Party Litigant’s Expenses – A 2021 Update

 1. Introduction

The previous heading, ‘Taxation of Judicial Accounts’, gave some suggestions at section 15 about preparing a Judicial Account for a Party Litigant. It may be helpful to update the position of Party Litigants in Scotland; England has different rules. These notes are written to help (I hope) both those preparing a Party Litigant’s Account and those opposing one.

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Owl illustration by Dave Hamburgh

Exam papers – school and university, 1949-55

In the 1950s, the usual route for pupils at Edinburgh Academy who aspired to qualify as solicitors in Scotland, was to sit the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board School Certificate at age 16/17 and then to sit the Scottish Higher Leaving Certificate at age 17/18, in order to gain qualification for entrance to the University of Edinburgh for the combined degrees of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Read More