Mrs Fiona Grant

Lecturer

School Dundee Business School

Department Division of Law

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8466

Biography

I was appointed as a Lecturer in Law at Abertay in 2010

After working in journalism and local government for many years, I returned to education to study law, and graduated from Abertay with a first class honours degree in 2004.

I served as an elected representative of Dundee City Council for 13 years, including four years as depute-leader.  

Between 1996 and 2007, I was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Justices of the Peace Advisory Committee OK for the City of Dundee District.  I also undertook duties  as a Prison Visitor at HMP Noranside/ HMP Glenochil/ HMP Cornton Vale. 

Between 2010 and 2011, I was a Director of Dundee North Law Centre. 

I have published on a variety of topics and am the author of Legal Research Skills for Scots lawyers.

My current research interests include the free movement of personal data in the context of information security and contemporary issues in intellectual property law .

BA (Hons) First Class in law, University of Abertay Dundee 2004

Lecturer in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2010 -

Teaching Fellow in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2006-2010

Teaching Assistant in Law, University of Abertay Dundee 2004 – 2006                       

Elected member of Dundee City Council 1994 – 2007

Depute Leader of Dundee City  Council  2003 – 2007

Depute Convenor of Policy and Resources 2003 - 2007

Depute Convenor Education 2003-2007

Depute Convenor Economic Development 2003-2007

Convenor of Planning and Transportation  1999 – 2007

Member of the Justices Committee for the City of Dundee District  1999 – 2007

Justice of the Peace for the City of Dundee District  1996 – 2007

Convenor of Development Quality (Planning) 1995 – 1999

Depute Convenor Planning and Transport  1995 - 1999

Prison Visitor ( HMP Noranside/ HMP Glenochil/ HMP Cornton Vale) circa 1995 – 1999

Journalist (Dundee/London/Yorkshire) 1980 –86

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual Property; Information Technology law; Criminal law; Delict, Legal Systems 

Publications (in the last ten years)


Peer Reviewed

Due 2016 Grant, F. Rights and personal data, and the free movement of such data for EU security purposes in the context of the proposal for a directive for the purposes of prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, in Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy, Swinton K. and O’Neill M. eds, (Cambridge University Press )


Books, monographs, book chapters


Business Law in Scotland (2015) 3rd Edition Editor: Gillian Black, Edinburgh: W Green. Chapter 18 Negotiable Instruments;  Chapter 19 Rights in Security.


Grant, F.  (2014) Legal Research Skills for Scots Lawyers, Edinburgh: W Green.


Business Law in Scotland (2011) 2nd Edition Editor: Gillian Black, Thomson/W Green published Chapter 18 Negotiable Instruments; Chapter 19 Rights in Security.


Business Law in Scotland (2008) Editor: Gillian Black, Thomson/W Green Chapter 18 Negotiable Instruments; Chapter 19 Rights in Security.

 

Practitioner journals


Book review Scottish Legal Action Group [SCOLAG] Legal Journal January 2010 page22 The Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 Text and Commentary


Mitchell and another v Glasgow City Council [2009] UKHL 11; [2009] 2 WLR 481; 2009 SLT 247 Scottish Law Gazette 2009 – S.L.G. 2009, 77(2), 59-61


Breast is Best- The Breastfeeding (Scotland) Act 2005, 2005 Scottish Law Gazette
Vol 73, No 3


Waste and Court Time McKeller v Aberdeen Council (CSOH) 2005 Scottish Law Gazette Vol 73, No 2, 2005
Pricing Policy Conditions in Liquor Licensing, 2004 Scottish Law Gazette Vol 72,
No 6

 

Other

Funded collaborative submission from a group of UK academics on behalf of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association [BILETA] in response to the Intellectual Property Office’s Technical review of a copyright exception for parody July 2013  http://www.ipo.gov.uk/techreview-parody.pdf

Media comment on civil damages in Scotland   The Scotsman June 2012

http://www.scotsman.com/news/mind-the-gap-between-judge-and-jury-awards-1-2360695

 

Funded collaborative submission from a group of UK academics on behalf of the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association [BILETA] in response to the Intellectual Property Office’s Consultation on Copyright   May 2012

http://bileta.ac.uk/content/files/consultation%20responses/Parody2013.pdf

 

Unfunded respondent to the Scottish Law Commission’s Discussion Paper on Criminal Liability of Partnerships (DP No 150) August 2011 see subsequent  Report 224 http://www.scotlawcom.gov.uk/publications/reports/2010-present/

 Book review Scottish Legal Action Group [SCOLAG] Legal Journal  published January 2010 page 22

The Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 Text and Commentary

 

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