Monthly Archives: January 2011

Fourth edition of Woolman on Contract

On Tuesday I attended a book launch in the Raeburn room at the Old Quad for the fourth edition of Woolman on Contract, which has been written by Gillian Black. It was a fine occasion. Lord Reed said a few … Continue reading

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Consumer Rights Directive: reduced but expanded scope

The European Commission's proposal of October 2008 for a Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) was for a maximum harmonisation Directive covering four existing consumer law Directives. The new version of the CRD which is the Council’s preferred approach has in one … Continue reading

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UK consultation on the revision of the Brussels I Regulation

The Ministry of Justice in London, the Scottish Government and the Northern Irish Department of Justice have produced a consultation paper on the question of the UK’s response to proposals by the European Commission on the revision of the Brussels … Continue reading

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Penalty clauses in Scottish and European Law

The Scottish government has published the responses to its consultation on penalty clauses. It seems that respondents like the idea of freedom of contract in relation to penalty clauses. Some, however, do not like the idea of a judicial discretion to … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the Vienna Memorandum

The text of the Vienna Memorandum on a proposed European Law Institute is set out in the last entry on this blog. Here are some comments. The clarifications of the objectives of the Institute are not a surprise and are … Continue reading

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Vienna Memorandum on a European Law Institute

This is the text of the Vienna Memorandum mentioned in the last blog post. Some comments will follow in the next post. Vienna Memorandum I.A manifesto is to be drawn up specifying the purpose and the tasks of the ELI. … Continue reading

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A Further Step Towards a European Law Institute

The slightly faltering steps towards the creation of a European Law Institute have been traced in earlier posts. It is very encouraging to be able to report, at the outset of a new year which should see significant developments in … Continue reading

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