NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2014

Welcome to all students of Scots law!

Throughout September and October we offer students a discount of 5% on all purchases with a value of £50 or more.

This week is the last chance to win a voucher to spend in Avizandum! To qualify all you need to do is come in person into Avizandum Bookshop and buy one book. The lucky winner receives £50 to spend in the shop. The final draw takes place on Friday 3 October 2014.

Avizandum Law Bookshop stocks all texts required for law courses across Scotland. Our sister company, Avizandum Publishing, publishes the only series of statute books for students of Scots law. The volumes cover Family Law; Property, Trusts and Succession; Commercial and Consumer Law; Obligations; and International Private Law. Avizandum Statutes are designed for use in exams as they contain no annotations.

Now that the university terms have started the shop is open again on Saturdays from 10.00 to 13.00. We look forward to seeing you!

The new editions of the annual professional titles are now all available from the shop: Solicitors Professional Handbook 2014 (price £45); Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (price £98.94); Greens Sheriff Court Rules 2014-2015 (price £56) and Greens Annotated Rules of the Court of Session 2014-2015 (price £150).

The Scottish Law Directory Fees Supplement 2014 is now available (price £35) and is accompanied by a pamphlet of corrections to the 2014 Directory - probably worth having!

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years is a collection of essays providing a scholarly evaluation of a number of the legislative achievements of Scotland’s devolved parliament in its first decade. Edited by Elaine Sutherland, each chapter examines a discrete area of law and is written by an acknowledged legal expert in that field.

Glasgow School of Law celebrated 300 years of the Regius Chair in Civil Law in 2013. Although the teaching of law at Glasgow goes back much further (to 1451) the Regius Chair itself was founded by Queen Anne in 1713. The first holder of the Chair, William Forbes, took up his post in 1714. Ross Anderson has edited a collection of essays to commemorate the anniversary. Published by Avizandum Publishing under the title Glasgow Tercentenary Essays it contains contributions from, among others, Lord Reed and the current holder of the Regius Chair, James Chalmers.

The late Peter Birks was internationally respected as a scholar of Roman Law. After his death a series of lectures he had written as an introductory course on Roman Law was discovered and has now been published for the first time. The lectures present a clear conceptual map of the Roman law of obligations and are an invaluable introduction to Roman private law for those coming to the subject for the first time. The Roman Law of Obligations is an OUP title.

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. If you would like to know more, please contact Mary Jane Bennett at the shop.

Greens have reduced the prices of some of their titles and we have listed them separately so they are easy to find. On the Home page click on the button on the left: W Green - price reductions.