NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2014

Some important new books on Scots law will be published by the end of November.

A new edition of MacRoberts on Scottish Construction Contracts has just been published. This 3rd edition has been substantially updated and expanded to take account of the latest Scottish Standard Building Contracts, recent case law and legislation, including the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010. There are new chapters on litigation, competition, the Bribery Act 2010, and guarantees and bonds.

There will be many Edinburgh law graduates who have fond memories of Professor Bill Wilson, the former Lord President Reid Professor of Law and author of Introductory Essays on Scots Law, who died some twenty years ago. One of his last publications was the second edition of Scottish Law of Debt (1991) and Greens have now announced a new, third edition written by Nicholas Grier. The Scottish Law of Debt is a much-needed book, given the far-reaching changes that have taken place in the law of personal and corporate insolvency over recent years.

Greens are bringing out a new volume in their Annotated Acts Series on the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011. Under the leadership of Brian Kearney an author team from varied disciplines provides an explanatory guide to the individual provisions of the Act. The substantial amendments effected by the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Modification of Primary Legislation) Order 2013 and Part 16 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 are included. This will be an essential purchase for all who practise in this area.

We have been asked to sell a selection of Antiquarian Scots law books from the library of a retired sheriff. These include a lovely copy of Durie's Decisions with a frontispiece portrait of Lord Durie. From a different source we also have a beautiful volume of Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis published in 1625. It is bound in leather and the front cover is embossed. Internally it is beautifully laid out, and the text is in Latin and Ancient Greek. If you would like more information on any of these books please contact Mary Jane Bennett at the shop.

Lastly, we have a beautiful run of Scottish Law Review and Sheriff Court Reports for sale. This is a part set running from 1900 to 1963 and, although they may not have much practical relevance for today's lawyer, they would look impressive in a boardroom or reception area! The volumes are bound in mottled paper board with leather spines and gilded bands. Yours for £50.00!