Avizandum Publishing have been busy preparing a number of new books for this year, so watch this space for some exciting announcements! April saw the publication of Conveyancing 2014, the latest in a now well-established series of annual updates.

This has been followed by an entirely new title: The Nobile Officium, by Stephen Thomson. This book is the first work on an ancient but elusive legal concept. Placing it in its historical and conceptual context, the book explores the development and application of the Nobile Officium in a diverse range of areas. The picture on the cover is taken from ‘The High Court of Justiciary’, painted in 1903 by H. Jamyn Brooks. The Faculty of Advocates have kindly allowed it to be reproduced. The next time you pass through Parliament House, we strongly recommend stopping outside Court 9, where the original painting can be viewed in its full glory!

W Green are adding two new titles to their Annotated Acts series. Firstly, the hotly-anticipated Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 (2ed) arrived in April. This book covers recent amendments to the 1995 Act, particularly in relation to electronic conveyancing. Next, Prescription and Limitation of Actions (7ed). 13 years have passed since the 6th edition was published, and the text is now fully updated to take account of important amending legislation including the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 and the Arbitration Act 2010.

For the academic lawyer, there are two titles of note. Professor Robert Rennie has been one of the most influential voices in Scots private law over the past thirty years. Highly respected as both an academic and a practitioner, his contribution to the development of property law and practice has been substantial and unique. Essays in Conveyancing and Property Law in Honour of Professor Robert Rennie celebrates his retirement from the Chair of Conveyancing at the University of Glasgow in 2014 with a selection of essays written by his peers and colleagues from the judiciary, academia and legal practice.

Secondly, Edinburgh University Press have published Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist. Andreas Rahmatian explains Kames’ conceptions of legal philosophy, including black-letter law, legal science, legal theory, legal sociology and anthropology in its early stages, setting them in the context of the Scottish Enlightenment.


Lastly, we would be remiss not to mention the Scottish Law Directory 2015 (White Book)! This year’s edition is in stock at £97.00.

You can explore the sections below for more information about recently published or forthcoming titles. As always, we are happy to accept advance orders for forthcoming titles, and offer free delivery within the UK.