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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

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

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

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Dr Jill Robbie’s written submission

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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