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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.

Some thoughts on legal blogging, with reference to raptor persecution, surveillance and access to land

As mentioned on this blog before, I have a role in relation to the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen’s blog. This has been a useful forum for colleagues and for me, with a number of spin-offs in … Continue reading

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Fine to park here? Private parking schemes in Scotland

A blog signpost, linking to a piece I have contributed to the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland. This piece considers the law surrounding parking your car on someone else’s land, and what that landowner (or an appointed agent) … Continue reading

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A call to trespass, or harmonising access to land in England & Wales with Scotland

A few days ago, a lively debate cropped up about access to land in England and Wales, primarily as a result of this tweet and related tweets by the campaigning journalist and author George Monbiot. Monbiot clarified his remarks later, … Continue reading

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A Gaelic train of thought

I have an Opinion piece in The Scotsman today, about Scots Gaelic and signage, available here. This is a (sign)post directing to it and offering a bit more background. In terms of tags for this blog post, I have filed … Continue reading

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SULCN Conference 2017: Beyond the Campus

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, the sixth annual conference of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network will take place at Glasgow Caledonian University. This is a short blog (sign)post to direct you to other resources about the conference, namely the … Continue reading

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National Parks in South Africa – a Scotsman’s perspective

Just under four years ago, I posted on this blog about National Parks in Australia and Scotland. My trip to South Africa on research leave and a short trip within my bigger trip has opened up the possibility of another … Continue reading

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Ten signs it’s time to stop and ask for help: guest post by Lucy Reed

This is a guest post from Lucy Reed, a barrister with who blogs at Pink Tape and tweets as @familoo. Anyone a) vaguely legal or b) generally interested in life should really be following her anyway, but just in case … Continue reading

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