Customer Newsletter No 25 September 2012


Welcome to the new term, at the university and in the courts! Avizandum Law Bookshop is offering students a discount of 5% on purchases of £50.00 or more until the end of October.

This quarter we are expecting the new edition of Gloag & Henderson which will be published at the end of September. A distinguished editorial team headed by Professor Hector MacQueen of Edinburgh University Law School and Lord Eassie, Senator of the College of Justice, bring Scots private law up to date in a single volume, continuing the tradition started with the first edition in 1927.

Books of interest to Scots legal practitioners:

Debt Legislation by Dawn McKenzie is due at the end of October. Part of the Greens Essential Legislation series, the consolidated legislation includes the amendments made by the Bankruptcy and Diligence etc (Scotland) Act 2007.

Small Claims Handbook (3rd edition) is due at the end of September and incorporates many important changes effected by the amendment of existing legislation.

Guidelines on the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases compiled by the Judicial College (formerly the Judicial Studies Board) have just been published.

Oil and Gas Law in the UK by M Abrahami will be published by Bloomsbury Professional at the end of November and is an invaluable source of reference for all those requiring up-to-date guidance on legal issues affecting the UK oil and gas industry.

Of more general interest is The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session 1687-1808 by John Finlay, an institutional history of Scotland's eighteenth-century legal community. The book investigates the important role of members of the College of Justice in the cultural and economic flowering of Scotland as a whole, and Edinburgh in particular, and argues that a single law institution had a marked influence on the Scottish cultural landscape to the present day.