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The Acts of the Scottish Lords of Council in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries: Records and Reports<sup>☼</sup>

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625161
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0020
The Acts of the Scottish Lords of Council in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries: Records and Reports☼

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This article considers briefly the emergence of a judicial council which lies behind the creation of the Court of Session in 1532 and the acta which record their work. So-called decision Practicks begin with Sinclair in 1540 recording contemporary decisions but digest Practicks record decisions which seem to have been collected in a register referred to by Balfour. This register does not seem to have been a contemporary record, at least for the earliest cases, and the arrangement appears to have been chronological with the entries derived from the recorded acta which have been preserved.

Keywords: Acts of Council; Balfour's Practicks; Decision Practicks; Digest Practicks; Register of decreets

Chapter.  8556 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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