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Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school?

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Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school? At the end of last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child answered this question with an unequivocal yes. The background to the Committee’s comments lies in our law on ‘religious observance’. All state- funded schools in Scotland,… 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

Scots Law at the Association for Law, Property and Society Conference 2016

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I am delighted to announce that there will be two panels on Scots law at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Association for Law, Property and Society (ALPS) between 20-21 May 2016. ALPS is a scholarly society seeking to encourage dialogue across and among people in many disciplines that are interested in property law, policy, and… Continue reading

Does Scotland’s land reform debate need the Scottish Law Commission’s input?

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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

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: Land Reform Round Table Change of Date

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The final meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots law will take place on Monday 7 December at 3.30pm We will be having a Land Reform Round Table, focussing in particular on the contrasts between the law reform model followed in the land reform process and law reform led by the Scottish Law Commission. Discussion… 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

Publicity and Privacy in Land Reform in Scotland

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This blog post was co-written by Anna Berlee, LLM (Maastricht University) & Dr Jill Robbie (Glasgow University). Anna Berlee, LLM is a PhD Candidate at Maastricht University writing on Access to Land Registration Information. The comparative study looks at publicity and privacy as governed in Dutch, English & Welsh, and German law. She will be a… Continue reading

Response to the Scottish Parliament Call for Evidence on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

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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