Newsletter Winter 2016/17

2017 has started with a great selection of goodies for the discerning lawyer. Whether books, mugs, cards or prints we have something for everyone.

Top of the book list was the long-awaited 4th edition of Lord Gill’s Agricultural Tenancies in Scotland. The new edition is published as a two-volume set. Volume 1 contains commentary and Volume 2 includes up-to-date case law and legislation.

Next came the new 4th edition of Volume 2 of Sir Gerald Gordon’s Criminal Law of Scotland. This volume, which covers specific crimes, has been completely updated and now includes the new offences of human trafficking, offensive behaviour at football, and threatening communications.

In mid-February we received copies of the definitive guide to Land Registration, from Professors Reid and Gretton who were responsible for designing the new system. The book provides a detailed and authoritative guide to the new law as set out in the 2012 Act and in the numerous statutory instruments.

And also a brand new book on Crofting Law, the first for nearly 20 years, is promised before the end of March. Recent developments include the renaming and reorganisation of the Crofters Commission; the introduction of a registration system for crofts, common grazings and land held runrig in them; and provision for decrofting by owner-occupier crofters.

A new collection of law reports and articles from the UK Supreme Court was added to by the publication of The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7, 2016.

There are a number of new editions in the forthcoming list, especially:

For a more comprehensive list of forthcoming books please click on the relevant categories below.