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Publishing in all key areas of practice, we have well established texts used throughout the Scottish legal community including the highly acclaimed Human Rights Law in Scotland 4ed by Jim Murdoch.

The new edition of Himsworth & O’Neill: Scotland’s Constitution Law and Practice, publishing in 2019, is a must have for all those wanting to keep abreast of the constitutional implications of Brexit.

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Style Writs for the Sheriff Court

“The styles are clear and concise without gaps to give practical examples for drafters to follow…this book covers the bulk of the types of actions and practice areas most civil practitioners will encounter on a day to day basis in a user friendly manner and will be a welcome addition to any practitioner’s library.” Scots Law Times Style Writs for the Sheriff Court covers the following topics: Petitory Actions; Declaratory... Read more

Property, Trusts and Succession

This title provides full coverage of the property, trusts and succession parts of the LLB syllabus in Scotland in one convenient volume. The relevant rules of statute and common law are surveyed and frequent examples used, making this a highly practical and accessible text. Key contents include: Personal and real rights, and types of property; Ownership and how it is transferred; Land registration; Possession; Subordinate real rights, including servitudes, real... Read more

The Scottish Legal System

A course on the Scottish legal system is a compulsory part of undergraduate degrees in Scots Law. The Scottish Legal System sets out to present the ‘legal system and law of Scotland as a unique and constantly changing human enterprise’ and places the Scottish legal system in its broader political and social contexts. This is achieved by covering not only the central aspects of the system, such as the courts... Read more

Oil and Gas Law in the UK

Oil and Gas Law in the UK offers in-depth analysis of the central legal issues connected to this important UK industry. The second edition of this text provides an overview of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) and how it relates to oil and gas law. It also offers: Coverage of operations, contracting and the future of the UKCS A detailed examination of the UK oil and gas industry Consideration... Read more

Scotland’s Constitution: Law and Practice

Scotland’s Constitution: Law and Practice, 3rd edition is a clear, comprehensive account of the Scottish dimension of constitutional law within its UK and European context. It describes and analyses constitutional arrangements while integrating that analysis with a general background to constitutional law and the UK institutions which have a continuing relevance for the government of Scotland. This highly regarded text considers law-making powers for Scotland, the legislative process at Westminster... Read more

Delictual Liability

Delictual Liability, 5th edition is a highly respected account of the principles of delict in Scots law and is the standard introductory textbook on the subject. The fifth edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and provides a clear and straightforward guide through this difficult area of Scots Law. Includes extensively updated topics such as: • Causation • Vicarious liability • Liability for wrongs of third parties •... Read more

Human Rights Law in Scotland

Human Rights Law in Scotland, Fourth Edition provides essential practical guidance to the Scottish legal profession. Written by two distinguished authors, the work explores the impact of human rights legislation in Scotland and provides a comprehensive review of ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) jurisprudence and relevant domestic legislation and case law as well as an overview of Strasbourg enforcement machinery. The fourth edition of this highly regarded work has... Read more

Employment Law in Scotland

Employment Law in Scotland, 2nd edition is an essential one stop source of information for practitioners working in this complex area of law. The authors have brought together in a single comprehensive guide all the areas of employment and labour law that are relevant to the parties involved in the employment relationship. It explains the law of employment as it applies to Scotland and details the differences in both the... Read more

Contract Law in Scotland

Contract Law in Scotland provides a comprehensive and coherent introduction to the principles of the Scots law of contract and provides the reader with a clear analysis of this difficult area of the law. This practical text: Illustrates the different types of contractual situations and examines the formation, performance and enforcement of contracts; Includes examples of typical contract clauses and treats remedies in detail; Is set in a comparative context... Read more

Studying Scots Law

Studying Scots Law provides a highly readable account of the educational and training requirements for entry into the Scottish legal profession and provides essential information on law courses throughout Scotland as well as giving useful advice on study skills. Studying Scots Law provides law students with an invaluable source of reference throughout their studies. Contents includes: The Scottish Legal System – the law in Scotland; The Scottish Legal Profession; Entering... Read more

Drafting Wills in Scotland

The fully revised second edition of this highly regarded text provides coverage of all the practical and legislative changes that have occurred in the last ten years since the publication of the highly successful first edition. The new edition, written by expert team of authors from Brodies and Tods Murray, has been fully updated and revised to include: * All the major changes in Inheritance tax, including the transferable nil... Read more

Scottish Property Law

This book provides an introduction to all aspects of the law of property in Scotland. It takes account of the recent substantial changes in the law relating to landownership in Scotland and deals with the three main aspects of this: the nature of land ownership; burdens on land; and transfer of ownership in land. The second edition has been expanded to include a concise explanation of the Scots Law on... Read more

The Law of Banking in Scotland

Scots Law A comprehensive guide to the law of banking in Scotland, providing an indepth analysis of all matters relevant to bankers in both domestic and commercial banking operating in Scotland. Read more

Law and Practice of Receivership

The third edition of this highly regarded practitioner text has been fully updated to take account of the Insolvency Act 2001 and developments in case law and practice. This practical text is written by leading practitioners in the field of insolvency who combine academic research with great practical knowledge giving the reader clear guidance on problems likely to arise in practice. Material on the rescue culture ensures that the realities... Read more

The Scots Law of Succession

Scots Law of Succession offers a straightforward approach to this often confusing area of law. As well as providing a clear yet comprehensive exposition of the law, the text provides a commentary on the background and possible difficulties of interpretation of the rules of succession. Examples and illustrations are provided where appropriate and succession is placed in its broader context of property law, family law and trusts. This edition takes... Read more

Crofting Law

This immensely practical book is an essential tool for everyone who works with or advises crofters or landlords on their respective rights and duties under the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993. Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume VI

This volume examines the nineteenth century. The modern form of many institutions, doctrines, principles and practices was shaped during the nineteenth century, and here Professor Walker traces and analyses the emergence and development of what is in many respects the modern law. Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume IV

Professor Walker’s Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the... Read more

Agricultural Law in Scotland

This authoritative text details the steps to be taken in an agricultural tenancy from its inception, through succession to the tenancy, to termination. Potential pitfalls are identified and practical advice on how to avoid them is offered. Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume V

Professor Walker’s Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the... Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume II

Professor Walker’s Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the... Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume III

Professor Walker’s Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the... Read more

Legal History of Scotland Volume I

Professor Walker’s Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the... Read more

The Abolition of Feudal Tenure in Scotland

Abolition of the feudal system is the most important single change to have occurred in land law in Scotland. Part 4 of the Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Sc) Act 2000, which deals with saving feudal burdens, came into force at the end of 2003, and the Act will be fully in force in November 2004. Practitioners need to grapple with the complex legislative provisions reforming Scottish property law and this... Read more

Scottish Planning Law

Scottish Planning Law is a comprehensive and accessible guide to a constantly changing and complex field. The clear, well -structured style and practical approach of previous editions have been retained and enhanced while taking account many significant developments in recent planning law. Written by a team of authors with expertise and experience, this edition encompasses the reforms in planning law and practice in Scotland introduced primarily by the Planning etc... Read more

Scottish Roads Law

Scottish Roads Law, 2nd edition is a unique source of reference which brings together all the legislation and case law of this important area of Scots law. This practical and accessible text provides a straightforward guide to the operation of roads law tackling many of the roads issues that arise in development control or management including road construction consent and traffic regulation orders. Fully updated, this edition provides essential coverage... Read more

Commercial Leases

Scots Law. This text provides a practical guide to occupational leases for commercial property. Following the chronology of a transaction, Cockburn discusses clauses which regularly occur in commercial leases, highlighting the points each side needs to insist upon in negotiations and providing optional revisals for those acting for tenants. In an area of law where careful drafting is essential, this concise and informative handbook offers a unique practical viewpoint, outlining... Read more

Scottish Law of Leases

The comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the Scots law of landlord and tenant Scottish Law of Leases, written in a clear and readable style, covers residential, commercial and agricultural leases and provides guidance on a wide range of topics including local authority tenancies, crofts, the Agricultural Holdings Acts and valuations of market rent. The new edition: Takes full account of the many recent legislative changes including the Land Registration (Scotland) Act... Read more

Personal Injury Damages in Scotland

This work presents a commentary on the Scots law of damages for personal injuries. Source material is provided. Part I Remedies: Lump sum awards – final decrees for damages, orders for interim payments of damages; consent orders for periodical payments; provisional damages for personal injuries – awards of provisional damages, further awards of damages; interest on damages. Part II Heads of claim for personal injuries: solatium; loss of earnings and... Read more

Court of Session Practice

Court of Session Practice is a “must have” for all practitioners dealing with the Court of Session. This major looseleaf text provides essential, up-to-date guidance on the changing rules and procedures of the Court of Session – in a single, up-to-date source. Written by practitioners with expert knowledge of how the Court works on a daily basis, this is an indispensable source of reference for all judges, advocates, solicitor advocates,... Read more