Taylor Library opening times over Easter

Taylor Library will be open as normal over the Easter break.
We open at 09:00 and close at 22:00 most days except for:

Fridays: closing time is 20:00
Sundays: opening time is 13:00

For more details, see here.
For term dates and week numbers, click here.

Please come in if you have any questions or just need a silent place to study!

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Heating disruption, Old Aberdeen – Saturday 11 March

Please see message below regarding heating on the Old Aberdeen campus:

Please note that the heating in the Old Aberdeen campus will be off from 8am to noon on Saturday 11 March.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but this work is essential to the continued operation of the heating system.

It is possible that the full four hours will not be required to carry out this work.

Former law student nominated for prestigious British Council Alumni Award

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Timipre Wolo

Timipre Wolo – a former law student at the University of Aberdeen – has been shortlisted for the Professional Achievement category of the 2017 British Council Alumni Awards. After graduating from Aberdeen with  an LLM degree in Oil and Gas Law, Timipre has embarked upon a successful legal career as well as co-founding the Greener Nigeria Initiative NGO. She has also been involved at management level in the Legal Department of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) – an organisation working on the development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry – where she contributed a great deal to the cause of youth development:

“Education is a vital tool for sustainable development and shows that anything is achievable irrespective of your station at birth.” – Timipre Wolo

The British Council Alumni Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of alumni and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education.

Read more about Timipre’s achievements here.

The Taylor Library team would like to wish Timipre the very best of luck at award ceremony and with the future of her career.

 

New books in Taylor Library

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February saw three new additions to the Taylor Library general book collection. See the list below for details and links to the book entries on Primo. You can also have a look at the Taylor new acquisitions page for a list of what has come in over the last three months.

February 2017
Author Title Publisher Shelfmark
Gill, Brian Agricultural tenancies*

*Previous editions titled Law of agricultural holdings in Scotland.

Edinburgh : W. Green/Thomson Reuters, 2017 346.41104348 GIL
McKendrick, Ewan Contract law Basingstoke : Macmillan Education/Palgrave, 2015 346.4202 MCK

 

Rotabi, Karen Smith From intercountry adoption to global surrogacy: a human rights history and new fertility frontiers London : Routledge, 2016 306.8743 ROT

Understanding citations – LEGISLATION

STATUTES

  1. UK Parliament statutes

Statutes prior to 1963

Each piece of legislation passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom is known as an Act of Parliament. In the citation of the Act, the number(s) before the letters represents the years of the reign of the monarch during which the relevant parliamentary session was held. Parliamentary sessions did not coincide with calendar years, and usually they spanned more than one calendar year.

For example

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The citation here means that The Railways (Extension Time) Act is the 18th Act passed during the session that started in the 31st year of the reign of Victoria and which finished in the 32nd year of that reign.

Modern statutes (since 1963)

Each modern Act of Parliament commences with a ‘Short Title’, which is a relatively brief name almost invariably used to identify the Act. The Short Title also includes the year of enactment. This is followed by a chapter number, which denotes the sequential number of the Act in the calendar year.

For example

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The citation means that the Human Rights Act was the 42nd Act of Parliament passed in the year 1998.

2. Scottish Parliament statutes

The Scotland Act 1998 and the Scotland Act 2012 guarantee the power to the Scottish Parliament to create their own legislation in certain fields. Acts of the Scottish Parliament commence with a ‘Short Title’ (usually containing the word ‘Scotland’ in brackets and the year of enactment) followed by the acronym ‘asp’ (which stands for ‘Act of the Scottish Parliament’) and a number  (which increases consecutively from number 1 with each Act in the calendar year).

For example

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This citation means that the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act was the 1st Act of the Scottish Parliament passed in the year 2016.

DELEGATED LEGISLATION

  1. UK Statutory Instruments 

The most familiar type of delegated legislation is the Statutory Instrument (SI). Statutory Instruments in the UK are centrally registered and issued with a number which resumes from ‘No. 1’ at the start of each calendar year.

For example

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2. Scottish Statutory Instruments

Each Scottish Statutory Instrument (SSI) made by the Scottish Government is in essentially the same form as the UK Statutory Instruments although cited using the prefix ‘SSI’. They are separately numbered, with the numbering resuming from ‘No. 1’ at the start of each calendar year.

For example

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If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit the library or email us.

Taylor Library Team
 lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Access to Lexis Library

We are currently experiencing difficulty accessing Lexis Library through Primo. Lexis Library are looking into the problem.

In the meantime the database can still be accessed in the following way:

  1. Click on the link below:
    https://www.lexisnexis.com/start/shib/wayf?viewAllInstitutions=yes&appToken=43FF9DC93354C583BBD978A5FE0E2211
  2. Select University of Aberdeen from the list.
  3. You may be asked to provide your university username and password.

We will make a further announcement once we hear more from Lexis Library. We apologize for the inconvenience this may be causing.