Hector MacQueen: C.B.E.

The Blog is delighted to report that Her Majesty has honoured Professor Hector L MacQueen of this University with the award of the rank of Commander of the British Empire for services to legal scholarship.

Professor MacQueen is one of a tiny handful of truly distinguished legal historians in Britain, as well as a distinguished private lawyer who served for many years as a Scottish Law Commissioner, with a particular interest in intellectual property and contract

As a legal historian he is an all-rounder; but he best known for his work on the middle ages, notably with his outstanding book Common Law and Feudal Society in Medieval Scotland, first published in 1993, and his pathbreaking work on brieves more generally.