Dr Andrew J.M. Steven Appointed to Scottish Law Commission

The Scottish Government has today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew J.M. Steven to the Scottish Law Commission.  Dr Steven will commence his new role on 29th August 2011 for a period of five years.

The Scottish Government has today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew J.M. Steven to the Scottish Law Commission.  Dr Steven will commence his new role on 29th August 2011 for a period of five years.

The Scottish Law Commission was established in 1965 and exists to keep the law of Scotland under review with a view to its modernisation, simplification and systematic reform. The Commission receives and considers proposals for changes to the law; examines particular branches of the law, and makes recommendations for reform.

In his announcement this morning Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill said, "The Scottish Law Commission makes valued recommendations for reforms across Scots law, and its contributions to a modern legal framework are of benefit to the Scottish Government. The skills and experience which Dr Steven brings to the Commission will be a great asset, and I am delighted that he has agreed to accept appointment as Commissioner."

Dr Steven is a senior lecturer in property law and conveyancing at Edinburgh Law School. He is also an Associate Director of the Centre for Private Law.  Dr Steven takes over the role from Professor George Gretton.

Academic Profile: Dr Andrew J.M. Steven

Information obtained from the website of the Scottish Government.