended family bring a legal challenge.

You’re the judge: what would you do?

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 44 Comments

Box Seat or Back Seat? Scottish Football’s Staging Post


In our first article on league reconstruction, The Battered Bunnet looks at youth development, football finances and European regionalisation – and argues that radical reform is necessary. Continue reading

Posted in League reconstruction, League reform | 11 Comments

Achieving Renewal through the Fans’ Corporation (Part 1)


Continuing with our theme of club ownership models, in this article @thecroakgang explores some of the issues with fan ownership of our football clubs and raises mutualisation as a promising alternative. Continue reading

Posted in Club ownership and structuring, Fan ownership and mutuals | Tagged | 3 Comments

A Case For…Summer Football (3)


In the final piece in this series advocating summer football, we address some objections to the idea of switching to summer football – and suggest some solutions. Continue reading

Posted in League reform, Summer football | 2 Comments

A Case For…Summer Football (2)


The second article in this series looks at how playing summer football in Scotland might positively impact on both TV viewing figures and on the ‘spectator experience’. Continue reading

Posted in League reform, Summer football | 3 Comments

Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? (3)


As Ally McCoist today defends himself against a charge of  ‘bringing the game into disrepute’, for challenging the independence of the Disciplinary Tribunal and the ‘anonymity’ of its members, we ask: to what extent is he right? Continue reading

Posted in Disciplinary system, Governance | 15 Comments

Where now for the Judicial Panel Protocol? (2)


In our second article on the JPP, we look at how our system of football ‘justice’ should be reformed in the wake of the Court of Session’s decision in the Rangers case.

Lord Glennie’s judgment revealed two important problems with the Judicial Panel Protocol that need to be addressed: Continue reading

Posted in Disciplinary system, Governance | 1 Comment