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Scottish Law on LexisLibrary
The Scottish Law collection on LexisLibrary provides you with access to some of the best commentary titles and case reports devoted to Scottish law, including the renowned Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, all of which is exclusive to LexisNexis. View our Scottish Law brochure now.
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Our expert team, based in Edinburgh, sources, researches and analyses the latest legal developments in Scotland. Thanks to their many years’ editorial experience, their expertise and familiarity in Scots Law and legal materials, you can be assured the information you receive is insightful, accurate and up-to-date. This combines with our intelligent search interface to give you the power to quickly and easily locate the point of law you need, when you need it.
Scottish Law Commentary menu
Access a collection of leading Scottish law texts from Bloomsbury Professional. This menu includes McDonald's Conveyancing Manual, Walker & Walker on the Law of Evidence, Drafting Wills in Scotland, Commercial Leases and Property Trusts and Succession. See the full menu in our Scottish Law brochure.
Scottish Case Digests
Butterworths Scottish Case Digests include selected Scottish decisions of the House of Lords, Privy Council, Court of Session, High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts allowing legal practitioners to ascertain quickly and easily the outcome of recent cases. Cases are digested and appear online weekly. Digests and catchwords are prepared by experienced legally-qualified editors. From 16 September 2006 the mode of citation for Butterworths Scottish Case Digests has changed from SC (D) to Scot (D).
Scottish Civil Law Reports
The Scottish Civil Law Reports is a law report series of cases from February 1986 to date. This series comprises opinions with headnotes and catchwords for important Scottish civil cases from the Privy Council, the House of Lords, the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts. The service contains cross-references and hypertext links to other cases and legislation cited in the report.
Scottish Court Opinions
As each new digest is prepared, an opinion of a case is added to the archive. Online opinions are updated several times a week in tandem with digests. The full opinions of those Scottish decisions of the House of Lords, Privy Council, Court of Session, High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts are included in Butterworths Scottish Case Digests.
Scottish Criminal Case Reports
The Scottish Criminal Case Reports is a law report series of cases from January 1981 to date and includes cases reported in the Scottish Criminal Case Reports Supplement (1950-80). This series comprises opinions with headnotes and catchwords for important Scottish criminal cases from the Privy Council, the High Court of Justiciary and the Sheriff Courts. The service contains cross-references and hypertext links to other cases and legislation cited in the report.
The Session Cases as published for the Scottish Council of Law Reporting, with full archive of all divisions from 1906. We are also in the process of extending the archive back to 1821. The Session Cases are "the most authoritative reports", and where a case has been reported in the Session Cases it should be cited from that source. The Session Cases cover decisions from the Court of Session, High Court of Justiciary, Sheriff Court and the House of Lords in London, among others.
Other tribunals and courts of special jurisdiction include: the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Land Valuation Court, Scottish Land Court, Land Tribunal for Scotland, and Court of Lord Lyon (heraldry disputes such as to the right to bear coats of arms).
A subscription to Legislation as part of LexisLibrary will give access to all United Kingdom legislation and post-devolution (i.e. 1999) Scottish legislation. Some pre-devolution legislation applicable to Scotland is also available. As an example, a subscriber to Legislation and the Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia will have linking references from the Encyclopaedia directly to a referenced piece of legislation.