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A Legal History of Scotland: Vol VII. The Twentieth Century

David M. WalkerRegius Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Glasgow

ISBN13: 9780406957061
ISBN: 0406957061
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

""Professor Walker's Legal History of Scotland is published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the influences of other legal systems, the courts and procedure, the lawyers, the roles of Parliament and the Privy Council, and to public, criminal and private law, both substantive and procedural. This seventh and final volume brings the reader up to the end of the twentieth century and is a unique work, leaving no gaps in its coverage of the subject material. Professor Walker continues in the style of the previous volumes by covering every conceivable area of law and tracing its development through the century. Arguably, the twentieth century has seen the most rapid changes in society and everyday life and the legal system has reflected this. Topics covered include the Scottish Parliament, the emergence of human rights and the influence of the EU.""

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""Prelims1. The Sources and Literature2. The Records and Registers3. The Influence of Social and Political Thought4. The Social, Political and Economic Background5. The Monarchs6. The Parliaments7. Central Government8. The Agencies of Government9. Local Government10. The Public Services11. The Influence of Europe12. The Liberties of the Subject - Human Rights13. The Churches14. The Law and the Lawyers15. The Administration of Justice - The Superior Courts16. The Administration of Justice - The Inferior Courts17. The Administration of Justice - Courts of Special Jurisdiction18. Criminal Law19. Criminal Procedure: Punishment20. Evidence21. Civil Procedure22. Diligence23. Insolvency and Bankruptcy24. International Private Law25. Law of Persons26. Associations27. Corporations28. Law of Obligations - Promises and Contracts29. Law of Obligations - The Particular Contracts30. Law of Obligations - Unjust Enrichment31. Law of Obligations - Reparation32. Law of Property - Heritable Property 33. Law of Property - Moveable Property34. Law of Trusts35. Law of Succession36. RetrospectAppendix : List of Office-Holders to 2000Index""