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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.

Lord Lovat’s Land Access Lament

I’ve been interested in access to land for long enough now that my friends, online contacts, students, and even occasional randoms bring access-related signs and placards put in place by land managers or news reports of access disputes to my … Continue reading

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The Tenement Management Scheme, scheme decisions about secure entry systems, and a smattering of teaching nostalgia

The title for this blog post was something I mulled over for a while. After thinking about this for far too long, I opted for what can fairly be described as a boringly accurate title. So be it. It’s my … Continue reading

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Scottish University Law Clinic Network Conference 2019 – 7 June at Edinburgh Napier University

The eighth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) will take place at Edinburgh Napier University on Friday 7 June 2019. Details of and registration for the event can be found on this Eventbrite page. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Access to land and access to justice: an update from SULU

Last year, I was involved in the launch of an initiative called the Scottish University Land Unit. As detailed at some length in an earlier blog post, this was and indeed is designed to partner the skills and enthusiasm of … Continue reading

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New book – 4th edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland by Robson and Combe

If anyone is looking for some light reading about residential leasing in Scotland, there is a new book on the market that could be just the ticket. The fourth edition of Residential Tenancies: Private and Social Renting in Scotland, by … Continue reading

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Two cases on the continuing place for public rights of way in Scots law

In the new edition of the Juridical Review, there is a “Case and Comment” piece by Douglas Cusine and me. This considers two sheriff court cases from last year which related to claims that public rights of way existed at … Continue reading

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Scottish Land Commission Investigation into the Issues Associated with Large scale and Concentrated Landownership in Scotland

On 20 March 2019, the Scottish Land Commission published a Report (PDF) on its website, and used that Report as an opportunity to make a number of recommendations about Scotland’s land. The Report is entitled “Investigation into the Issues Associated … Continue reading

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