Newsletter Summer

Summer is here and the year ahead is full of things to look forward to.

The UK Supreme Court sat in Edinburgh in June - the first time that the UK's highest court has sat outside London. Several appeals were heard, with at least five of the Supreme Court Justices sitting over the course of the visit. The Court sat in the City Chambers, home of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Some notable publications are:

In July we had:

Gloag and Henderson: The Law of Scotland 14th ed First published in 1927 Gloag and Henderson is quite simply THE work of reference on the law of Scotland. It is unique in providing the complete Scots private law library in one volume, with no other single legal title in Scotland offering the same kind of coverage.

In August we are expecting Land and Property Development In Scotland: Law and Practice Anyone embarking on property development transactions needs to be aware of very difficult and dangerous issues involving options, property contracts, overage (top-up payments) and clawback (payment triggered by change of use etc.) and aspects of planning law.

 Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 In the ten years since the author’s’ first edition of their annotated version of The Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, there has been extensive change in the area of charity law in Scotland. The Act has been amended significantly and the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has filled out the bare bones of the legislation with a formidable corpus of decisions and guidance. This title is currently scheduled for publication in August.

Due in September is Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Greens Annotated Acts) and is completely up-to-date, including the substantial amendments effected by the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Modification of Primary Legislation) Order 2013 and Part 16 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Out already we have Macdonald's Immigration Law and Practice 9th ed: 1st Supplements. The First Supplements to each of the two volumes of the 9th edition take into account significant changes to immigration, nationality and EU free movement law, practice and procedure introduced by the Immigration Act 2014, changes introduced by the 2016 Immigration Act, the Immigration Rules including the extension of the administrative review procedure and the appeals regime.