Professor Neil Walker publishes review of final appellate jurisdiction in Scottish legal system

In December 2008, Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice invited Professor Neil Walker to conduct a review of final appellate jurisdiction in the Scottish legal system in the following terms:

In December 2008, Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice invited Professor Neil Walker to conduct a review of final appellate jurisdiction in the Scottish legal system in the following terms:

"... to provide... an overview of the historical development of final appellate jurisdiction in the Scottish legal system; to identify the established constitutional principles of such jurisdiction and to provide appropriate international comparisons.

  [T]o appraise the features, benefits and disadvantages of the current Scottish arrangements, and to assess options for future developments in order to present... conclusions and recommendations."

Professor Walker will launch his report , entitled "Final Appellate Jurisdiction in the Scottish Legal System", on 22 January in the Upper Library of the Signet Library.

Academic Profile: Professor Neil Walker