Newsletter Winter 2017-2018

After a not particularly warm summer the autumn leaves are carpeting the ground and thoughts turn to hot chestnuts and Christmas. We are also looking forward to a few chestnuts in the form of books planned for publication before the end of the year.

Lord Hope of Craighead has completed the first in his series of diaries Senior Counsel 1978-1986. Lord Hope’s Diaries is the title of a series of books which will cover the whole of his career at the Scottish Bar and as a Judge in Edinburgh and then in London.

To celebrate the retirement of Professor George Gretton as Lord President Reid Professor of Law and to acknowledge his contribution to legal scholarship in Scotland and beyond over the last 40 years his friends and colleagues have come together to produce Nothing So Practical As a Good Theory: Festschrift for George L Gretton.

Also due to publish by the end of December are:

Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Greens Annotated Acts) This annotated version of the Act gathers expert views from Sheriff Kearney and a team editors to provide an explanatory guide to the individual provisions of the Act.

Bankruptcy Publishing under the auspices of the Scottish Universities Law Institute and written by Donna McKenzie Skene this new text takes the place of the classic work of McBryde on Bankruptcy.

A new edition of Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Greens Annotated Acts) (2ed) with annotations by RA Franks.

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Scotland (2ed) is an adaptation of the highly regarded Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts – a Modern Approach by James Kessler QC, first published for English law in 1992. This edition is designed specifically for drafting Scottish trusts and is co-written by William Grant WS.

Not to forget the now hardy perennials from Bloomsbury Inheritance Tax in Scotland, Trusts and Estates in Scotland, Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Gains Tax, VAT.

From the other side of the border there are a number of interesting books which are listed below under Forthcoming and Just Published UK and EU Law. Of particular interest to our Scottish readers is Wilkinson's Road Traffic Offences (28ed) which is up-to-date to 1 August 2017.