Nothing so Practical as a Good Theory
Festschrift for George L Gretton
Edited by Andrew Steven
PUBLISHER: AVIZANDUM PUBLISHING LTD
One of the first things that may be done when reading this review is to look up the definition of “Festschrift”! In its simplest form it is “a collection of writings published in honour of a scholar”. In this case, the book marks Professor Gretton’s retirement in 2016 as Lord President Reid Professor of Law in the University of Edinburgh.
This collection of 27 essays in six parts, together with some reflections from George Gretton himself, is a masterly volume, the contents pages of which ably demonstrate the breadth and depth of the recipient’s contribution to and interest in Scottish legal jurisprudence. It is recommended that this collection of essays be accessed as and when required, as the writings all offer current and penetrating analysis of a range of topics. It will be of interest to his former students, his academic and professional colleagues and private lawyers everywhere.
If anyone was ever in any doubt as to the prodigious output of George Gretton, all that need be done is to read through the 15 pages of publications by him between 1980 and 2017. A man whom one would struggle to describe as ever being “vanilla flavour”.
In this issue
- Confidence restored: internal investigations and legal privilege
- Court reforms: still an unknown quantity
- Ruled out of court?
- Uncovering the environment (1)
- Medical death: a case to answer
- Reading for pleasure
- Opinion: Kerry Trewern and Rhona McNair
- Book reviews
- Profile: Ryan McCuaig
- President's column
- Developing digital services
- People on the move
- Leading judgment
- Health check
- Open to attack
- Claims: beating the trigger
- Storage: time for digital
- GSPC: eulogy for a friend
- Relevant persons: a challenge
- New specialist land registration practice launches
- Good enough reason?
- Copyright: underpinning control
- Writing means writing
- Rent moves: two crucial hoops
- Debtor wins in policy decision
- Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal
- KIR: the time bomb explodes
- The guideline goal
- GC NextGen: a network for you?
- Your Law Society of Scotland Council members
- Public policy highlights
- Double boost for Society's AML team
- Ask Ash
- Practice rights and the impact of Brexit: working in the EU
- Acting as notary: what do I need to know?
- Engagement letters: a practical approach
- Uncovering the environment
- Paralegal pointers