Posts in "Scots Law"

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The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Scotland's Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Abuse: Part 1

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (24 hours): 0800 027 1234 or helpline@sdafmh.org.uk

 

Introduction

Largely due to the efforts of feminist campaigners, over the last few decades the scale of domestic abuse has become increasingly visible, and there have been major strides in terms of legal recognition…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

COVID-19 and the Frustration of Leases on Grounds of Illegality

[This blog is an extract of a much fuller article on Frustration available online from the University of Aberdeen  Centre for Scots Law]

 

Contract Law and Frustration

Certainty of performance is at the heart of contract law, as Lord Hope remarked

 “…the maxim pacta sunt servanda [‘agreements must be…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

The Scottish Tenement; Past, Present and Future

Professor Ken Reid notes in his Property (Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia vol. 18) at para 277 that ‘[t]enements or 'lands' were in widespread use in Scotland as early as the sixteenth century. But despite this long history they are little discussed by juristic writers…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Anent Daies & Monthis &c.: Minimum Notice Period Agreements in the New Private Residential Tenancy

Dr Douglas Bain and Mitch Skilling here unpick an interesting tenants’ notice clause in a Private Residential Tenancy (PRT) under the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 and reach some broader conclusions.

In any university town, students will make up a large part of the private rented sector’s consumer pool.…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Jury Research - A Game of Smoke and Mirrors?

An experienced risk consultant once told me that reporting on uncertain statistical analysis could end up being 'a game of smoke and mirrors'. During another project, a highly qualified computer science researcher advised me to always do 'a pencil and paper exercise' on expected inputs and outputs before embarking upon…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

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