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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.

A land reform explainer for a primary school project on the Highland Clearances

A friend recently got in touch to ask me if I would be willing to assist with her daughter’s primary 7 project. For readers outside Scotland, primary 7 is the last year of primary school before entering secondary education. The … Continue reading

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Some reflections about Nature Conservation and the Law of Evidence

On 15 June 2018 I was involved in an event at the University of Aberdeen alongside my then colleague at the School of Law, Dr Phil Glover. We were joined by Ian Thomson from RSPB Scotland and Tim Baynes from … Continue reading

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Law clinics and pro bono publico in the internet age – the SULCN Conference 2018

This blog post by me was first published by Scottish Legal News. It is reproduced here with permission. On 6 June 2018, students and staff from seven of Scotland’s universities met at the University of Dundee for the seventh annual … Continue reading

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Exclusion Erosion – Scots property law and the right to exclude

I have published a chapter in a new edited collection of essays, entitled “Exclusion Erosion – Scots property law and the right to exclude”. An open access version of the paper is available here. There is no abstract in the … Continue reading

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Winds of change? Crofting, community and renewable energy development in the Hebrides

This is a blog (sign)post, directing to another blog post that has just been published over at the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen’s blog. Needless to say, I wrote yonder blog post. The legalities of it made … Continue reading

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Abandonment of land in Scots law, with reference to the Scottish Coal case

This is a blog (sign)post, directing to a note that has just been published in the Edinburgh Law Review on the abandonment of land in Scots law. This is a topic I was studying last year (see this blog post … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2018 – 6 June at the University of Dundee

The seventh annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place in Dundee on the afternoon of Wednesday 6 June 2018. The keynote will be given by Mike Dailly of the Govan Law Centre. I am … Continue reading

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