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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

The Scottish Children’s Hearings System in Action

This unique book makes explicit what those involved with the children’s hearings system really need to know to achieve their aims. It comprises two case histories – one of the “alleged offences by the child” type and the other a “care and protection” one, reflecting the dual nature of the Scottish system. Each case is traced from the outset through the hearings procedures, into the sheriff court and final disposal... 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

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

Insolvency Law in Scotland

This book brings together for the first time in context the law on bankruptcy and company insolvency in Scotland and provides a concise treatment of this complex subject. Read more

Countryside Law in Scotland

Considerable attention is being focused on the way in which Scotland’s countryside law is used and managed. This is an essential purchase for all those involved in this area of law. Read more

The Law of Arbitration in Scotland

A comprehensive account of the law of arbitration in Scotland. This book describes in considerable detail contemporary law and practice – especially in the conduct of arbitration proceedings. Practising lawyers, professional arbiters, students and business people who resort to arbitration in Scotland will find this book essential. 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

The State of Scots Law

Constitutional and political changes have produced a fundamental challenge to the ideas and institutions of Scots law.  Written by leading academics from Scotland’s universities, all those with an interest in Scots law are provided with a valuable point of reference in this debate. Read more

Judicial Review in Scotland

“The author conveys his considerable knowledge in a manner which is both practical and pedagogical: he appears to want to illuminate and this he does” SCOLAG 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

Pollution Control: The Law in Scotland

‘.. it is a very readable text and it contains a considerable amount of practical information which , in addition to the exposition of the legal position will make it invaluable as a working manual ..’ Journal of Environmental Law Read more

Scots Public Law

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Finding the Law

Everyone involved with the law needs to obtain information which is authoritative, complete and up to date, as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. This practical guide shows you how. Read more

The Law and Practice of Diligence

This is a comprehensive treatment of the current law of diligence. The emphasis of the book is at a practical level, making it an essential work of reference for all practitioners Read more

Delictual Damages

Written in a clear, concise style, this is a lucid guide to the substantive law of damages. 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

Sport and the Law

This book examines the many areas where sport and law meet, and is the first book to look at these matters primarily from a Scots perspective, although it also provides additional legal citation for lawyers in England and abroad. Written by leading academics and many of Scotland’s best known sports lawyers, coverage includes the running of a sports club, judicial review, the use of drugs in sport and, negotiation of... 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

Scots Commercial Law

This comprehensive student guide covers the subjects taught in commercial law courses including sale and supply of goods, insurance, banking and negotiable instruments, cautionary obligations and bankruptcy. Read more

The Law and Practice of Diligence

The Law and Practice of Diligence, 2nd edition is a comprehensive treatment of the current law of diligence. The emphasis of the book is at a practical level, making it an essential work of reference for all practitioners. This highly regarded work is a comprehensive treatment of the current law of diligence and takes full account of the impact of the Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland) Act 2007. Written by a... Read more

Local Government Law in Scotland, 2nd edition

Scots Law Local Government Law in Scotland: An Introduction is essential reading for anyone with an involvement or interest in Local Government in Scotland. Coverage of this important text includes the structure and functions of local government as well as the legal relationship between local government and the Scottish Parliament. The second edition of this popular text takes account of the new electoral system for local government which was used... Read more

Commercial Leases

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 potential pitfalls... Read more

Oil and Gas Law in the UK

The UK Oil and Gas industry has evolved at unprecedented speed over the past four decades. It has attracted a great deal of attention from a range of industry players and regulators throughout the world. This is largely because the petroleum industry brings together the most powerful public and private actors in the form of states and trans-national corporations. Oil and Gas Law provides a comprehensive overview of the central... 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

Charity Law, Accounting and Taxation in Scotland

Charity Law, Accounting and Taxation in Scotland (originally titled: Charity Law in Scotland) offers an accessible, intelligent and comprehensive account of the wide-reaching changes in Scottish charity law in recent years. Changes covered include: Implementation of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and regulations; The formation of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) which has responsibility for charity status and maintains the Scottish Charity Register. This... Read more

Mental Health, Incapacity and the Law in Scotland

This highly regarded book is a comprehensive and up to date guide to mental health law in Scotland. Every aspect of mental health law is explained, including tribunal procedure, procedures for adults with incapacity, community care, patients’ rights and legal remedies for when things go wrong. Mental health and incapacity law affect not just those subject to compulsory orders, but everyone with a mental health problem, dementia or a learning... Read more

Wheatley’s Road Traffic Law in Scotland

Wheatley’s Road Traffic Law in Scotland is a highly regarded source of reference for all those involved in the detection and prosecution of road traffic offences with all the relevant law and authority presented in a clear and accessible style. The fifth edition of this authoritative text has been updated to reflect the many legislative changes brought into force in the past seven years by the Road Safety Act 2006... Read more

The Law of Banking in Scotland

The Law of Banking in Scotland is a comprehensive guide providing an in-depth analysis of all matters relevant to bankers in both domestic and commercial banking operating in Scotland. Over recent years there has been an ever increased amount of litigation relating to banking matters. The third edition of this important text is fully updated throughout and analyses key matters affecting modern banking law including regulatory matters. Contents: Chapter 1... 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 Calculation of damages Coverage... 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

Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland

Walker and Walker: The Law of Evidence in Scotland gives a comprehensive and detailed examination of the law of evidence in the broadest of civil and criminal contexts. The emphasis is upon rigorous examination of the issues affecting all who work with the law of evidence whether in court, chamber practice or legal education. This classic text has been updated throughout and due attention is given to changes in the... 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

Conveyancing Practice in Scotland

The new seventh edition of this title reflects the changes to land registration procedure, electronic signatures and case law and also includes coverage of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) and the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012. Written by practising lawyers with many years of transactional experience, this indispensable guide is essential reading for residential and commercial property lawyers of all levels. 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

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

Wheatley’s Road Traffic Law in Scotland 6ed

Wheatley’s Road Traffic Law in Scotland is a highly regarded source of reference for all those involved in the detection and prosecution of road traffic offences with all the relevant law and authority presented in a clear and accessible style. The sixth edition of this authoritative text has been updated to reflect the many legislative changes brought into force since the Road Safety Act 2006. This edition updates case law... Read more

Scotland’s Constitution: Law and Practice

Scotland’s Constitution: Law and Practice 4th edition is a clear, comprehensive account of Scottish 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 and at Holyrood,... Read more

Employment Law in Scotland

Employment Law in Scotland brings together in a single comprehensive guide all the areas of employment and labour law relevant to the parties involved in the employment relationship in Scotland. Each area of employment is considered in depth and includes references to relevant primary and secondary research materials in the UK and further afield. The differences between Scottish employment law and the rest of the UK are considered including differences... Read more