Thirty-third annual conference

The thirty-third Annual Conference and AGM of the Scottish Legal History Group was held in the Reading Room of the Advocates' Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, on Saturday 5 October 2013.


A full programme is available from the link to the right.

First Session
Dr Alice Taylor, King’s College, London
‘Developments in thirteenth-century justice through the eyes of Paisley Abbey.’

Prof. John Blackie, University of Strathclyde
“Seventeenth century procedure: ‘we have borrowed from Saxony … most of our … forms’ (Mackenzie, Matters Criminal, 31.8).”

Second Session
Annual General Meeting ... to be followed at 2.30 approximately by:

Prof. Hector MacQueen, University of Edinburgh
‘The War of the Booksellers: Natural Law, Equity and Literary Property
in the Eighteenth Century.’

Third Session
Dr Brian Dempsey, University of Dundee
‘Opposition to proposed legislation to "modernise" Scottish marriage law, 1847/49.’

 Dr Robert Shiels
‘The Great War and Parliament House.’