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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.

Land law responses to the sharing economy: short-term lets and title conditions

I have an article in Issue 4 of the 2017 Juridical Review, the law journal of the Scottish Universities. Here is the abstract: Short-term lets of land are not a new phenomenon. In contrast, the processes by which many short-term … Continue reading

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Beneficial interest, controlling interest, and the Land Register of Scotland

On 1 December 2017, a conference was held to celebrate the contribution of Professor George Gretton to Scots law and beyond. Conference proceedings have been Storified by me here. On the day, papers were presented on a variety of topics … Continue reading

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Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law: A note to law students

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This post is by Dr Justin Borg-Barthet It isn’t my job to preach to you or to teach you right from wrong.  But I will, on this occasion, explain why the skills we impart are so…

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Abandoning Principles: The Right (and Wrong) of Abandonment of Land in Scots Law

On Friday 13 October 2017, I will be presenting a paper at the University of Aberdeen. Details of that seminar (and links to other events run by the School of Law) can be found here. The extended abstract of this … Continue reading

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Some Scottish perspectives on land reform in South Africa

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This is a blog post by Malcolm Combe, reflecting on a recent research trip to South Africa. The role of the Schools of Law at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Stellenbosch together with…

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Access to land – some lessons from around Scotland

Originally posted on Aberdeenunilaw:
This post is by Malcolm Combe The issue of people taking access to land for passage or other activities can be both a practical and an emotive issue. From the perspective of landowners, land managers or…

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Plotting my next move (or “Yes, Peter, I would like a free square foot”)

Once upon a time, on a lovely Scottish summer’s day, I drove in a generally northern direction along the A828 road. Just south of the road signs that welcome you to Duror, I spotted a sign by the side of … Continue reading

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