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Elspeth Reid's main research interests are in Scottish private law. Her most recent monograph is The Law of Delict in Scotland, published by Edinburgh University Press in 2022. Her book on Personality, Confidentiality and Privacy in Scots Law was published in 2010 by W Green for the Scottish Universities Law Institute, and she is currently working on a second edition of Personal Bar (with John Blackie), first published in 2006, also by SULI.  She has written extensively on the law of delict in comparative perspective, and she has also published articles on Russian legal matters and translated and edited numerous Russian texts. She was Editor of the Edinburgh Law Review from 2002 until 2006, and has edited several collections of essays. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and also a qualified solicitor.



  • K Law (General)
  • Scottish private law
  • Delict
  • Comparative law


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