Professor George L Gretton
Lord President Reid Professor of Law
BA, LLB, WS, FRSE
School of Law University of Edinburgh Old College South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL UK
Tel: 0131 650 2003
Fax: 0131 650 2005
Professor George Gretton holds the Lord President Reid Chair of Law at the University of Edinburgh. His interests lie in the fields of commercial law, property law, trusts, insolvency law, comparative law and legal history. From 2006 to 2011 he was a Commissioner at the He currently co-supervises the following doctoral students: Craig Anderson, Patrick Galea, Bonnie Holligan and John MacLeod.
Scottish Law Commission.
Comparative and International Trust Law
(LLM) (Course Organiser)
Legal Reasoning and Legal System - NOT RUNNING 2012 TO 2013
Scottish Legal System
Joseph Jonathan Tshilomb 'Multimodal Transport of Goods in relation with The Current Shipowner's Liability Regimes as seen from a Claims Handling Perspective with regard to Protection and Indemnity Insurance'
Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton Conveyancing 2012 (Avizandum Publishing Ltd, 2013) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton Conveyancing 2011 (Avizandum, 2012) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum, 2011) Conveyancing 2010 George L Gretton, Kenneth Reid (W Green, 2011) Conveyancing (4th edn) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum, 2010) Conveyancing 2009 George L Gretton, Kenneth Reid (Avizandum, 2009) Conveyancing 2008 George L Gretton, Andrew J. M. Steven (Tottel Publishing, 2009) Property, Trusts and Succession
This book is aimed at LLB students in Scotland studying property, trusts and succession.
Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum Publishing Ltd, 2008) Conveyancing 2007 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum Publishing, 2007) Conveyancing 2006 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum Publishing, 2006) Conveyancing 2005 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (Avizandum Publishing, 2005) Conveyancing 2004 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (LexisNexis, 2004) Conveyancing 2003 George L Gretton, Kenneth Reid Conveyancing (3rd edn) (Thomson/W Green, 2004) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (LexisNexis, 2003) Conveyancing 2002 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton Conveyancing 2001 (Butterworths, 2002) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton Conveyancing 2000 (Butterworths, 2001) Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton (T & T Clark, 2000) Conveyancing 1999 George L Gretton (1996) The Law of Inhibition and Adjudication (2nd edn)
George L Gretton 'Reform of Securty over Movable Property' (2012) 16: 261-67 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'The Laws of the Game' (2012) 16: 414-20 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Upsetting the Apple-Cart: Standard Securities before the Supreme Court' (2011) 15: 251 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Missives by Fax or PDF?' (2010) 280 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Ownership and its Objects' (2007) Rabels Zeitschrift Vol 71, p 802 George L Gretton 'Legal Science or Law-Lite?' (2006) February/14 Journal of the Law Society of Scotland George L Gretton 'Insolvency Risk in Sale' (2005) 355-344 Juridical Review George L Gretton, Stewart Brymer, Roderick Paisley and Robert Rennie 'Automated Registration of Title to Land' (2005) 201–250 Juridical Review George L Gretton 'Ownership and Insolvency: Burnett’s Tr v Grainger' (2004) 8: 389–395 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Reception without Integration? Floating Charges and Mixed systems' (2003) 78: 307-332 Tulane Law Review George L Gretton 'Registration of company charges' (2002) 6: 146-175 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Equitable Ownership in Scots Law?' (2001) 5: 73-80 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Striking the Balance' (2001) 255-260 Scots Law Times George L Gretton, William W. McBryde 'Sequestration and the Spes Successionis' (2000) 4(2), 129-146 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Constructive Trusts and Insolvency' (2000) European Review of Private Law George L Gretton 'Trusts without Equity' (2000) Vol.49, pp.599-620 International and Comparative Law Quarterly George L Gretton 'The Tsunami is coming' (1999) Signet Newsletter 3 George L Gretton 'Sexually Transmitted Debt' (1999) Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg pp. 419-433 George L Gretton 'Good news for bankers - bad news for lawyers?' (1999) pp.3-55 Scots Law Times George L Gretton 'Constructive Trusts' (1997) Vol. 1 pp.281-316, 408-419 Edinburgh Law Review
This paper was delivered in Edinburgh on 19 October 1996, at a conference on constructive trusts sponsored by the Scottish Law Commission, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Edinburgh. The first part, which appears in this issue, deals with the nature of the constructive trust, and raises the question of whether it in fact exists in Scots law, and, if it does, to what extent and to what effect. The view arrived at is that it does exist, though only at the margin. It is argued that the doctrine is an unhelpful one and can be productive of injustice. In the second part, which will appear in Issue 3 of Volume 1, possibilities for law reform are examined.
George L Gretton 'Owning Rights and Things' (1997) Stellenbosch Law Review pp.176-180 George L Gretton 'Software: Binding the End User' (1996) pp.524-525 Journal of Business Law George L Gretton 'Swaps and Unjustified Enrichment' (1996) pp.327-328 Journal of Business Law
George L Gretton 'Security over Moveables in Scots Law' in (eds) (Routledge-Cavendish, 2009) 270-84 The Reform fo UK Personal Property Security Law: Comparative Perspectives George L Gretton 'Fideicommissary Substitutions: Scots Law in Historical and Comparative Perspective' in Kenneth Reid, Reinhard Zimmermann, M. J. De Waal (eds) (Edinburgh University Press, 2007) Exploring the Law of Succession: Studies National, Historical and Comparative George L Gretton 'Scotland' in Michele Graziadei, Ugo Mattei and Lionel Smith (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2005) Commercial Trusts in European Private Law George L Gretton 'The Rational and the National' in Elspeth Christie Reid, David Carey Miller (eds) (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T B Smith and the Progress of Scots Law George L Gretton, Others 'Principles' in William W. McBryde, Axel Flessner and S.C.J.J. Kortmann (eds) (Kluwer Law International, 2005) pp. 625–634 Principles of European Insolvency Law George L Gretton, William W. McBryde 'National Report for Scotland' in William W. McBryde, Axel Flessner and S.C.J.J. Kortmann (eds) (Kluwer Law International, 2005) pp. 529–571 Principles of European Insolvency Law George L Gretton 'Scotland' in William Swadling (eds) (Hart Publishing, 2004) pp. 169–185 The Quistclose Trust: Critical Essays George L Gretton 'Scotland' in Eva-Maria Kieninger (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2004) Security Rights in Movable Property in Europe George L Gretton, Petrus Nienaber 'Assignation/Cession' in Kenneth Reid, Reinhard Zimmermann, Daniel Visser (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2004) 787-818 Mixed Legal Systems in Comparative Perspective: Property and Obligations in Scotland and South Africa George L Gretton 'Proprietary Issues' in David Johnston and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 2002) Unjustified Enrichment: Key Issues in Comparative Perspective George L Gretton 'The protection of property rights' in Alan Boyle, Chris Himsworth, Hector MacQueen, Andrea Loux (eds) (Hart Publishing, 2002) 275-292 Human Rights and Scots Law George L Gretton 'Constructive Trusts and Insolvency' in J.M. Milo and J.M. Smits (eds) (Ars Aequi Libri, 2001) Trusts in Mixed Legal Systems George L Gretton 'Trusts' in Kenneth Reid, Reinhard Zimmermann (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2000) pp.480-517 A History of Private Law in Scotland, vol 1: Introduction and Property
One of the central questions in any attempt to study the history of trust must be the extent of English influence. It is a question of considerable difficulty, which is discussed in this chapter. The origins of the trust remain uncertain, and while it must be presumed that English law had some influence — the adoption of the English name is suggestive — the evidence does not support the theory of anything like a reception of English trust law, and, indeed, it is hard to prove any substantial degree of English influence before about the middle of the nineteenth century, by which time the institution had long been established.
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267782.003.0012 George L Gretton 'Scots Law in a Golden Age' in Anthony J. Kinahan (eds) (Sweet and Maxwell, 1999) 163-172 Now and Then: A Celebration of Sweet & Maxwell's Bicentenary George L Gretton 'Mixed Systems' in Joseph J. Norton, Mads Andenas (eds) (Kluwer Law International, 1998) pp.279-292 Emerging financial markets and secured transactions George L Gretton 'Scotland: The Evolution of the Trust in a Semi-Civilian System' in R. Helmboltz, R. Zimmermann (eds) (Duncker and Humblot, Berlin , 1998) pp.507-542 Itinera Fiduciae: Trust and Trenhand in Historical perspective George L Gretton 'Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act' in Robert Rennie (eds) (W. Green & Son , 1998) A3 -A75 Scottish Conveyancing Legislation George L Gretton 'Trust and Patrimony' in Hector MacQueen (W. Green / Sweet & Maxwell, 1996) pp.182-192 Scots Law into the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of W. A. Wilson
George L Gretton 'Farewell to their Lordships?' (2005) Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 514-516 George L Gretton, Stewart Brymer, Roderick Paisley and Robert Rennie 'Waste Paper?' (2004) 49: 54–57 Journal of the Law Society of Scotland George L Gretton 'Feudalism RIP' (2004) 49:14-17 Journal of the Law Society of Scotland George L Gretton 'Scotland and the Supreme Court' (2003) 265–266 Scots Law Times George L Gretton 'The Integrity of Property Law and the Integrity of the Registers' (2001) 135-138 Scots Law Times George L Gretton 'Scots Law in Shock' (1999) Vol. 6, pp.403-406 European Review of Private Law George L Gretton 'The Reform of Moveable Security Law' (1999) pp.301-305 Scots Law Times George L Gretton 'Kaur v Singh' (1998) Scottish Civil Law Reports pp.863-865 George L Gretton 'Hewit v Williamson' (1998) Scottish Civil Law Reports pp.616-618 George L Gretton 'Review of Reinhard Zimmermann & Daniel Visser (eds) Southern Cross' (1997) 501-506 Edinburgh Law Review George L Gretton 'Casenote on Kaur v Singh' (1997) Scottish Civil Law Reports 1085-1087 George L Gretton 'Servitudes and Uninfeft Proprietors' (1997) Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly pp.90-92 George L Gretton 'Sexually Transmitted Debt' (1997) pp.195-197 Scots Law Times George L Gretton 'Review of F. Wieacker History of Private Law in Europe' (1996) 977 International and Comparative Law Quarterly George L Gretton 'The Colour of Money' (1996) Scottish Banker p.14 George L Gretton 'Case note, Short's Trustee v. Keeper of the Registers, Scottish Civil Case Reports' (1996) Scottish Civil Law Reports pp.585-586 Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton 'Retention of Title for All Sums: A Reply' (1993) (News) 165-7 Scots Law Times Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton 'Romalpa Clauses: The Current Position' (1985) (News) 329-35 Scots Law Times Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton 'Insolvency and Title: A Reply' (1985) 30: 109-11 Journal of the Law Society of Scotland Kenneth Reid, George L Gretton 'Retention of Title in Romalpa Clauses' (1983) (News) 77-82 Scots Law Times