About the A to Z of the Law
About the A to Z of the
Law of Scotland
The A-Z of law in Scotland is a part of Scottish
Law Online, a collection of resources for the
Scotland's legal profession, students, academics
and the public. The UK has three separate legal
jurisdictions: Scotland; England & Wales; and
Northern Ireland. You can find out more about the
law of Scotland by visiting the About
Scots Law page of the A-Z.
What is in the A-Z
At present, the A to Z of the Law of Scotland
covers around 60 areas of law in Scotland.
These links have been collected so that users with
an interest in the law and Scotland may be able
to access the scottish legal information they require
The site is organised simply into an alphabetical
list of law subjects. By clicking on the chosen
subject, you will be taken to a collection of links
relevant to that area of law from a Scottish point
of view. Many of the pages contain English
and International links and some contain links to
sites which provide an introduction or guide to
the particular area of Scots law.
How to search the A to Z
of the Law of Scotland
Simply go to Search
Law, the site's search tool by clicking the
word "Search" at the bottom of any page
and enter your query.
How does the A to Z fit
into the rest of the site?
While the various Universities, the Scottish Parliament,
the Law Society of Scotland, the Scottish Law Commission
as well as the Court of Session and the High Court
of Justiciary (on the Scottish Courts Website) all
have their own websites, it is useful to have a
starting point from which other legal resources
can be accessed which is the function performed
by the Scottish Law Online.
The A to Z of Scots Law performs a similar function
but with a view to individual subject areas of legal
information. As yet, no legal advice is provided
online, instead, users are taken to a selection
of extremely useful and relevant links for the subject
which they wish to research. For example,
users wishing to know more about Divorce should
look at the Family law section wherein they will
find links to a couple of "Guides" to
Divorce in Scotland which should be of use.
Popular areas seem to be Computer or Information
Technology Law and Employment or Labour law, and
as a result, these areas are slightly larger than
the other sections. Eventually, however, it
is anticipated that all the sections will be of
a similar length and consist of a similar structure.
How to add a site
If you can think of an area that is missing or
find information or a site that might be useful,
let me know. Please send any comments, advice, criticism
or suggestions to me by filling in the Feedback
form on the site. If there is a link which
you feel should be added to any of the Scottish
Law Online pages then please contact me by using
the Add A URL link on
The site has many failings, of which I am painfully
aware. However, for the time being, I hope
that this collection of legal resources covering
a wide range of both UK and Scottish legal services
can be of use.
As Scots Law continues to develop and law firms,
lawyers, solicitors and advocates in Scotland continue
to realise the full potential of the internet, the
wealth of Scottish legal information on the web
will dramatically increase as too will the legal
resources available online. In the meantime,
this site should act as an aid to this development,
by attempting to map the legal web in Scotland.
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engine, click here to go
to the full A to Z index.
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