Newsletter Summer 2016

Recent notable publications include the 4th edition of Planning. A thorough update and revision has gone into this latest edition, resulting in the most practical and complete analysis of planning law in Scotland.  Also the 2nd edition of The Enforcement of Heritable Securities and  Keating on Construction Contracts (10ed) which includes up-to-date guidance on key case decisions, full coverage of Supreme Court cases and expanded coverage of procurement including the effect of the Jackson reforms. 

Other recent publications are:

  • Rook and Ward: Sexual Offences, which provides guidance on the law relating to sexual offences as it applies in England and Wales, but may well be of interest to Scots practitioners.

   The Scottish Independence Referendum: Constitutional and Political Implications

The keenly anticipated 2nd edition of Education Law in Scotland has just been published. This edition has been brought up to date with nine new Acts of the Scottish Parliament and a new chapter on the law relating to teachers. Please note that the price has increased to £125.00 (not £95 as listed in the Avizandum Spring catalogue).

Other publications expected in July include:

  • Commercial Awareness for Lawyers, covering specific business skills required to be a lawyer and will assist trainees and junior solicitors on practical points of legal business to develop greater commercial understanding;


At the end of summer (as per the calendar if not the weather!), we can look forward to:

For those with time off during the summer months, our ‘leisure/holiday reading’ shelf and second hand section provide a selection of interesting items.  Browsers are very welcome.  For example Intolerance: Divided Societies on Trial, an exploration of issues from interesting times, including the Salem witch hunts and the great fire of London, or, The Trial of Dr Pritchard, printed in 1906 as part of the Notable Scottish Trials series (please phone, visit or email the shop for information on second hand items).  On a lighter note The Queen’s Counsel Official Lawyer’s Handbook is a collection of satirical cartoons previously appearing in The Times.

We also have a large number of Stair Society publications in stock if you have been searching for certain titles to complete your own set, or perhaps would like to start collecting these.  Please feel free to pop into the shop or get in touch with us by email or telephone.