Prof John Ford
Professor J.D. Ford holds the Chair of Civil Law at the University of Aberdeen. He works on the history of Scots law in the early modern period. Currently he is focusing on the development of maritime law.
Prof Donna McKenzie Skene
Prof McKenzie-Skene's research focuses on bankruptcy and corporate insolvency law and policy. She is interested in both the theoretical and practical aspects of the law and its historical development as well as the interaction of insolvency law with other areas of law, particularly property law. Her work extends to both comparative and international aspects of the law, law reform and the development of policy. Current projects include the role of creditors in insolvency, Crown preference in insolvency, and floating charge security in the context of insolvency.
Dr Catherine Ng
Dr Ng’s research interests includes intellectual property rights, particularly in the law of passing off, trade mark rights, moral rights, right of publicity, and related subject areas such as those in delicts and torts.
Prof Roderick Paisley
Prof Paisley is a Professor of Scots Law. His chief research interests are the law of property, trusts and succession with a special interest in the law of servitudes. He is a visiting scholar at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and the Max Planck Institute for International Private Law in Hamburg. Prof Paisley is presently working on researching material for a book on rights ancillary to servitudes.
Prof Margaret Ross
Professor Ross is a solicitor in Scotland with experience of legal practice, court work, public service, chairing tribunals and university management. She first taught Dispute Resolution to undergraduate students in 1994. She links her research interests in evidence, procedures and mediation with civil justice contexts, primarily in Scotland, but on a comparative basis. She is the author of the revised edition of the leading treatise on the Scottish law of evidence. She led an independent review of the operation of InCourt Mediation pilots in Scotland. Her other publications include journal articles and book chapters about dispute resolution, mental health and the regulatory procedures of courts and professional bodies.
Dr Elizabeth Shaw
Dr Shaw's research interests include: neurolaw, neuroethics, criminal responsibility and mental capacity, moral uncertainty, biomedical rehabilitation of offenders, and the implications of free will scepticism for the criminal justice system.
Dr Robert Taylor
Dr Taylor’s research interests lie in the realm of UK public law, in particular the competing models of British constitutionalism, constitutional conventions, devolution, parliamentary process, government accountability, and the constitutional implications of Brexit.