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MacQueen reappointed to Scottish Law Commission
Professor Hector MacQueen has been reappointed as a commissioner to the Scottish Law Commission for a further three years, the Justice Secretary announced today.
Professor MacQueen, who has taught in the Edinburgh Law School since 1979, was appointed as a full-time commissioner in September 2009. He specialises in contract law, and projects led by him include a large project reviewing the Scots law of contract in light of the European Draft Common Frame of Reference. The recommendations of the most recent report of that project, on Formation of Contract: Execution in Counterpart, are now being taken forward in the Scottish Parliament as the Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill.
The professor also leads the Commission’s engagement with a joint project with the Law Commission for England & Wales on aspects of insurance law. The most recent report in that project is the joint Report on Insurance Contract Law: Business Disclosure; Warranties; Insurers’ Remedies for Fraudulent Claims; and Late Payment. An Insurance Bill based on the recommendations in that report has been introduced in the UK Parliament.
The reappointment, which continues full time, will run from 28 September 2014 to 27 September 2017.