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Lay Representation in the Scottish Civil Courts

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Halle Turner presented to the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law on 28 September. The following is a summary of the argument that she put forward at her seminar ‘Lay Representation in the Scottish Civil Courts’. You can view the full presentation on the GFSL Youtube channel. Traditionally rights of audience in the Scottish courts have been strictly reserved to… Continue reading

GFSL: Principles in Practice – 30 years of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985”

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At the next meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law, Professor Jane Mair will speak on “Principles in Practice – 30 years of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985” The Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985: “a very good piece of legislation” This quote is typical of the views to emerge from interviews with solicitors,… Continue reading

ParkingEye Ltd & Cavendish Square Holdings BV [2015] UKSC 67: Does the Penalty Clauses (Scotland) Bill 2010 need further reevaluation?

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Mr. Bobby Lindsay, a doctoral candidate at the School of Law, provided an analysis of the recent UK Supreme Court decisions in Cavendish & ParkingEye to the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law. Starting off the discussion, Bobby noted that the locus classicus on penalty clauses was generally taken to be the speech of Viscount Dunedin… Continue reading

GFSL: A legitimately interesting decision?

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    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

Scots law into the twenty-first century: Reforming third party rights in contract

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    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

GFSL: Reforming 3rd Party Rights in Contract

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    We are very excited to welcome Professor Hector MacQueen to give the next paper at the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law. Title: “Scots law into the twenty-first century: Reforming third party rights in contract” Time: 3.30pm, 18 November 2015 Location: Room 134, Main Building, University of Glasgow (entrance via Thomson (Anatomy) Building Car Park)… Continue reading

Next Meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law: Eric Descheemaeker on Defamation

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The next meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law will take place on 21 October 2015 at 3.30pm in Room 134 of the Main Building, University of Glasgow (access via the Thompson (Anatomy) Building’s car park). Our speaker is Eric Descheemaeker, Reader in Private Law at the University of Edinburgh. Here is an abstract of Eric’s talk: Reforming the… Continue reading

Glasgow Forum for Scots Law

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The first meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law will take place on Wednesday 23 September at 3.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Speaker: Dr Shona Wilson Stark, College Lecturer and Fellow in Law, Christ’s College, Cambridge Topic: “To take and keep under review all the law: the Law Commissions’ exercise of discretion” Abstract:… Continue reading