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Resolving Scottish paediatric end-of-life conflicts. (2022)
Journal Article
SIVERS, S. and DOWNIE, M. [2022]. Resolving Scottish paediatric end-of-life conflicts. Medico-legal journal [online], (accepted). To be made available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/00258172221135416

This article considers mediation as a means of resolving decision-making disputes between clinicians and parents in paediatric end-of-life cases. It examines the legal tests applied in England and Wales, and notes the lack of precedent in Scotland. T... Read More about Resolving Scottish paediatric end-of-life conflicts..

The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland. (2022)
Thesis
JONES, A. 2022. The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712821

The Governments of the constituent parts of the UK have, in recent years, considered promoting the exploitation of UK shale formations via fracking in order to recover oil and gas. In all jurisdictions, this has been met with opposition groups citing... Read More about The relationship between the social licence and law in the context of the Scottish fracking debate: a textual, thematic and comparative analysis of environmental and planning law governing onshore oil and gas authorisations in Scotland..

The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts. (2022)
Thesis
ADETOBA, O.A. 2022. The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1712649

This thesis examines the growing disparity in the application of the doctrine of freedom of contract in international commercial contracts, because of the need to protect perceived weaker parties. Using the qualitative doctrinal legal research and ad... Read More about The importance of the protection of micro enterprises in B2B international commercial contracts..

National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. (2020)
Thesis
AZUBIKE, V.C. 2020. National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1357841

Debates on the relevance of national oil companies (NOCs) as a means for a state to adequately manage their petroleum resources have been put forward by some critics. Some critics argue that the traditional national oil company model is antiquated. A... Read More about National oil companies and resource nationalism: a challenge for a petroleum resource-rich state..

Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland. (2020)
Journal Article
BROWN, J. and CHRISTIE, S. 2020. Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland. Oxford journal of legal studies [online], 40(4), pages 682-707. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqaa019

The cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans placed the withdrawal of treatment from terminally ill infants at the forefront of medical law and ethics. In the medico-legal context, Scottish court procedures materially differ from those in England. This... Read More about Pater knows best: withdrawal of medical treatment from infants in Scotland..

An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. (2020)
Thesis
CHUKS-EZIKE, C. 2020. An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Oil and gas resource exploitation has hugely contributed to Nigeria's revenue. This is therefore an important contributor to the Nigerian economy. Nigerian oil and gas business has been mainly facilitated by multinational and indigenous oil companies... Read More about An analysis of the deficiencies impeding regulation of environmental standards in the Nigeran oil and gas industry and possible solutions through legal transplantation from other model regimes..

Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law. (2019)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2019. Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law. Journal of medical law and ethics [online], 2019(1). Available from: https://www.uitgeverijparis.nl/en/reader/205341/1001426917

This paper considers the interpretation of section 25(2)(c) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, on the relevance of subsequent inconsistent behaviour by the maker of an advance decision. Consideration of the very few cases, and analysis of how existing... Read More about Advance decisions, dementia and subsequent inconsistent behaviour: a call for greater clarity in the law..

Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. (2018)
Thesis
HOWARD, M. 2018. Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This research aims to ascertain whether and to what extent cultural issues impact the accessibility and effectiveness of international arbitration, and to provide recommendations which will contribute to the improvement of international arbitration.... Read More about Impacts of cultural differences on international arbitration based on the example of Iran..

Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law. (2017)
Journal Article
CHRISTIE, S. 2017. Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law. Journal of medical law and ethics (online), 5(1), pages 1-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7590/221354017X14901892827392

In the context of an ageing population, end-of-life care planning is increasingly important. The law in Scotland does not, as yet, take the active and specific steps to help address this that are evident in other jurisdictions. I contend that there a... Read More about Effective end-of-life care planning in Scotland: culture and law..

Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. (2017)
Thesis
ONYEJEKWE, N.C. 2017. Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The recession that started in the late 2000s has created significant economic and financial challenges globally and within nation states. In particular, oil-producing countries have been further affected by the fall in oil price. It is therefore cruc... Read More about Using corporate tax regimes to promote economic growth and development: a legal analysis of the Nigerian corporate tax regime..