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Moveable Transactions Reform



G.04 Screening room
50 George Square,
University of Edinburgh


20 April - 14:00-17:30
21 April - 09:00-15:30

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law presents a conference on

Moveable Transactions Reform

This event will run from 14:00 on 20 April 2023 to 16:00 on 21 April 2023

The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill is currently before the Scottish Parliament and is expected to become law later this year.

Moveable transactions laws are of significant economic importance. They enable access to finance, by the selling of claims such as invoices and the granting of security over assets such as equipment, vehicles and intellectual property. Current Scottish law here is outdated and inadequate.

This conference will consider the reforms being made in five sessions:

  1. The need for reform.
  2. Assignation.
  3. Security: general including insolvency aspects.
  4. Security and new asset types.
  5. What next?

The speakers are:

  • Professor George Gretton, former Scottish Law Commissioner and Lord President Reid Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Edinburgh
  • Lord Drummond Young, former Chair of the Scottish Law Commission and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh
  • Bruce Wood CVO, formerly of Morton Fraser, Solicitors
  • Dr Hamish Patrick, Shepherd and Wedderburn, Solicitors
  • Dr Magda Raczynska, Associate Professor of Law, UCL
  • Dr Chike Emedosi, Lecturer in Law, University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Chunlin Leonhard, Leon Sarpy Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University, New Orleans
  • Dr Jonathan Hardman, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Alisdair MacPherson, Lecturer in Law, University of Aberdeen
  • Professor Caroline Rupp, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel
  • Professor Sarah Green, Law Commissioner for England and Wales
  • Professor Chris Odinet, Professor of Law, University of Iowa and MacCormick Fellow, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Sean Thomas, Reader in Law, University of York
  • Professor Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballell, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid
  • Richard Calnan, Norton Rose Fulbright and City of London Law Society
  • Professor Louise Gullifer KC (hon), Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Andrew Steven, former Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Property Law, University of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law is grateful to the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and Edinburgh Law School for their financial support of the conference.

Register to attend in person

Register to attend online on 20th April 2023

Register to attend online on 21st April 2023