Scottish Prescriptive Barony by Tenure was, from 1660 until 2004, the feudal description of the only genuine degree of title of UK nobility capable of being bought and sold, (along with the Caput, or property), rather than merely passing by personal descent. Entry in the Sasine Register would give prescriptive (normal or correct usage) right, after so many years, to the caput, or the essence of the barony. ...more on Wikipedia about "Prescriptive Barony"
A procurator fiscal is the local public prosecutor in Scotland. He/she also carries out functions broadly equivalent to the coroner in other legal systems. ...more on Wikipedia about "Procurator Fiscal"
A pursuer in Scotland is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a Court of Scotland. The term is the same in civil and criminal proceedings. The pursuer is seeking a legal remedy, and if successful, the court will issue judgment in favour of the pursuer and make the appropriate court order (eg. an order for damages or find the defender guilty and punish them.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Pursuer"
The Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer is an officer in Scotland who represents the Crown's interests in bona vacantia, ultimus haeres and treasure trove. ...more on Wikipedia about "Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer"
Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers is a public campaign group dedicated to exposing corruption within the Scottish legal profession, and whose main aim is to end the Law Society of Scotlands system of self-regulating complaints against member solicitors. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scotland Against Crooked Lawyers"
Scots law (or Scottish law) is the law of Scotland. It is a unique system with ancient roots and has a basis in Roman law, combining features of both uncodified Civil law dating back to the Corpus Juris Civilis and common law with medieval sources. Thus Scotland has a pluralistic legal system, comparable to that of Quebec, Louisiana and South Africa. Since 1707 it shares a legislature with the rest of the United Kingdom. Scotland and England and Wales each retained fundamentally different legal systems, but the Union brought further English influence on Scots law. In recent years Scots law has also been affected by European law under the Treaty of Rome, and laws can now be passed by the Scottish Parliament within its areas of legislative competence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scots law"
The seminal case to determine parties to tort liablity in the English Common Law is Donoghue v. Stevenson which is a decision of The House of Lords. It determines that any person who could be affected by the actions of an individual has standing to sue in tort. It was determined under Scots Law. Consequently, one of the most important concepts in English Common Law owes its very existence to Scots Law. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scots tort law"
The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) is a non-departmental public body in Scotland and was established by the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 and the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission"
The Scottish Law Commission is an independent body set up by the Parliament of the United Kingdom in 1965 to keep the law of Scotland under review and recommend necessary reforms to improve, simplify and update Scots law. It plays a leading role in developing the law for the people of Scotland so that it is just, principled, responsive and easy to understand. ...more on Wikipedia about "Scottish Law Commission"
Seisin (from Middle English saysen, seysen, in the legal sense of to put in possession of, or to take possession of, hence, to grasp, to seize; the Old French seisir, saisir, is from Low Lat. sacire, generally referred to the same source as Goth. satjan, 0. Eng. settan, to put in place, set) is the possession of such an estate in land as was anciently thought worthy to be held by a free man (Williams, On Seisin, p. 2). ...more on Wikipedia about "Seisin"
Sequestration, the act of removing, separating or seizing anything from the possession of its owner, particularly in law, of the taking possession of property under process of law for the benefit of creditors or the state. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sequestration"
A sheriff officer is an officer of the Scottish Sheriff Court, responsible for serving documents and enforcing court orders. The jurisdiction of a sheriff officer is limited to the area of their commission (the relevant sheriffdom or Sheriff Court district), unlike messengers-at-arms (the equivalent officers of the Court of Session, who have jurisdiction throughout Scotland). Both messengers-at-arms and sheriff officers are generally employed by private businesses and charge fees that are set by statute. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sheriff officer"
The Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland is a professional association of solicitors in Scotland representing those lawyers who practice in and around the College of Justice. The College of Justice comprises Scotland's two supreme courts: the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland"
A solicitor is a type of lawyer in many common law jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland and some States of Australia. In these systems the legal profession is divided into two kinds of lawyer: solicitors who contact and advise clients and have limited rights of audience in court, and barristers or advocates who argue cases in every court. In cases where a trial is necessary a client has to hire a solicitor, who will advise him or her and then may retain a barrister on his or her behalf. ...more on Wikipedia about "Solicitor"
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Her Majesty's Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Executive on Scots Law. They are also responsible for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service which together constitute the criminal prosection Service in Scotland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Solicitor General for Scotland"
Udal law is a near-defunct Norse derived legal system, which was formerly found in Shetland and Orkney. Scottish Courts have intermittently acknowledged the supremacy of Udal law in property cases up to the present day. Major differences from Scots Law include shore ownership rights, important for pipelines and cables. Currently, Scots law generally holds sway in Shetland and Orkney, along with European law. ...more on Wikipedia about "Udal Law"
The University of Edinburgh School of Law, founded 1707, is a school within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to research and teaching in law. It is located in Old College, on South Bridge, which stands on the original site of the University. The School is located near George Square and the central University campus, not far from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, and also finds itself at the heart of the Scottish legal system, with Parliament House, home to the High Court of Justiciary, and the Court of Session nearby. ...more on Wikipedia about "University of Edinburgh School of Law"
William Taylor QC has been a Scottish advocate since 1971 and a QC since 1986. Mr Taylor has also been a barrister in England and Wales since 1990 and a QC there since 1998. He has specialised in criminal defence work since the 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Taylor QC"
The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet has a very long history and is the oldest legal society in the world. It is a private society of Scottish solicitors. ...more on Wikipedia about "Writers to the Signet"
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