Essays in Conveyancing and Property Law in Honour of Professor Robert Rennie - cover image


Frankie McCarthy; James Chalmers; Stephen Bogle

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  • English

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420 pages (x + 410)


Paperback156 x 22 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.86" x 9.21")
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  • LNS
  • LNSH5
  • LN


  • LAW074000
  • LAW021000


  • KDC433.A75


  • Conveyancing
  • Property Law
  • Professor Robert Rennie
  • Scotland
  • Scottish Law
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Essays in Conveyancing and Property Law in Honour of Professor Robert Rennie

Professor Robert Rennie has been one of the most influential voices in Scots private law over the past thirty years. Highly respected as both an academic and a practitioner, his contribution to the development of property law and practice has been substantial and unique. This volume celebrates his retirement from the Chair of Conveyancing at the University of Glasgow in 2014 with a selection of essays written by his peers and colleagues from the judiciary, academia and legal practice.
Each chapter covers a topic of particular interest to Professor Rennie during his career, from the historical development of property law rules through to the latest developments in conveyancing practice and the evolution of the rules of professional negligence. Although primarily Scottish in focus, the contributions will have much of interest to lawyers in any jurisdiction struggling with similar practical problems, particularly those with similar legal roots including the Netherlands and South Africa. As a whole, the collection is highly recommended to students, practitioners and academics.


All the essays in the volume are of high quality and well worthy of reading. They are well researched and cited and will be very useful material for anyone having reason to visit the same areas of law or practice.

Donald B. Reid

The Juridical Review (0022-6785), vol. 2016, no. 1, 2016.

Additional Resources


1. Robert Rennie – A Career Retrospective

(pp. 1–14)
  • Lord Bonomy

2. “Tell Me Don’t Show Me” and the Fall and Rise of the Conveyancer

(pp. 15–34)
  • Kenneth G C Reid

3. A Puzzling Case about Possession

(pp. 35–46)
  • Lord Hope of Craighead

4. “It’s in the Post”: Distance Contracting in Scotland 1681-1855

(pp. 47–72)
  • Hector L MacQueen

5. Assignations of All Sums Securities

(pp. 73–96)
  • Ross G Anderson

6. Property Law, Fiduciary Obligations and the Constructive Trust

(pp. 97–114)
  • Patrick S Hodge

7. The Offside Goals Rule and Fraud on Creditors

(pp. 115–140)
  • John MacLeod

8. A New Era in Conveyancing: Advance Notices and the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

(pp. 141–164)
  • Ann Stewart

9. Bona Fide Acquisition: New in Scottish Land Law?

(pp. 165–184)
  • David Carey Miller

10. Res Merae Facultatis: Through a Glass Darkly

(pp. 185–167)
  • Douglas Cusine

11. The Use of Praedial Servitudes to Benefit Land outside the Dominant Tenement

(pp. 203–236)
  • Roderick R M Paisley

12. Enforcing Repairing Obligations by Specific Implement

(pp. 237–254)
  • Angus McAllister

13. Two Questions in the Law of Leases

(pp. 255–278)
  • Lord Gill

14. Conveyancing: A Bright Digital Future?

(pp. 279–300)
  • Stewart Brymer

15. Islamic Mortgages

(pp. 301–316)
  • George Gretton

16. Completion of the Land Register: The Scottish Approach

(pp. 317–344)
  • John King

17. Primary Clients, Secondary Clients, Surrogate Clients and Non-Clients – the Expanding Duty of Care of Scottish Solicitors

(pp. 345–366)
  • Ken Swinton

18. The Court and the Conveyancing Expert

(pp. 367–380)
  • Lady Paton

19. The Role of the Expert Witness in Professional Negligence Litigation

(pp. 381–394)
  • Gerald F Hanretty QC

20. Robert Rennie: A Bibliography

(pp. 395–402)
  • Bernadette O’Neill


Frankie McCarthy

Senior Lecturer in Private Law at University of Glasgow

James Chalmers

Regius Professor of Law at University of Glasgow

Stephen Bogle

Lecturer in Private Law at University of Glasgow