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Invincible or Just a Flesh Wound? The Holy Grail of Scots Law

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    Rights statement: © MacQueen, H. (2014). Invincible or Just a Flesh Wound?: The Holy Grail of Scots Law. Legal Information Management: Journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians, 14(1), 2-14. 10.1017/S1472669614000048

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-14
JournalLegal Information Management: Journal of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Abstract

This paper, by Hector MacQueen, assesses the current state of Scots law and the Scottish legal system, arguing that as a small legal system which cannot be self-contained it is inevitably in a state of crisis, from which, however, it will not be rescued by Scotland becoming independent. Whatever happens after the referendum concerning Scottish Independence on 18 September 2014, the law is in need of active legislative reform, possibly codification, while the courts must become more positive in the attraction of business rather than, as it sometimes seems, seeking to push it away. Mere defence of the status quo will end in disablement and defeat.

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  • constitutional law, legal systems, independence, Scots law, Scotland

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