Congratulations to the winner of the final Avizandum prize draw who receives a voucher for £50 to spend in the shop.

Students can still take advantage of a discount of 5% on all purchases with a value of £50 or more. This offer ends on 31 October.

Hard to believe that it's October already when the weather has been so summery for weeks - long may it continue! Now that the university and court terms are well under way make sure you have the new editions you need. Avizandum Bookshop stocks all the professional annual titles including the sheriff court and Court of Session rules, the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Scottish Law Directory.

New Scots law books out this month include a new edition of Charles Hennessy's Civil Procedure and Practice which has been significantly updated to correspond to the Diploma in Legal Practice (PEAT 1) and is possibly the last to deal with the 'old regime' of court rules before the reforms take effect.

The second edition of Scots Criminal Law: A Critical Analysis by Pamela Ferguson is also due this month. Now published by Edinburgh University Press, the new edition uses the new definitions of murder and breach of the peace, and takes into account key statutory developments including the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010.

A new title from Avizandum Publishing: Scots Commercial Law is an up-to-date text for students of commercial and business law in Scotland. The book is a collaborative venture from the Law School at the University of Glasgow, with each chapter being written by an author with particular expertise in that subject matter.

Professor Joe Thomson has written a new edition of his well-established textbook on Family Law in Scotland. The seventh edition covers all recent legislative changes including the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014. Copies are now available in the shop.

The offices of Avizandum Publishing are currently buried under a layer of dust! Over the last two weeks some damp proofing work has been carried out (a hazard of ancient buildings) and the clean-up operation has yet to start. However, we hope to be back in the premises very shortly. Anyone wishing to contact the publishing company can do so via the shop or by email as usual.

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!