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The Scottish Legal System 6th ed

ISBN13: 9781526506337
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847667045
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: £48.00

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A course on the Scottish legal system is a compulsory part of undergraduate degrees in Scots Law. The Scottish Legal System sets out to present the 'legal system and law of Scotland as a unique and constantly changing human enterprise' and places the Scottish legal system in its broader political and social contexts.

This is achieved by covering not only the central aspects of the system, such as the courts and the legal profession, but also the border areas with constitutional law and jurisprudence.

This new sixth edition includes new case law on devolution and human rights issues in Scotland. This well established text provides an up-to-date treatment of all significant developments affecting the Scottish legal system.

Scots Law
1. Introduction
2. Scotland – nation and state
3. Institutions – the constitutional background
4. Institutions – courts, tribunals, judges and procedure
5. Sources of Law
6. Legislation – European Union law
7. Legislation – United Kingdom Parliamentary legislation (including the Human Rights Act 1998)
8. Legislation – Acts of the Scottish Parliament
9. Legislation – United Kingdom delegated legislation
10. Legislation – Scottish delegated legislation
11. Legislation – application, construction and interpretation: statutory interpretation
12. Precedent – Ratio decidendi, Obiter dicta and Stare decisis
13. Precedent – Law Reports
14. Legal services
15. Law reform