Shona Warwick

Thesis title: The Lease and the Licence in Scots law: A historical-doctrinal analysis


Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, Shona moved to Edinburgh to complete the LLB at the University of Edinburgh, gaining a First Class Honours Degree in 2017. Discovering she enjoyed the research aspects of her undergraduate degree, Shona decided to pursue a PhD in Law and is currently finishing her first year. Her chosen topic is the Scottish law of leases. Outside her studies, she is actively involved in several university societies and is currently the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Edinburgh Student Law Review.


First Class LLB(Hons)

Undergraduate teaching

Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh, on the Introduction to Scots Law Course.

Ordinary Tutor at Edinburgh Law School for Family Law, Contract Law, Business Entities, Business Law and Commercial Law.

Research summary

Shona's PhD focuses on the Scots law of leases, with a focus on the contractual elements of the lease and a comparison with the licence to occupy in Scots law. Her PhD has a strong historical element, considering the Scottish Institutional writers and early case law, as well as a comparative element, considering the experiences with leases and licences of legal systems who share similarities with Scots law.

Project activity

Ius Commune Research School PhD Programme

Conference details

23rd Ius Commune Conference, Amsterdam, 2018