Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jura says “Yes!”

Last month I blogged about the proposed buyout of Jura’s general store. In that blog, I noted that this was #notlandreformnews. Why? You will recall the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 offers non-crofting communities in rural Scotland a right of … Continue reading

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Have you heard of Streetlaw? If not, what springs to mind? When I first heard the term my thoughts veered from: (a) being streetwise about the law; (b) the law that governs you when you are on the street (and … Continue reading

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That pesky thing called judicial review

Judicial review, eh? I mean, what a bind. Having to deal with NIMBYs getting in the way of capital projects, and all that. Imagine, then, my relief that ‘David Cameron has promised to crack down on “time-wasting” caused by the … Continue reading

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Giving away an island: Parts 1, 2 and 3

A short story follows, relating to the land mass that is Lewis and Harris (actually one island) and its surrounding islands. Imagine you owned an island, yes, a whole island. Now imagine it is as big as Scalpay in the … Continue reading

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Diversity in Academe – lessons for law teaching and practice?

The legal profession and the law schools that feed it have traditionally been something of a male preserve, but that is changing. Before anyone panics or heckles, I am not about to quote statistics or any research to back up … Continue reading

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Law, teaching and technology

Call me a bit of an idealist, but I like to know what I am doing. This is the kind of unfortunate trait that made me want to become English law qualified a few years ago when, despite (or perhaps … Continue reading

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