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Avizandum Statutes on Scots Family Law (15ed) 2017-2018
Mair, J
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Avizandum Statutes on Scots Family Law make available, in a concise form, the main statutory provisions relating to adult domestic relations and to child law.

Key contents include:
• Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981
• Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985
• Civil Partnership Act 2004
• Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006
• Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007
• Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011
• Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

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Glasgow Tercentenary Essays
Anderson, R
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In 2013 the Glasgow Law School celebrated the tercentenary of the creation of the Regius Chair in Civil Law.

Founded in 1713 with an endowment by Queen Anne, the Regius Chair represented the revival of law teaching – which can be traced back to 1451 – at the University of Glasgow.The first holder of the Chair, William Forbes, was appointed in 1714, and was followed by many distinguished legal scholars, including John Millar, William Gloag, Andrew Dewar Gibb, David Walker, Joe Thomson and the current holder, James Chalmers.
This collection of essays, many of which have been written by distinguished Glasgow graduates, celebrates that anniversary. It includes the inaugural lecture of James Chalmers on the history
and development of the Regius Chair, and a lecture given by Lord Reed, Justice of the Supreme Court, in the tercentenary year, on human rights and domestic legal traditions. Other papers cover a
range of subjects reflecting the broad compass of law teaching at Glasgow, from the modern teaching of international law to a 1705 trial for piracy which precipitated the Act of Union.

Avizandum Legislation on International Private Law (4ed)
Crawford, E
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Senior Counsel 1978-1986: Lord Hope's Diaries
Hope, Lord
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Lord Hope’s Diaries is the title of a series of books which covers the whole of Lord Hope’s career at the Scottish Bar and as a Judge in Edinburgh and then in London. It provides a unique and fascinating insight into a way of life in the law that has now passed into history. This was a time when the legal profession in all its aspects was much less closely regulated than it is now. As a result Lord Hope’s career unfolded in a way that could not be repeated today, as he progressed direct from the Bar to the most senior position in the Scottish judiciary as Lord President, from there to the House of Lords as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and then to the newly established UK Supreme Court as its first Deputy President.

Senior Counsel, the first book in the series, covers the period from his taking silk in 1978 to the months before his election as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates. For the first four years David Hope served as an advocate depute. The diary during this period describes the rough and tumble of criminal trials, but it was still possible for someone who was doing this job to vary it with other work. Much of his work was related in some way to the North Sea oil and gas industry, as was the long-running case in which he was acting for an American corporation which occupies much of the second part of this period. The stresses and excitement of a busy practice are described throughout the book in vivid detail, as are the personalities of those before whom he appeared and with whom he worked during this stage in his career.

Webster Professional Ethics & Practice for Scottish Solicitors
Webster, JH
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For almost 30 years this title has provided solicitors, trainees and students with an accessible and practical guide to best professional practice and to the ethical issues involved. It covers areas of concern in day-to-day practice, including confidentiality, conflict of interest, financial regulation, discipline, solicitors’ duties to the client, the court and third parties.

The text covers recent developments in law and practice, including:

  • effect of Human Rights Act 1998
  • money laundering regulations
  • IT in day-to-day practice
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
  • role and duties of solicitor advocates

Janice Webster is a solicitor, who has worked with the Law Society of Scotland, the CCBE and the Scottish Law.

McGowan Licensing and Gambling Law in Scotland
McGowan, SJ
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The law and practice surrounding the operation of licensed and gambling premises have been radically overhauled in recent years. The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Gambling Act 2005 have introduced new forms of licence, increased supervisory powers and made approved training mandatory.
This new text is a comprehensive and accessible guide to how the 2005 statutes operate in practice. It is also the first Scottish publication to examine how other regulatory regimes – including planning, building standards, private security, and copyright – impact on licensed premises.
The text illustrates the operation of the licensing laws by the use of real-life and colourful examples, addresses potential problems and pitfalls, and offers solutions to them. It is written to be of use not only to legal practitioners, but also to all those involved in licensing and gambling administration.

Stephen McGowan has worked for Glasgow Licensing Board and in the licensed trade and is now in private practice. He lectures on the Paralegal Certificate on Licensing Law and is an approved BII trainer.

Local Planning Reviews in Scotland
Ferguson, A
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Local Planning Reviews in Scotland is the first book about the system for local planning appeals established by the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006. That Act provides that, where local planning decisions have been determined initially by an officer of the local authority, dissatisfied applicants have a right of appeal to a panel of local councillors – a local review body (‘LRB’).

Both before and after the new framework came into operation in 2009, there have been significant criticisms of the law underpinning it, and of the structure and operation of local planning reviews. This book sets out the genesis of the new system and provides a step-by-step guide through the process.

Local Planning Reviews in Scotland:

  • explains policy considerations and legislative background;
  • describes potential pitfalls for those advising LRBs and applicants alike;
  • outlines the review process;
  • gives guidance on how to present and consider an application for planning permission;
  • considers the human rights and other procedural issues;
  • explores further avenues for redress open to an applicant.

 This is a practical and accessible guide for all those involved in planning decisions, including applicants for review and their agents; planning authorities; government officials; local government officers; solicitors; surveyors; architects; and planning consultants.

Civil Jury Trials (3ed)
Hajducki, A
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Andrew Hajducki’s Civil Jury Trials is the only book dedicated to the law and practice governing the conduct of a case that goes to civil jury trial in Scotland. The subject is set in its historical context and the text then covers the progress of a case from choosing the mode of inquiry, through initial procedure and trial, to appeal and review. The use of the civil jury in Scotland has waxed and waned over the years, but the institution remains an integral part of the administration of justice, particularly in the determination of personal injuries awards. Civil jury trial was reintroduced into the sheriff court in 2015, after a long absence, and a specialised Personal Injuries Court has been established. Other recent developments include juries being given, for the first time, judicial guidelines on the
computation of damages for non-patrimonial loss. This new edition discusses important recent cases such as Hamilton v Ferguson Transport (Spean Bridge) Ltd; Thomson v Dennis Thomson Builders Ltd and the appeal in Sheridan v News Group Newspapers and covers the new rules of court for the Personal Injuries Court and the Sheriff Appeal Court.

This is a comprehensive and accessible treatment of the subject with extensive citation of authority, and a handy appendix of jury awards. It will be an invaluable guide to all those who practise in the Scottish courts.

‘The whole thing is, in the opinion of this reviewer, a tour de force’ – review of 2nd edition

The Nobile Officium
Thomson, S
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The Nobile Officium of the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary is an ancient but elusive concept. The equitable jurisdiction of the Supreme Courts of Scotland continues to be relevant and useful today but its scope and limitations are poorly understood. This is the first book to systematically examine the Nobile Officium. Placing it in its historical and conceptual context, the book explores the development and application of the Nobile Officium in such diverse areas as:

  • Trusts
  • Judicial factors, curators, tutors and guardians
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency and sequestration
  • Custody of children
  • Public officers
  • Statutory omissions
  • civil procedure
  • Criminal law and procedure

This ambitious text provides original and informative commentary and analysis for practitioners, teachers and students of Scots law.

“A work of real scholarship which makes a significant contribution to the literature on Scots law.” Lord Hope of Craighead

Stephen Thomson is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Avizandum Statutes on the Scots Law of Property, Trusts & Succession (14ed) 2017-2018
Steven, A
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Avizandum Statutes on Scots Property, Trusts and Succession Law contain the main statutory provisions relating to both heritable and moveable property, as well as to trusts and succession law, in Scotland. All important provisions regulating post-feudal land law in Scotland are present.

Key contents include:
• Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995
• Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, Part 1
• Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003
• Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005
• Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012
• Succession (Scotland) Act 2016

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