Monthly Archives: December 2010

Edinburgh symposium on EU Green Paper on contract law

On 16 December there was a symposium, organised by the Scottish Government and the Law Society of Scotland, on the topic “Good for Scottish law, Good for Scottish Commerce? Options for Reforming Contract Law across the EU”. The aims were … Continue reading

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An end to gold-plating

“Gold-plating” EU Directives means improving them or adding to them for purposes of their transposition into UK law. In an announcement yesterday, Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, said that this practice would end. Directives would be copied out directly into … Continue reading

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Response by Federation of Small Businesses on European contract law

A common refrain in the debate on the future of European contract law has been that there is not enough evidence that the existing divergences between national legal systems cause practical problems for businesses. The response by the Federation of … Continue reading

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Heavy boots and a revelation on trust law

The occasion was the 12th W A Wilson Memorial Lecture at the Old College on 7 December. The heavy boots were worn by many of those who had trudged through the exceptional snow to get there. The revelation  –  by … Continue reading

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New blog on the block

Actually not that new. It has been going since 6 October but I have only just learned of it. It is the Maastricht European Private Law Blog – at http://mepli.blogspot.com . This Edinburgh blog extends a warm welcome to it. … Continue reading

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Relation between proposed Consumer Rights Directive and other Directives

Next Thursday (December  9) the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection will consider two briefing papers having a bearing on the proposed Consumer Rights Directive (CRD). The purpose of both is to consider the question of … Continue reading

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