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.
This title provides full coverage of the property, trusts and succession parts of the LLB syllabus in Scotland in one convenient volume. The relevant rules of statute and common law are surveyed and frequent examples used, making this a highly practical and accessible text. Key contents include: Personal and real rights, and types of property; Ownership and how it is transferred; Land registration; Possession; Subordinate real rights, including servitudes, real burdens, leases and securities; Proper and improper liferents; Trusts: constitution, administration and termination; Testate succession; Intestate succession; Execution of documents; Human rights; Appendix on the feudal system. Whilst aimed primarily at undergraduates, this important title will also prove a useful source of reference to practitioners seeking an introduction to this area of law.
Scots Law Scots Law of Succession offers a straightforward approach to this often confusing area of law. As well as providing a clear yet comprehensive exposition of the law, the text provides a commentary on the background and possible difficulties of interpretation of the rules of succession. Examples and illustrations are provided where appropriate and succession is placed in its broader context of property law, family law and trusts. This new edition takes into account the new Family Law (Scotland) Bill 2005 and Civil Partnership Act with the addition of new cases and updates to statutory entitlements.
This text analyses child law in the light of international conventions and, in particular, the European Convention on Human Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Well-selected and authoritative, Palgrave Core Statutes provide the key materials needed by students in a format that is clear, compact and very easy to use. They are ideal for use in exams.
Criminal Law Essentials is an invaluable study guide for students.Now in its second edition, it is an invaluable study guide for students. It provides up'to'date, comprehensive and concise coverage of the criminal law in Scotland and is the ideal text for students who come new to the subject and for those preparing for exams. The book takes account of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 and is an excellent resource for those who need to refresh or update their knowledge. Summary sections of Essential Facts and Essential Cases will help students to identify, understand and remember the key elements of the subject.
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
This text provides a clear and coherent introduction to the principles of the Scottish law of contract. It explains the different types of contractual situations and looks at the formation, performance, and enforcement of contracts. The problems of cross-border and international contracts are also discussed. The text is doctrinally based and Scottish cases are used primarily for illustrative purposes. Typical contract clauses and situations are included and explained, and diagrams are used to illustrate complex situations.
This work provides a comprehensive and practical guide to education law, covering the rights and duties of schools and parents.
This best-selling, classic text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Praised by both lecturers and students, Contract Law is compact yet comprehensive, well-written, well-structured, stimulating and engaging. This twelfth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect various developments in the law, and now also includes ‘Hot topic’ discussion boxes in most chapters. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law. Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn. ‘This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law.’ – Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh, UK ‘This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it.’ – Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, UK and author of A Casebook on Contract
This title provides guidance on best practice when drafting trusts and will trusts. It covers all aspects of drafting settlements and will trusts, from first principles and definitions of common terminology to types of trusts and their various uses.
The law is one of the elements of the external business environment that every business has to work within. Those who run businesses may not like the law, but they need to know what it is in order to comply with it, otherwise there can be undesirable consequences, such as fines for breaches of criminal law and damages claims where harm results to the public. Commercial Law in a Global Context is a clear and insightful text which puts Scottish law in a global context. It explains the relevance of Scots law to those whose main specialism is not law, and gives practical advice and straightforward, jargon-free expla�nations of concepts, as well as how to study and write about commercial law. This text explores the place of Scots law in the families of legal systems, and includes two chapters that focus on the legal systems of the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia, which are examples of the two main legal traditions: civil law and common law. A sound knowledge of commercial (or business) law is very important, as companies may face potential liabilities under criminal law and civil law if they are do not pay attention to their company's legal position. This essential text covers the most important aspects of the subject, and focuses on the practical aspects of the subject rather than theoretical concepts.To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers.com/commlaw for details.The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is a clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UKAbout the Editors:Josephine Bisacre is an Associate Professor of Business Law at Heriot-Watt University and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Management & Languages at Heriot-Watt University, UK.Yvonne McLaren is an Associate Professor, a third year co-ordinator and course leader in the Law of International Human Resource Management, Commercial Law, and Marketing and Consumer Law within the School of management and Languages at Heriot- Watt University, UK.