Battlefields and the Law - Article by Student Published

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| General News, 2017

An article written by an undergraduate student in the Law School has been published in an important  legal journal.  Kirsten Paterson, who is now in the final year of study for her LLB (Hons), won a Carnegie Undergraduate Vacation Scholarship which enabled her to spend part of the summer working on a research project under the supervision of Profs Andrea Ross and Colin Reid.  The paper she wrote on the basis of this work has now been published in the latest issue of Scottish Planning and Environmental Law, which is the leading journal on this subject, with a wide readership among specialist ...

Brexit and the Environment

| General News, 2017

Prof. Colin Reid has been continuing his involvement in Brexit-related activities.  He was one of a group of experts giving evidence to the Finance and Constitution Committee of the Scottish Parliament as part of its investigation into the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill which is being debated at Westminster.  In particular, he was invited to contribute on the possible arrangements for establishing common frameworks for collaboration between the four administrations within the UK.  He also co-chaired a stakeholder meeting in Edinburgh as part of a study into Brexit, the environment and devo...

Law graduate Roman Syvyy’s dissertation to be published as an academic article

| General News, 2017

Following his LLM graduation, Law student Roman Syvyy 's dissertation is being published in the form of an academic article. Alice Belcher supervised the dissertation and encouraged Roman to consider adapting it for submission to a refereed journal. On graduation, Roman returned to Ukraine and to his full time role managing a group of consulting lawyers.  The article will appear shortly as: Roman Syvyy,  "Corporate Governance in Ukrainian Firms: Multiple Model Selections, Their Current Functioning, and Potential Future Problems" Review of Central and East European Law 42 (2017) 364-408...

Directors' conflicts of interest - what must be disclosed, when and so what?

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| General News, 2017

Professor Alice Belcher (Law) recently presented a paper on "Directors' conflicts of interest - what must be disclosed, when and so what?" at the annual conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS): The Diverse Unities of Law. The 2017 conference was held at University College Dublin and Alice’s attendance was funded out of the SSOC research budget. Alice also represented Colin Reid at the meeting of the SLS council meeting....

Brexit, the Withdrawal Bill and Environmental Law

| General News, 2017

Prof Colin Reid was one of the speakers at a conference organised by the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) to consider the impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on environmental law.  The sell-out event attracted speakers and audience from government, legal practice, academia, industry and the media for a discussion of the technicalities and wider implications of the process of withdrawing the UK from the EU and carrying over EU legal provisions into UK law.  Prof Reid spoke on some of the issues raised in relation to devolution and future collaboration between the governments acr...