Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Synopsis

This collection of essays honours the work of Sir Gerald Gordon CBE QC LLD (1929-). In modern times few, if any, individuals can have been as important to a single country's criminal law as Sir Gerald has been to the criminal law of Scotland. His monumental work The Criminal Law of Scotland (1967) is the foundation of modern Scottish criminal law and is recognised internationally as a major contribution to academic work on the subject. Elsewhere, he has made significant contributionsas an academic, judge and as a member of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. Reflecting the academic rigour and practical application of Sir Gerald's work, this volume includes essays on criminal law theory, substantive law and evidence and procedure by practitioners and academics within and outside of Scotland, including contributions from England, Ireland and the USA.

Excerpt

In modern times few, if any, individuals can have been as important to a single country’s criminal law as Sir Gerald Gordon cbe qc lld has been to the criminal law of Scotland. On 11 and 12 June 2009, close to the date of Sir Gerald’s 80 birthday, a conference and public lecture was held at the University of Edinburgh to mark his contribution to criminal law scholarship both within Scotland and elsewhere. the conference ended with a public lecture delivered by Lord Hope of Craighead on the topic “Corroboration and distress: some crumbs from under the master’s table”. These events, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education, W Green and the Scottish Universities Law Institute, provided the material for this Festschrift volume, along with a bibliography of Sir Gerald’s publications and two further chapters by contributors who were unable to attend the conference itself. the photograph of Sir Gerald which appears in this volume was taken by Professor William McBryde.

James Chalmers School of Law University of Edinburgh

Fiona Leverick School of Law University of Glasgow

Lindsay Farmer School of Law University of Glasgow . . .

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