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Scottish Legal System

Author: Clark Bryan Keegan Gerard

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748698485

Category: Law

Page: 145

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Whether youOCOre studying Law in Scotland or looking to convert to Scots law, this invaluable guide will quickly equip you with all the basics of the Scottish legal system. Fully updated for the third edition, it is the ideal textbook for busy law students and revising for those all-important exams. Summary sections of Essentials Facts and Essential Cases will help you to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject."e;

The Scottish Legal System

Author: Ian Douglas Willock,Robin M. White,Hector L. MacQueen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781847667045

Category: Law

Page: 462

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A course on the Scottish legal system is a compulsory part of undergraduate degrees in Scots Law. The Scottish Legal System sets out to present the legal system and law of Scotland as a unique and constantly changing human enterprise and places the Scottish legal system in its broader political and social contexts. As well as case law on devolution and human rights issues in Scotland, this new fifth edition also covers: The Treaty of Lisbon 2007 as it came into force in 2009; The Scotland Act 2012; The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007; The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010; The Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010; Reference is also made to further possible reforms to the system in the future resulting from the Gill Review of Civil Justice. This text is an invaluable introduction for students and anyone with an interest in the Scottish legal system.

The Legal System of Scotland

Author: Derek Manson-Smith

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780114973476

Category: Law

Page: 102

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Scots law and the legal institutions of Scotland are markedly different to that in the rest of the UK, determined by its own distinctive history and its relationship with other legal systems. Written in plain English for non-lawyers, this publication examines the Scottish legal system post-devolution, covering a range of topics including: the origins and sources of Scots law; the judicial system; civil courts and civil judicial procedure; alternative dispute resolution; tribunals; criminal courts and the criminal justice system; legal personnel including judges and sheriffs, public prosecutors and the legal profession; the administration of the Scottish legal system; judicial review; legal aid and other sources of assistance; protection of the public.

The Scottish legal system

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The Legal System of Scotland

Cases and Materials

Author: Alan Paterson,T. St. J. N. Bates,Mark Poustie

Publisher: W. Green & Son

ISBN: 9780414012738

Category: Courts

Page: 483

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This is an introduction to the legal system of Scotland, providing a comprehensive and readable arrangement of cases, statutes and excerpts from books and articles. It includes: the legal profession; the judiciary; courts and tribunals; jurisdiction; legal aid; and the European dimension.

Scottish Legal System Essentials

Author: Bryan Clark,Gerard Keegan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1845861345

Category: Law

Page: 144

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Whether you're studying Scots law, comparative law, law in Europe or looking to convert to Scots law, this invaluable guide will quickly equip you with all the basics of the Scottish legal system. Fully updated for the third edition, it is the ideal textbook for busy law students and revising for those all-important exams. Summary sections of Essentials Facts and Essential Cases will help you to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.

Scottish Legal System

Author: Robert S. Shiels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780414032552

Category: Law

Page: 138

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The authoritative text on banking litigation containing an essential collection of materials by leading practitioners. An insightful and analytical approach to key topics including lending and security, payment, conflicts of law, and regulatory and procedural issues.

The Scottish Political System

Author: James G. Kellas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521368643

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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First published in 1973, Professor Kellas's account of Scottish government and politics has long been recognised as the standard textbook in the field. Its scope includes a definition of the Scottish political system, and critical descriptions of Scottish administration (central and local), parliamentary activity, parties, electoral behaviour, and pressure groups. Scottish nationalism is given a wider interpretation than usual, covering not only the support for the Scottish National Party, but the manifestations of national feeling in Scottish life generally. The General Election of 1987 provided further evidence of the distinctive character of politics in Scotland, with the Conservative Party reduced to ten MPs, barely sufficient to fill the existing Scottish ministerial posts. In a new postscript Professor Kellas looks at the principal political developments of the period since 1983, and examines the political and constitutional implications of the current imbalance of forces as between Westminster and Scotland.

Legal History of Scotland

Author: David M. Walker,Bloomsbury Professional Bloomsbury Professional

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781845927257

Category: Law

Page: 794

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"Professor Walker's Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the influences of other legal systems, the courts and procedure, the lawyers, the roles of Parliament and the Privy Council, and to public, criminal and private law, both substantive and procedural.The second volume is a narrative account examining and describing the law of Scotland as it evolved in the late Medieval period from 1286 to 1488. The events covered include attempts to develop a central superior court, the development of Sheriff, Baron and Regality Courts and the law of the Church and the burghs."

Studying Scots Law

Author: Megan Dewart,Hector MacQueen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781784513399

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Page: 256

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Studying Scots Law provides a highly readable account of the educational and training requirements for entry into the Scottish legal profession and provides essential information on law courses throughout Scotland as well as giving useful advice on study skills. Studying Scots Law provides law students with an invaluable source of reference throughout their studies. Contents includes: The Scottish Legal System - the law in Scotland; The Scottish Legal Profession; Entering the Profession - Courses; The university stage; Alternatives to the law degree; The Diploma in Legal Practice; Professional Training; Continuing legal education; Studying; Lectures, tutorials and seminars; Private study; Researching the law; Essays and examinations; Homily and epilogue; Appendices.

MacCormick's Scotland

Author: Neil Walker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748643818

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 1984

This book analyses in depth the distinctively Scottish themes in the work of Sir Neil MacCormick, the world-renowned legal philosopher and prominent Scottish public intellectual who died in 2009 after holding the Regius Chair in Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at Edinburgh University for 36 years. MacCormick's work, and works about MacCormick, attract both a domestic and an international audience. Readers will gain an understanding of how MacCormick's Scottish roots, interests and commitments coloured his work - both his distinctively Scottish writings and the overall intellectual outlook that informed his broader legal and philosophical writings.The book provides a well rounded appreciation of the Scottish dimension in MacCormick's thinking and writing. It focuses on a number of prominent Scottish themes in MacCormick's work and life and is structured around four key themes: 1) the nature and identity of a legal system; 2) sovereignty, European integration and Scottish independence; 3) the legacy of the legal and political thought of the Scottish enlightenment; and 4) the role of the academic in the Scottish public sphere.

The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs

Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Author: Joanna Kopaczyk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This book offers an innovative, corpus-driven approach to historical legal discourse. It is the first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing on a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts. The book's focus is on legal language in Scotland, where law--with its own nomenclature and its own repertoire of discourse features--was shaped and marked by the concomitant standardizing of the vernacular language, Scots, a sister language to the English of the day. Joanna Kopaczyk's study is based on a unique combination of two methodological frameworks: a rigorous corpus-driven data analysis and a pragmaphilological, context-sensitive qualitative interpretation of the findings. Providing the reader with a rich socio-historical background of legal discourse in medieval and early modern Scottish burghs, Kopaczyk traces the links between orality, community, and law, which are reflected in discourse features and linguistic standardization of legal and administrative texts. In this context, the book also revisits important ingredients of legal language, such as binomials or performatives. Kopaczyk's study is grounded in the functional approach to language and pays particular attention to referential, interpersonal, and textual functions of lexical bundles in the texts. It also establishes a connection between the structure and function of the recurrent patterns, and paves the way for the employment of new methodologies in historical discourse analysis.

Studying Scots Law

Author: Hector L. MacQueen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780431023

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 7068

Studying Scots Law provides a highly readable account of the educational and training requirements for entry into the Scottish legal profession and provides essential information on law courses throughout Scotland as well as giving useful advice on study skills. Studying Scots Law provides law students with an invaluable source of reference throughout their studies. Contents includes: The Scottish Legal System - the law in Scotland; The Scottish Legal Profession; Entering the Profession - Courses; The university stage; Alternatives to the law degree; The Diploma in Legal Practice; Professional Training; Continuing legal education; Studying; Lectures, tutorials and seminars; Private study; Researching the law; Essays and examinations; Homily and epilogue; Appendices.

New Perspectives in Scottish Legal History

New Per Scot Legal His

Author: A. K. R Kiralfy,Hector L MacQueen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317949161

Category: History

Page: 124

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First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Scots Law

An Introduction to Scots Law, Procedure and Legal Skills

Author: Christina Ashton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780414018457

Category: Law

Page: 796

View: 5754

An accessible, comprehensive and concise introductory legal text for students studying Scots law or law as part of another course. It covers a range of topics taught on BA Law and Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Legal Services qualifications.

The Scottish Political System Since Devolution

From New Politics to the New Scottish Government

Author: Paul Cairney

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 184540338X

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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This book presents a narrative of Scottish politics since devolution in 1999. It compares eight years of coalition government under Scottish Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats with four years of Scottish National Party minority government. It outlines the relative effect of each government on Scottish politics and public policy in various contexts, including: high expectations for ‘new politics’ that were never fully realised; the influence of, and reactions from, the media and public; the role of political parties; the Scottish Government’s relations with the UK Government, EU institutions, local government, quasi-governmental and non-governmental actors; and, the finance available to fund policy initiatives. It then considers how far Scotland has travelled on the road to constitutional change, comparing the original devolved framework with calls for independence or a new devolution settlement. The book draws heavily on information produced since 1999 by the Scottish Devolution Monitoring project (which forms one part of the devolution monitoring project led by the Constitution Unit, UCL) and is supplemented by new research on public policy, minority government, intergovernmental relations and constitutional change.

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