Frances Rooney, an Associate at Harper Macleod, has authored the third edition of the Conveyancing volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.
The new edition has gone live on Lexis Nexis and will soon be published in hard copy.
The Encyclopaedia comprises 25 volumes, within which 130 titles cover the whole spectrum of Scots Law, thus providing the only comprehensive narrative statement of the law of Scotland. Written by leading professionals and academics, it ranks among a select group of publications which is cited with approval before the courts and is the cornerstone of law libraries throughout Scotland for both practitioners and academics alike.
The Conveyancing volume, which is updated every 10-15 years, is an up-to-date and authoritative source of the law and practice on such topics as missives, the structure and content of deeds, signature and delivery, electronic conveyancing, insolvency, succession, securities, LBTT and land registration.
Frances works closely with the Registers of Scotland, the Law Society of Scotland, Professor Robert Rennie and other key stakeholders in shaping law and practice following the overhaul of land and property law under the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012. In addition, she is a member of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland, and a member of a Working Party which in conjunction with the Law Society and the Property Standardisation Group (PSG) creates standardised residential conveyancing documentation for use throughout the profession.
She is one of Scotland's leading experts on Land Registration, and heads up Harper Macleod's Land Registration team.