Eamon P. H. Keane is lecturer in evidence and criminal procedure at the University of Glasgow.
Peter Robson is professor of social welfare law at the University of Strathclyde.
Lynda Clark, Baroness Clark of Calton PC KC PhD
Eamon P.H. Keane & Peter Robson
Eamon P.H. Keane
James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick
Sarah Craig and Angus McIntosh
Robin M. White
Paul Q. Watchman
Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe and Maria Fletcher
A highly impressive and strikingly eclectic series of contributions ranging from Jurisprudence to lawyer diversity, from legal history to the work of law centres and from the Jury in Scotland to the Not Proven verdict. The breadth of the collection brilliantly evokes Ian Willock’s passionate commitment to the reform of many aspects of Scots Law and the Scottish Legal System. A commitment attested to not just in his teaching and writings but in his outstanding work as the Editor of SCOLAG and his involvement with the Dundee Law Clinic.
This edited collection offers a worthy tribute to Professor Ian Willock. Many of the legal themes which epitomised his work, such as the role of juries in Scottish criminal trials, including the option for them to deliver a ‘not proven’ verdict, remain as relevant and as contested today as they did when Ian wrote about them, more than 50 years ago. I taught an Honours level course in Criminal Law with Ian for several years, and it is his work in this field with which I am most familiar, but other topics which are explored in this volume of essays – housing law, immigration law, the meaning of justice, and the role of women in the law – reflect his central concern with law as a mechanism for social change. As we face rising fuel and food costs, greater use of food banks, and a growing crisis of refugees from Europe and beyond, this book serves as a timely reminder of Ian’s belief that law can be a force against oppression and unfairness, and emphasises the need for those of us in the legal academy and beyond to champion on behalf of greater social justice.