Elspeth Reid's main research interests are in comparative private law. She is currently working on a monograph on The Scots Law of Delict. Her book on Personality, Confidentiality and Privacy in Scots Law was published in 2010 by W Green for the Scottish Universities Law Institute.Her other publications include Personal Bar (with John Blackie) published in 2006, also by the Scottish Universities Law Institute, as well as various edited collections. She has written extensively on the law of delict in comparative perspective, and has also published articles on Russian legal matters. Editor of the Edinburgh Law Review from 2002 until 2006, she is currently Series Editor of the Edinburgh Studies in Law monograph series published by Edinburgh University Press, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Edinburgh Law Review and of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and also a qualified solicitor.
(Honours) (Course Organiser)
Comparative Environmental Law
Delict & Tort
(LLM) (Course Organiser)
Delict - NOT RUNNING 2012 TO 2013
(Ordinary) (Course Organiser)
This book has been published in the Scottish Universities Law Institute series. It is the first monograph to be published on Personal Bar since 1921. The book divides into a General Part, which analyses the underlying framework of the law, and a Special Part which applies that framework to specific practical contexts.
Abuse of rights has recently achieved growing recognition in many of the mixed legal systems, but in Scotland, where the restricted doctrine of aemulatio vicini has long been accepted, it has been largely ignored. This paper explores the applications of abuse of rights in France, Quebec, Louisiana and South Africa, and considers the reasons for its rejection in England. It also questions whether aemulatio vicini may provide a sufficient foundation for a general doctrine of abuse of rights in Scots law.
Elspeth Christie Reid 'The Law of Trusts in Russia' (1998) Review of Central and East European Law Vol. 24 (2) pp. 43-56
Elspeth Christie Reid 'Review Article - New Books on Russian Law' (1997) Europe-Asia Studies Vol 48 pp.736-738
Elspeth Christie Reid 'The Basis of Liability in Nuisance' (1997) Juridical Review pp. 162-175
Elspeth Christie Reid 'The Russian Federation Constitutional Court, October 1991-1993' (1995) Coexistence (now Europe-Asia Studies) vol 32, 277-303
Elspeth Christie Reid 'Protecting legitimate expectations and estoppel: Scotland report' in Bénédicte Fauvarque-Cosson (eds) La confiance légitime et l'estoppel (Société de législation comparée, 2007) 349-376
Elspeth Christie Reid 'Shotlandskoye pravo kak smeshannaya pravovaya sistema (Scots law as a mixed legal system)' in (eds) Themis. Yearbook of the History of Law and Jurisprudence (R.I.Ts. (Moscow), 2002) 118-134