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Professor Laura Macgregor

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Chair of Scots Law


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Thursday 10:00-11:00

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2034


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Laura Macgregor currently holds the chair of Commercial Contract Law. She was recently appointed to the Law School's prestigious Chair of Scots Law, her appointment beginning on 1 July 2020. She will be the first woman since the Chair's inception 297 years ago to hold the Chair. Before becoming an academic Laura spent several years as a solicitor in practice with a major Scottish law firm in Edinburgh. She began her academic career as a lecturer at Glasgow Law School, joining Edinburgh Law School in 2002.

Ph.D. supervision interests

She welcomes PhD enquiries which relate generally to her fields of interest. In particular she would be interested in supervising research into agency law, partnership law or contract law within Europe.

Research Interests

Laura's interests lie in the field of commercial law, specifically contract law, agency law and partnership.  Her research considers Scots law in its comparative context, both European and global. She is also interested in legal history.

She is the author of the leading monograph, Agency Law in Scotland, (ISBN 9780414018051), published in the prestigious Scottish Universities Law Institute Series. 

Currently working on a project on the law of partnership, her most recent article, 'Partnerships and Legal Personality: A Cautionary Tale From Scotland' will be published by the Journal of Corporate Law Studies in 2020.