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UK vs England and Wales
Authored by: tiger99 on Friday, November 02 2012 @ 09:06 AM EDT
On many matters, such as this, Scotland has tended to come to similar legal conclusions long before the EU became involved in UK law. The terminology and court procedures are different north of the border, but most business-related law is governed by the same acts of parliament, which usually contain a few special clauses which apply in Scotland, to fit in with their legal framework. Older laws differ, sometimes greatly, but things like patent disputes are likely to have the same outcome in either jurisdiction.

But as regards this outrageous behaviour, the Scottish judges are no more likely than their English counterparts to tolerate contempt in their courts. The threshold for verbal contempt may be slightly higher, due to social and linguistic differences, but simply defying a court order, as in this case, would end up in the same way, a severe rebuke, followed next time by swift punishment.

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