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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

Consultation on the Draft Simple Procedure Rules

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At present, the small claims and summary cause procedures are intended to provide a quicker and less complicated means to resolve low-value (less than £3,000 and £5,000 respectively) claims. These procedures are intended to be accessible to litigants without solicitors and the amount of expenses recoverable from the successful litigant’s opponent is capped. While the… Continue reading

GFSL: The Process of Law Reform in Criminal Evidence and Procedure

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The next meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law will take place at on Wednesday 24 February at 3.30pm The Process of Law Reform in Criminal Evidence and Procedure Professors James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick will discuss the various law reform projects that have taken place relating to Scottish evidence law and procedure, from the… 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