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Recommended Reading for Candidates in Scotland

There are a number of texts which can assist candidates in their studies for our examinations.

Many of them are also of general interest to those simply wishing to learn more about the conduct of arbitration in Scotland. Please consult our Bibliography.

General Law

  • The Law of Scotland (10th Edition), Gloag & Henderson (W Green & Son Ltd)
  • The Law of Contract, W M Gloag (2nd Edition Caledonian Books)
  • Glossary (Scottish Legal Terms), The Law Society of Scotland
  • The Law of Contract in Scotland, W W McBryde (W Green & Sons Ltd)
  • Delict, D M Walker
  • Delict, William J Stewart
  • Delictual liability, Joe Thomson


  • Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, Greens Annotated Acts, Fraser Davidson, Hew Dundas and David Bartos
  • The Arbitration (Scotland) Bill 2009: Converting vision into Reality, Hew Dundas, Arbitration, Vol 76, No 1, February 2010
  • Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010
  • Arbitration, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland
  • International Commercial Arbitration (Scotland & The Uncitral Model Law), Fraser Davidson (W Green & Son Ltd)
  • Arbitrator, Fraser Davidson
  • An Introduction to Written Pleadings, Robert Black (The Law Society of Scotland)
  • Pleadings Without Tears, William M Rose
  • Evidence (2nd Edition), David Field & Fiona Raitt
  • Law of Evidence in Scotland, Walker & Walker
  • The Scottish Arbitration Code (for use in Domestic and International Arbitration)CIArb (Scottish Branch), Scottish Council for International Arbitration. Scottish Building Contract Committee
  • The Uncitral Model Law, The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990

Construction Contracts

  • Construction Contracts, Law and Practice, Richard Wilmot-smith QC
  • Hudson's Building and Civil Engineering Contracts, I N Duncan Wallace (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Construction Law, James P Connolly (The Robert Gordon University)
  • Keating on Building Contracts, Donald Keating (6th Edition Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Building and Civil Engineering Standard Forms, I N Duncan Wallace (Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Construction Contracts: Principles and Policies in Tort (Sweet & Maxwell), I N Duncan Wallace

Further advice

  • Candidates are advised to read professional magazines and construction press material which often report on items of general interest in case law, legal developments in Scots Law, English Law and International Law and on Arbitration.
  • Candidates should also be aware of the rules which exist under which arbitration proceedings may be conducted e.g. The Scottish Branch Rules 1998 Edition and The Scottish Arbitration Code, paper copies of which are available from our Honorary Secretary Alistair Dean e: