Grant Barclay


PhD Topic

Exploring the reactive defences of necessity and coercion in Scots law


Professor James Chalmers
Professor Fiona Leverick


Grant completed the LLB in 2013 with honours at University of Edinburgh. He went on to work at the Scottish Law Commission for two years with Dr Andrew Steven on the Moveable Transactions Project.

He is currently a member of the Criminal Law Forum and still an advisory group member on the Moveable Transactions project.

Research Interests

My current interest is in the structure of criminal offences and defences from both a historical and philosophical outlook. I am also interested in matters of International Private Law, particularly property and contractual matters. 


Tutor in International Private Law (Ordinary) at University of Edinburgh from 2013-2015


Forensic Essay Prize (2009) – University of Edinburgh Civil Law (Ordinary)

Clark Foundation for Legal Education Funding (2016)