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Unwinding failed contracts

The Wilson Memorial Lecture was given yesterday by Sonja Meier of the University of Freiburg on the theme of “Unwinding failed contracts – new European developments”. It was a brilliant...

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Obligations Blog

Some further thoughts on the penalty clause rule in the Supreme Court

The Edinburgh Law School’s Private Law Centre held a very enjoyable lunchtime seminar last week, at which the subject for discussion was the penalty clause rule. There was a good...

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Edinburgh Centre for Private Law

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law (ECPL), founded in 2009, exists to foster and develop a long tradition of private law scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. Building on Edinburgh’s position as a major university within Europe’s main mixed jurisdiction, much of the research carried out by its members examines Scots law in a European context or fosters a dialogue between the civilian tradition and the common law.

Research Interests

The research interests of ECPL members cover all the main areas of private law including contract, delict, unjustified enrichment, agency, property, succession, trusts, insolvency, labour law and family law.

Postgraduate Studies

The Edinburgh Law School has an extensive and lively postgraduate community studying for the degrees of LLM (both taught and by research) and PhD.

Events

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law organises and supports a number of events.

WA Wilson Memorial Lectures

The WA Wilson Memorial Lectures commemorate WA (Bill) Wilson (1928-1994) who taught law at the University of Edinburgh from 1960 until his death in 1994 at the age of 65. From 1972 onwards he was the Lord President Reid Professor of Law.

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