Section: Monograph Series

Monograph Series

Three monograph series are particularly associated with the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law and are edited by ECPL members.

Edinburgh Studies in Law

Edinburgh Studies in Law is an important series that was launched by Edinburgh University Press in 2005. It aims to explore contemporary substantive law from an international and comparative perspective. The series editor is Professor Elspeth Reid.

Studies in Scots Law

Studies in Scots Law is a series published by the Edinburgh Legal Education Trust which explores key topics in the law of Scotland. The series editor is Professor Kenneth Reid. Volumes so far published are:

Assignation Ross Gilbert Anderson, Assignation (2008) ISBN 9780955633201, £30

Assignation is the Scottish term for the transfer of rights (sometimes also known in English as assignment or cession). For many centuries, throughout Europe, the transfer of rights was not recognised, but this was not the case in Scotland.

This book is the first detailed study of the Scots law of assignation. Taking the claim to payment as the paradigm right, the book places assignation in its comparative and historical context, and distinguishes assignation from those other legal devices by which a creditor may utilise his receivables. The text exhumes a great deal of forgotten case law and makes extensive citation of authority, both from Scotland and other jurisdictions.

Pledge and Lien CoverAndrew JM Steven, Pledge and Lien (2008) ISBN 9780955633218, £30

This is the first comprehensive account of the law of pledge and lien in Scotland. As well as offering a detailed analysis of the current law, it traces the historical development of the two securities, and examines Roman, English and other influences in the context of Scotland as a mixed legal system.


Possession CoverCraig Anderson, Possession of Corporeal Moveables (2015) ISBN 9780955633270, £30

This is the first book-length treatment of any part of the law of possession. The focus is on corporeal moveable property, but the book also contains general discussion of the requirements of possession and its role in Scots law. Possession is an area of Scots Law about which little has been written and which contains much that is uncertain.

The book covers the acquisition of possession; the loss of possession; the acquisition of possession by momentary control; the effectiveness of symbolic acts of possession; and the special problems raised by the possession of animals.

Books in the Studies in Scots Law Series may be ordered from Avizandum Law Bookshop, 56A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QE, +44 (0)131 220 3373 (customerservice@avizandum.com).

Old Studies in Scots Law

Old Studies in Scots Law reprints key historical texts on the law of Scotland. The series editor is Professor Kenneth Reid and the publisher is the Edinburgh Legal Education Trust.

Five volumes have already been published:

George Joseph Bell, Principles of the Law of Scotland (4th edn, 1839; with an introduction by Kenneth G C Reid)

George Watson, Bell's Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland (7th edn; with an introduction by Ross Gilbert Anderson)

William Forbes, The Institutes of the Law of Scotland (1722 and 1730; with an introduction by Hector L MacQueen)

Lord Kames, Principles of Equity (3rd edn, 1778; with an introduction by Dan Carr)

John Erskine, An Institute of the Law of Scotland (1st edn, 1773; with an introduction by Kenneth G C Reid)

Books in the Old Studies in Scots Law Series cost £30 and may be ordered from Avizandum Law Bookshop, 56A Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QE, +44 (0)131 220 3373 (customerservice@avizandum.com).

Special discounted prices are available for university members of staff (£15) and for students (£10). Please apply directly to Kenneth Reid.


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