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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.

Going Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

The past is a different country: they do things differently there. So begins L. P. Hartley’s The Go-Between. With due deference to that author, so begins this blog post, looking back on the different country of 2014. In the latter … Continue reading

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Dealing in cultural objects; dealing with a gap in Scots law

It is fair to say that the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003 is not a well-known statute in most circles. It is also fair to say there are many other headline grabbing things going on in the UK … Continue reading

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My 2018 in review

Another year, another reflective blog post. I begin with a bit of a confession. I wasn’t sure whether to bother with such a reflective post this year. I have not had a massively productive blogging year. I decided to press … Continue reading

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Landlocked: the continuing separate treatment of moveable and immoveable property by the law of succession in Scotland

In the 19th century, the American property reformer Thomas Skidmore (author of a tract entitled The Right of Man to Property!) advocated an approach whereby property rights would end when a land owner died. That is to say, land rights … Continue reading

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The ScotWays Guide to the Law of Access to Land in Scotland

As has been adverted to on this here blog already, I have been busy of late putting the finishing touches to a book on public access to land. That book is now out, under the snappy title The ScotWays Guide … Continue reading

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Research on the effectiveness of community ownership mechanisms in Scotland

A news item was published on the Scottish Land Commission website today, headed “Community ownership should become routine option for communities across Scotland, says new report“. This story introduce a report (PDF) by the Commission to the Scottish Government, entitled … Continue reading

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Better access to the law: property briefing for the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland

A quick blog (sign)post. I have a briefing note in the October 2018 edition of the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, which is available here. This note couples brief analysis of the Drumlean access case (Renyana Stahl Anstalt … Continue reading

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