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About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.

Research on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership

The Scottish Land Commission has just published a Report which it commissioned on interventions to manage land markets and limit the concentration of land ownership in places other than Scotland. It can be accessed here (PDF here). It draws insights … Continue reading

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Inheritance in Scots law, the interaction of prior rights on intestacy and legal rights, and legislative reform

DISCLAIMER: what follows is a technical blog post on an aspect of the Scots law of succession (inheritance). The law of succession comprises the body of rules that apply in any legal system that provides for the flow of property … Continue reading

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An environmental court for Scotland?

This is a short (sign)post to this article in The National today, where I get a quote. The proposal itself has been raised by Donald Cameron MSP of the Scottish Conservatives. Cameron is also an advocate who knows a thing … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: the Scottish University Land Unit

On 25 January 2018, with limited fanfare, the Development Trusts Association Scotland made a page on its website live. You may not have heard of the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), and even if you have you may not have … Continue reading

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Evidence on Common Good Property and Funds

This is a mini blog [sign]post about a niche area of Scots property law. Last year I offered a short blog post on “Common Good Property and Funds”, which the Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament was … Continue reading

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Proposed Regulation of Privately-Operated Car Parks (Scotland) Bill

Murdo Fraser MSP has brought forward a “proposal for a Bill to regulate the provision of, and charging for, privately-operated car parking in Scotland” to Holyrood. I have blogged and written about this topic before. As such, I offered a … Continue reading

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My 2017 in review

Another year, yet another reflective blog post. 2017 was definitely a year, in which stuff happened. A snap UK election. Brexit machinations. Tonnes to write about. Which I won’t do here. Rather, I will do my usual and crunch the … Continue reading

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