- Title: Scott on Cession: A Treatise on the Law in South Africa
- Author: Susan Scott
- Publisher: Juta
- Country of Origin: South Africa
- Publication Year: 2018
- ISBN: 9781485127048
- Bib. Info: Paperback; 630pp
Scott on Cession: A Treatise on the Law in South Africa is a comprehensive exposition of the law of cession.
Scott incorporates aspects of her doctoral thesis (1977), her previous book on cession, The Law of Cession, (1991) and her articles on cession that have been published in law journals. The book focuses on case law, but case law as a source of law in this branch of the law poses particular problems: some of the earlier decisions, and even recent ones, are based on Roman-Dutch law, which no longer completely satisfies current modern needs. To explain certain idiosyncrasies in the case law, Scott refers to the historical development of cession as a legal institution.
The book also provides extensive commentary on certain problematic aspects of cession, using comparable legal systems, and incorporates the dogmatic foundations of the law of cession.