Invincible or Just a Flesh Wound? The Holy Grail of Scots Law

Hector Lewis MacQueen
2014 Social Science Research Network  
This paper, by Hector MacQueen, assesses the current state of Scots law and the Scottish legal system, arguing that as a small legal system which cannot be selfcontained it is inevitably in a state of crisis, from which, however, it will not be rescued by Scotland becoming independent.* Whatever happens after the referendum concerning Scottish Independence on 18 September 2014, the law is in need of active legislative reform, possibly codification, while the courts must become more positive in
more » ... e more positive in the attraction of business rather than, as it sometimes seems, seeking to push it away. Mere defence of the status quo will end in disablement and defeat.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2419439 fatcat:znlwgafyyfctpczmtsmupeyrfy