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Crofting Law
Flyn, D
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

Crofting law has recently been subject to substantial reforms as part of the Scottish Government’s land reform programme. 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. The authors draw on their experience to provide this accessible and practical guide through the complex web of legislation. This new text is the first to cover the Crofting Reform etc Act 2007, the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, and the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013.

Derek Flyn, Solicitor, is crofting law consultant to Inksters and Keith Graham is the former Principal Clerk to the Scottish Land Court

Notley Scottish Agricultural Law Handbook cover
Notley, S
Avizandum Publishing Ltd
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The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 has radically altered the legislative framework for agricultural tenancies.

The 2003 Act introduces limited duration and short limited duration tenancies and modifies grazing and mowing lets. Other reforms relate to diversification into non-agricultural use, tenants’ rights to buy, compensation for improvements, partnership tenancies, and resolution of disputes.

This is the first commentary on the recent reforms.

It covers:

  • types of agricultural tenancy and their creation
  • rent review
  • diversification
  • tenant’s right to buy
  • termination of tenancies
  • assignation and succession to tenancies
  • waygoing claims and compensation
  • dispute resolution

Scottish Agricultural Law Handbook provides all those involved with agricultural law – solicitors, estate factors, land agents and surveyors – with a practical, accessible and up-todate guide to the complex legislation.
Somerled Notley is a solicitor with many years experience practising in agricultural law.

Parratt Scottish Arbitration Handbook
Parratt, D
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 has placed Scotland at the forefront of modern arbitration law and procedure.

The Act improves the range of options for domestic dispute resolution and has given Scotland the chance to establish itself as a centre for cross-border and international arbitration.

The Scottish Arbitration Handbook is an accessible and practical guide to the new law. It combines annotation of the 2010 Act and the new procedural rules with informed commentary on how the legislation is likely to affect the conduct of arbitration. The authors draw on their experience in practice to address the issues that commonly arise during the arbitration process.

Coverage includes:

  • Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, annotated
  • Scottish Arbitration Rules, annotated
  • new procedural rules contained in the Rules of Court
  • analysis of the non-mandatory rules
  • sample arbitration clauses or agreements

Under the 2010 Act, arbitration in Scotland is a flexible, confidential, speedy and costeffective procedure for the resolution of disputes. The Scottish Arbitration Handbook provides an invaluable source of information and guidance to all those considering arbitration in Scotland.

David R Parratt is a member of both the Scots and the English Bars and has rights of audience in arbitrations before Dubai International Finance Centre. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator and lectures in dispute resolution at the University of Dundee.

Peter Foreman is a non-practising English solicitor and Chief Executive of Traprain Consultants Ltd, which provides advice on dispute resolution methods in an international context, and supports and manages dispute processes in the UK and overseas. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator

Avizandum Statutes on Scots Commercial & Consumer Law (15ed) 2017-2018
MacLeod, J
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

Avizandum Statutes on Scots Commercial and Consumer Law contain the main statutory provisions relating to commercial and consumer law in Scotland. The volume also contains the principal legislation relating to partnerships.

Key contents include:
• Consumer Credit Act 1974
• Sale of Goods Act 1979
• Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987, Parts 1, 1A and 3A
• Insurance Act 2015
• Consumer Rights Act 2015
• Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 2016
The 2017 edition incorporates amendments to partnership legislation relating to the registration of people with significant control and the introduction of the Private Limited Fund Partnership.

Scots Commercial Law
MacNeil, IG
Avizandum Publishing

Scots Commercial Law is a clear and up-to-date text for students of commercial law and business law in Scotland.

The book is a collaborative venture from the Law School at the University of Glasgow, with each chapter being written by an author with particular expertise in that subject matter.

Part I of the book puts the subject in context with chapters on Juristic Persons; General Principles of Contract; General Principles of Property.

Part II covers the main subject areas covered in commercial law courses, including:

· Agency
· Partnership
· Sale of Goods
· Insurance
· Money and Debt
· Payment Obligations
· Cautionary Obligations
· Non-Judicial Real Security
· Diligence
· Bankruptcy
· Corporate Insolvency
· Alternative Dispute Resolution

The book has been written by a team of authors from the Law School at the University of Glasgow, together with Ross Anderson, Advocate, and Lindy Patterson QC.

Avizandum Statutes on Scots Public Law (3ed)
Ghaleigh, NS
Avizandum Publishing Ltd
McHarg and Mullen Public Law in Scotland
McHarg, A
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

The advent of a Scottish Parliament has heightened the distinctiveness of Scots public law and has given rise to a range of new issues.

This is due partly to the fact of devolution itself, but also because it has acted as a catalyst for a range of contingent changes to the governance of Scotland.

Public Law in Scotland, an edited collection of essays, deals in a thematic manner with those aspects of Scots public law which differ significantly from the law of the rest of the UK. It consists of an introduction and 15 substantive essays in three sections:

• Scotland’s constitutional context
• The governance of Scotland
• Controlling public power in Scotland

Contributors are drawn, in the main, from Scotland’s leading law schools and all are recognised experts in their respective fields.
Aileen McHarg is a Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Glasgow and Tom Mullen is Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow.

a collection of consistently high quality ... that reflects well on the authors and editors” PUBLIC LAW

Avizandum Legislation on the Scots Law of Obligations (8ed)
Macgregor, L
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

Avizandum Legislation on the Scots Law of Obligations takes a unitary approach to this difficult and fragmented subject. It contains a wide-ranging selection of materials, including statutes, statutory instruments, EU Directives and Codes, relating to contract, delict and unjustified enrichment, together with provisions which affect the general law on civil liability.

Key contents include:
• Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973
• Sale of Goods Act 1979
• Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995
• Consumer Rights Act 2015
• Unidroit Principles for International Commercial Contracts 2016

Hogg Obligations
Hogg, M
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

This is the first Scots text to take a unitary approach to the law of obligations, and to investigate and explain the interaction of the obligations with each other.

The text applies legal theory to concrete examples, and sets out the issues of liability in a clear and coherent way. By the use of worked examples and analysis of relevant case law, particularly in commercial actions, the law is set in its practical context.

Topics covered include:

  • concurrent liability
  • unilateral promise
  • unjustified enrichment
  • liability for pre-contractual expenditure
  • unjustified sacrifice

Obligations is suitable for students, and also for practitioners who may be faced with complex transactions involving more than one obligational claim or defence.

Martin Hogg is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh

Reid and Gretton Conveyancing 2004
Reid, KGC
Avizandum Publishing Ltd

Conveyancing 2004 assesses the impact of the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 and the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004. It also covers cases on missives of sale; leases; servitudes; real burdens; descriptions; competition of title; and solicitors. There is extended discussion of the scope and value of trust clauses, and styles and commentary are provided on the subject of co-purchase agreements for unmarried couples. Alan Barr describes the important changes to stamp duty land tax made by the Finance Act 2004