Legal Systems of Scottish Churches

Marjory MacLean (Editor)
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Explains the laws of the Church of Scotland, Scottish Episcopalian Church and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland

Solicitors and counsel in Scotland receive little training in the information systems of the Churches in Scotland. This makes it difficult for them to advise on church law or appear in ecclesiastical courts, tribunals or commissions. Following well-received seminars on the Church of Scotland's legal system in 2007, and with additional contributions from the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church, this book was specially written to fill this gap. It includes chapters on the various Churches' polity, processes and judicial procedures, including the Church of Scotland's Judicial Commission and disciplinary processes.

Key Features
  • A welcome reference for those who work and hold positions of responsibility within Churches, for those preparing for ministry or legal practice, and for practitioners called upon to appear before Church courts
  • Contributions written by senior office-bearers of the General Assembly explain the law and practice of the Church of Scotland
  • Includes a full description of the systems of the Scottish Episcopal Church
  • With a valuable note from the Roman Catholic Church

Product Details

Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date
February 15, 2009

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