Gordon Cameron is a senior lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Dundee. He pursued a variety of forms of employment before embarking on an LL.B. at Dundee University in 1980. After graduating in 1984 he worked in Local Government for Tayside Regional Industrial Office before undertaking post graduate study at Stirling University. He graduated M.Sc. in Applied Social Research in 1988.
While a post graduate student he gained teaching experience in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Business Law. He was then employed at Strathclyde University as research assistant on Professor Alan Paterson's team researching the impact of the new Small Claims Procedure. In 1989 he was employed as a lecturer in Business Law at Stirling University and in 1990 was appointed to his current post at Dundee. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2008 and was voted (male) lecturer of the year 2008/9 by the students.
Between 1990 and 1995 he conducted empirical socio legal research funded by the Scottish Office Central Research Unit. Subsequent work has focussed on Scots Private Law with particular emphasis on Delict and the law of the neighbourhood. He has made three contributions to the new SULI text in Delict and was a participant in an AHRC funded project at Cambridge University entitled ‘European Legal Development’.
He is currently pursuing further studies in the law of the neighbourhood and is Scottish National Reporter to the International Academy of Comparative Law on “les dommages catasrophiques – responsabilité civile et assurances”.
Scots Law of Contract - Level 1
Scots Law of Delict - Level 1
Roman Law - Level 3
I offer postgraduate supervision in the field of Scots private law.
Obligations, neighbourhood, and Scots Law of Delict.
'Cross-border neighbour law' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, vol 2014, no. 1, pp. 37-52.
'Batman fails to heed the Lone Ranger and gets hurt...Ha Ha!' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 17, no. 3, pp. 394-398. DOI:
Reparation: General principles. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson : the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 589-623.
Negligence. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13 edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 625-649.
Breach of statutory duty. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 651-661.
Economic and land interests. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 663-671.
Defamation: Breach of confidence; privacy. in HL Mac Queen & L Eassie (eds), Gloag and Henderson: the law of Scotland. 13th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 674-695.
Delict. in C Ashton (ed.), Understanding Scots Law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills . 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 461-491.
Delict. Law Basics, 4th edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.
Neighbourhood liability in Scotland 1850-2000. in The development of liability between neighbours. The development of liability between neighbours, Cambridge University Press, pp. 132-172.
Capacity and Parties. in J Thomson (ed.), Delict. 2nd Release edn, Scottish Universities Law Institute, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 3-01 - 3-32.
'Interference with natural watercourses: nuisance, negligence and strict liability' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 105-109.
Delict. 3rd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.
Delict. in Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills. W. Green, pp. 579-611.
Common law nuisance. in J Thomson (ed.), Delict. W. Green, pp. 14.01-14.44.
Understanding Scots law: an introduction to Scots law, procedure and legal skills. W. Green.
Trespass. in JM Thomson (ed.), Delict. Scottish Universities Law Institute, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 14.69 - 14.82.
Delict. 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh.
'Scots and English nuisance ... much the same thing?' Edinburgh Law Review, vol 9, no. 1, pp. 98-121. DOI:
'Making sense of nuisance in Scots law' Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol 56, no. 2, pp. 236-265.
Delict. W. Green, Edinburgh.
'Muddy pavements and murky law: intentional and unintentional nuisance and the recovery of pure economic loss' Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities, no. 5, pp. 223-242.
'Strict liability and the rule in Caledonian Railway Co v Greenock Corporation' Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, vol 5, no. 4, pp. 356-375.
'Nuisance in the common law of Scotland' Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, vol 3, no. 1, pp. 1-14.
'Controlling the quality of financial advice: the use of regulatory form to satisfy fiduciary obligations' Journal of Business Law, pp. 143-157.
Civil liability for environmental harm. in CT Reid (ed.), Environmental law in Scotland. 2nd edn, W. Green, Edinburgh, pp. 169-188.
Personal injury litigation in the Scottish courts: a descriptive analysis. Central Research Unit papers, Scottish Executive, Central Research Unit.
'Consensus in dissensus' Scots Law Times, pp. 132-135.
Consideration of the mental state of accused persons at the pre-trial and pre-sentencing stages: report of a research project carried out in five areas of Scotland, June-December 1991. Central Research Unit papers, Scottish Executive, Central Research Unit.
'Defence agents and the mentally disturbed' Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, pp. 16-19.
A Lecturer in Law at the University of Dundee has been named Scotland and Northern Ireland Young Thinker of the Year for 2011 for her ideas on how to 'rethink the recession'. Kirsteen Shields (28), originally from Glasgow, was awarded the title by the Young Scotland and Northern Ireland Programme, the organisation founded by the journalist Kenneth Roy. Kirsteen's pre…
A final year medical student from the University of Dundee has received a Young Scientist Award at a prestigious medical conference in recognition of her outstanding work on the impact of antibiotic resistance worldwide and its implications for pneumonia patients. The European Respiratory Society made the award to Catriona Rother (24), originally from Edinburgh, at t…
Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Will the oil price continue to fall?"
2013 – the UN Year of Water Cooperation – is a big year for international water law. The UN Watercourses Convention, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1997, may well enter into force before 2014 – only five additional ratifications are required. In addition, the amendment to the UNECE Helsinki Convention, which would allow non-UNECE States to join, is likely to b…
The Sunday Post. Quotes from me appar in the 2/3 page article.
Live interview on RT-TV Current News Today (Russian Television) "Why has oil gone under $50 per barrel?"
Participation is important for well-being, according to scientists Being stuck in a crowd of a million people doesn’t sound like much fun, but according to the latest research, being with others - even during difficult conditions - can actually be good for well-being. The study, into the biggest religious festival on earth, the Magh Mela, suggests that participation …
The Unit of Dental and Oral Health and Health Psychology at the Dental School has been designated a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer. Professor Peter Mossey, has been appointed Head of the Centre. Since his arrival at the University in 1994, Peter has established a track reco…
During a romantic relationship, a couple is likely to create, accumulate and share many digital possessions such as videos, photos, chat histories, and shared accounts like Netflix. These digital possessions can cue precious memories, but if the relationship ends these possessions don't just disappear, they need to be dealt with in some way.
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/348021/watch-stephen-fry-congratulates-dundee-academics-awards-victories/ by Ciaran Sneddon January 13 2017, 3.25pm Updated: January 13 2017, 12.15pm Stephen Fry said he hopes to visit Dundee this year as he praised university academics for helping transform lives in Scotland and across the world. The writer and broad…
Treatment with Vitamin D does not help reduce high blood pressure in older people, a new study from the University of Dundee has shown. Researchers in the School of Medicine examined the effects of Vitamin D supplements provided to patients aged 70 and over who had isolated systolic hypertension - the most common type of high blood pressure among older people. Previo…
Visitors to the Botanic Gardens can also now enjoy a science lesson, thanks to a new genetics garden.
Article and photo in The Courier
Among the many examples of how science fiction and fantasy have inspired real science, an interesting one is the “tractor beam,” first conceived by the chemical engineer and writer Edward E. Smith in the 1930s in his novel Spacehounds of IPC. Smith’s hypothetical device was a beam capable of pulling any macroscopic object from a distance. In the case of a light beam,…
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Utilización de floúr y decir adiós a los azúcares es el camino contra las caries (Using Fluoride and saying goodbye to sugar to protect against cavities)
La odontopediatra y especialista en Cariologia del Reino Unido, doctora Nicola Innes, fue invitada por la Facultad de Odontologia de la Ufro para dictar dos conferencias. (The pediatric dentist and specialist in the UK, Dr Nicola Innes, was invited by the Faculty of Dentistry of UFRO to deliver two lectures.)
Resaearch to explore the reasons why young people start smoking
Unnecessary ward moves are becoming increasingly common and have adverse consequences both for patients and for hospitals, according to researchers from the University of Dundee. Professor Marion McMurdo and Dr Miles Witham have drawn attention to the practice of 'boarding' patients - moving individuals from their own base specialty ward to other wards to accommodate…
A scientist at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1.9M from the Wellcome Trust to investigate the causes of Parkinson's disease. Dr Miratul Muqit has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to undertake research over the next 5…