Newsletter Summer 2016

The end of June saw further changes to the Avizandum team.  We helped Alan celebrate his retirement with a decent knees-up and the gift of a red kazoo (corporate colours of course) and welcomed Colin, who arrived at 56A Candlemaker Row on his motorbike with great enthusiasm and a wealth of new ideas.

For the Lawyer in you life, newly qualified, new staff, those moving on, or just for those busy days when you need to smile, we have a great range of legal cards for every occasion.

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, it is essential reading for those involved in construction.

Also the 10th edition Keating on Construction Contracts, 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. Keating on Construction Contracts (10ed)

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

At the end of July, the keenly anticipated 2nd edition of Education Law in Scotland is due to be published. This edition has been brought up to date with the nine Acts of the Scottish Parliament dealing with education since the last edition, other Acts bearing upon the subject, and a new chapter on the law relating to teachers. Please note the price revision (since publication of 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, maybe The Queen’s Counsel Official Lawyer’s Handbook, 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.

Newsletter - All Titles

Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution Practical Approach to Alternative Dispute Resolution (4ed) Blake, S 9780198747666 Pb £39.99 30/06/2016 Oxford University Press
Banking and Finance
Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook Butterworths Securities & Financial Services Law Handbook (17ed) 2016 Sabalot, D 9781474300124 Pb £169.00 30/06/2016 LexisNexis
Practitioner's Guide to the FCA Listing Regime (28ed) 2016-2017 9780414056985 Pb £175.00 30/08/2016 Sweet & Maxwell
Butterworths Insolvency Law Handbook Butterworths Insolvency Law Handbook (18ed): 2016 Davis, G 9781474300025 Pb £135.00 05/08/2016 LexisNexis
Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to the Insolvency Legislation Sealy & Milman: Annotated Guide to the Insolvency Legislation (19ed) 2016 Set Vols 1 & 2 Sealy, L 9780414056923 Pb £326.00 23/07/2016 Sweet & Maxwell
Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts (3ed) Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts (3ed) Levine, M 9781138888944 Hb £305.00 30/06/2016 Informa Law
Construction Law (2ed) Construction Law (2ed) Bailey, J 9781138800427 Hb £465.00 30/07/2016 Informa Law
Keating on Construction Contracts Keating on Construction Contracts (10ed) Ramsay, V 9780414055711 Hb £465.00 30/06/2016 Sweet & Maxwell
Practical Guide to Charity Law in Scotland McNeill, J 9780414032569 Hb £79.00 30/08/2016 W Green & Son
Gee on Commercial Injunctions (6ed) Gee on Commercial Injunctions (6ed) Gee, S 9781847036131 Hb £249.00 30/06/2016 Sweet & Maxwell