The next meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots law will take place on Wednesday, 13 January at 3.30pm. In November of last year, the Supreme Court gave its judgment(s) on penalty clauses in two co-joined appeals, ParkingEye Limited v Beavis and Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi. Now that the dust has… Continue reading
Glasgow Forum for Scots Law: Roundtable Discussion on Land Reform Written by Obiora Godwin Ezike What better way to end the year than a discussion on land reform in Scotland! The Glasgow Forum for Scots Law on 7th December organized a Land Reform Round Table. The discussion focused on whether the Scottish Law Commission should have been involved in… Continue reading
Written by: Obiora Godwin Ezike On 18 November, 2015, the Glasgow Scots Law Forum welcomed Prof Hector MacQueen to discuss the ongoing project of the Scottish Law Commission to reform third-party rights in contract. The forum afforded participants the privilege of being the first group, outside the fall walls of the Commission, to see… Continue reading
Dr John MacLeod, School of Law, University of Glasgow, 14 August 2015 Introduction My comments are restricted to Parts 1-5 of the bill. There is much to commend the central aims of the bill: creation of a land commission and tenant farming commissioner and the opportunity given to communities to acquire land for sustainable development… Continue reading
The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 22 June 2015. The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee had a call for evidence on the Bill which closes 14 August 2015. Below is my response to this call. General Comments The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (“the Bill”) is a part… Continue reading
This year the Law Commissions celebrate their 50th anniversaries. Their impact on Scots Law has been profound, particularly since the advent of the Scottish Parliament: Commission projects have led to reform of the law of legal writings, sexual offences, diligence, bankruptcy, insurance, land registration and title conditions and to the abolition of the feudal system… Continue reading
Halle Turner recently spoke to Policy Scotland about her research into unrepresented litigants in Scottish civil courts. (The good news is that Halle is now developing her initial LLM by Research thesis into a PhD thesis).